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No "Block Sender" Option in Windows Mail Newsreader

  1. #1


    HPLeft Guest

    No "Block Sender" Option in Windows Mail Newsreader

    I'm not sure what Microsoft's thinking was in this regard, but the "Block
    Sender" option that has long been available in Outlook Express is missing
    from the RC2 (and RC1) Mail beta.

    That button is essential for anyone who actively participates in USENET
    conversations, and doesn't want to have to create a rule to get rid of the
    posts of every troll they encounter. And in some groups, like sports
    communities during playoff season, the trolls can become a huge problem.
    That's a feature that should really be restored. I notice that there's a
    junk mail option now in the beta, but this doesn't provide the same
    functionality - like the ability to immediately block and remove offending
    posts and posters.

    Outlook Express was never ideal for binary downloads, but was fine for
    participating in USENET conversations. Without the restoration of that
    option, it will become largely useless in even the non-binary groups.

    Matt C


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  2. #2


    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: No "Block Sender" Option in Windows Mail Newsreader

    Try Message rules.

    Tools | Message Rules | News

    Where the "From line contains people" then "Delete it".

    steve

    "HPLeft" <matt@hpleft.com> wrote in message
    news:B8307B77-E210-42AA-A845-4B26CC1D1B8E@microsoft.com...
    > I'm not sure what Microsoft's thinking was in this regard, but the "Block
    > Sender" option that has long been available in Outlook Express is missing
    > from the RC2 (and RC1) Mail beta.
    >
    > That button is essential for anyone who actively participates in USENET
    > conversations, and doesn't want to have to create a rule to get rid of the
    > posts of every troll they encounter. And in some groups, like sports
    > communities during playoff season, the trolls can become a huge problem.
    > That's a feature that should really be restored. I notice that there's a
    > junk mail option now in the beta, but this doesn't provide the same
    > functionality - like the ability to immediately block and remove offending
    > posts and posters.
    >
    > Outlook Express was never ideal for binary downloads, but was fine for
    > participating in USENET conversations. Without the restoration of that
    > option, it will become largely useless in even the non-binary groups.
    >
    > Matt C



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Rasmus Bertelsen Guest

    Re: No "Block Sender" Option in Windows Mail Newsreader


    "Steve Cochran" <scochran@oehelp.com> wrote in message
    news:75AA588B-8E92-4D83-B752-8B31A91E9926@microsoft.com...
    > Try Message rules.
    >
    > Tools | Message Rules | News
    >
    > Where the "From line contains people" then "Delete it".
    >
    > steve
    >

    Doesn't seem to work. I have tried that. The messages is still there.

    Regards,
    Rasmus Bertelsen


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Jim Pickering Guest

    Re: No "Block Sender" Option in Windows Mail Newsreader

    On the menu, click "Message/Create rule from message" and you'll be where
    you want to be I think.
    --
    Jim Pickering, MVP/Windows Mail applications
    Please reply ONLY to newsgroup.


    "Rasmus Bertelsen" <rasbert@nowhere.dk> wrote in message
    news:um%23Zjh2CHHA.572@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Steve Cochran" <scochran@oehelp.com> wrote in message
    > news:75AA588B-8E92-4D83-B752-8B31A91E9926@microsoft.com...
    >> Try Message rules.
    >>
    >> Tools | Message Rules | News
    >>
    >> Where the "From line contains people" then "Delete it".
    >>
    >> steve
    >>

    > Doesn't seem to work. I have tried that. The messages is still there.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Rasmus Bertelsen



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Rasmus Bertelsen Guest

    Re: No "Block Sender" Option in Windows Mail Newsreader


    "Jim Pickering" <jimp (AT) mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:7490D0D2-7E6D-4419-89A4-CD2AACEABA81@microsoft.com...
    > On the menu, click "Message/Create rule from message" and you'll be where
    > you want to be I think.
    > --
    > Jim Pickering, MVP/Windows Mail applications
    > Please reply ONLY to newsgroup.
    >

    Yes it worked after i restarted Windows Mail, then the messages was gone.

    Regards,
    Rasmus Bertelsen


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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