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Old 02-12-2014, 04:35 PM
 
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Is there any way to block someone/company from emailing you at work?

I work for a company that has various offices all over the world. But I work at the corporate office. Most departments have their own email “Customer Service” “IT” “Accounts Payable” etc..

I get A LOT of emails that don’t concern me but are meant for our department in the other locations. I have sent most of these to junk mail but they are now flooding my junk mail folder.

One sender sends about 20 emails a minute (its useless info to me but is needed in the other locations). Anyway to permanently block them without me calling our IT department?

Not to mention, i get a few of the people who have a conversation when the entire department is still included (hitting that reply all button when it's not necessary)

"Thanks have a nice day"

"Thank you too thanks for your help"


"Anytime!"


<- replied all with a smiley face
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:49 PM
 
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Since this is not conventional spam aka junk mail, why don't you inform the sender to take your e-mail address from whatever group or distribution list it is in?

Alternative would be to create an Outlook rule to automatically delete the e-mails coming from a specific sender and/or with specific subject line and/or words in the body of the e-mail, etc. There are bunch of filtering options available which you will see when you are creating the rule. Less specific/more generic the filters, the more efficient it will be in filtering out.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:57 PM
 
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If you block their email addr you'd miss their emails to you on potentially relevant issues. You should just make a rule to redirect unimportant emails to the Deleted folder.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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If you block their email addr you'd miss their emails to you on potentially relevant issues. You should just make a rule to redirect unimportant emails to the Deleted folder.
This is the proper way to go about it (actually, telling IT to take you out of the distribution list or telling the sender to take you off the mailing list would be the real proper way - that way if I send 50 emails a day to "X Group" but then want to send you personally an email asking about something, you would get the one that is actually relevant, but not the rest).
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