Set up an efficient mail filter with Hotmail

It is hard to sort out important emails, and even harder with unwanted emails filling up your mailbox. The good news is that you can actually set up an email filter on your Hotmail account so that your Hotmail mailbox makes automatic decisions based on your preferences.

How to set up a mail filter on incoming emails in Hotmail?

You can create an email filter to automatically manage your incoming emails in Hotmail as follows:

The level of filter protection for undesirable emails is set on “No automatic filter” by default.

You should review your level of protection in order to receive less spams.

  1. Click on Home > Parameter > View all “Outlook settings”
Outlook Settings
  1. Select Email > Junk email > Filters
Junk Email
  1. Choose the desired level of protection between the available options:
  • Only trust email addresses in my Safe senders and domains list and Safe mailing lists
  • Trust email from my contacts
  1. You can add Blocked senders and domains (mails to move the Junk Email folder)and Safe senders and domains (mails that don’t move to the Junk Email folder).

Messages that you do not wish to receive will automatically be redirected to the spam folder.

If you want to permanently delete them, without having to consult them first:
1. Go to the “Undesirable emails
2. On the Options tab, select permanently “Delete” the suspicious email instead of sending it to the undesirable emails folder.

You can also use Cleanfox if you want to delete spam and unsubscribe from newsletters in record time.


How to block an address with Hotmail?

You receive an e-mail from a person, and you do not want him to contact you again. We explain how to solve this problem.

  1. Click on Home > Parameter > View all Outlook settings
  2. Select Email > Junk email > Filters
  3. Add Blocked senders and domains (mails to move the Junk Email folder)and Safe senders and domains (mails that don’t move to the Junk Email folder).

How to clean up your Windows Live Hotmail inbox with Cleanfox?

Time has become more and more important. You may want to save time managing your Hotmail mailbox. With less efforts, you can now use Cleanfox to clean up your unwanted newsletters.

To do so, all you need to do is link your Hotmail account to Cleanfox, which will carry out a scan of your Hotmail mailbox and will sort your emails by senders. For further information about cleaning up your Hotmail mailbox, please click here to read our article.

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