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Old 06-04-2008, 11:38 AM
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If I block an email address, will the blocked sender know I did?

I have an angry ebay seller ranting at me. I contacted a seller with a few questions about an item, then told her that I had decided against bidding on her auction when I noticed how expensive her shipping charge would be, and she's offended; mad as a bee. I don't want to hear from this person anymore, and have blocked her email address in my Outlook.

I've never blocked an address before and I'm just curious; if she sends me more emails, what will happen? Will her message go directly to the junk file? To deleted? Will I never see another email from this address at all because it is blocked? Does the person who I have blocked get an email saying that my address no longer accepts email from your address? Thanks.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:58 AM
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It depends on how you block it and what email program you're using. I know with Yahoo, for example, you can direct certain addresses to deliver directly to your trash folder. Others may bounce the emails she sends you back to her as undeliverable.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:07 PM
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Outlook will send blocked email to your "Junk" folder by default, which means as far as the sender is concerned the email has been received.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:09 PM
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In my version of Outlook (2007), in Junk E-mail Options, under the Blocked Senders tab, it says:
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E-mail from addresses or domain names on your Blocked Senders List will always be treated as junk e-mail.
Sounds like all that will happen is that email from those senders will go into the Junk folder, and that's it.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:29 PM
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OK, thanks for the responses.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:44 PM
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So, does this mean there's a junk folder that should be deleted occasionally?
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:55 PM
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So, does this mean there's a junk folder that should be deleted occasionally?
Yes.
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:01 PM
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Yes.
With a qualification.

Junk folders are generally emptied automatically. Messages over a certain age get deleted but the system is set to delete once a week.
If you delete spam too soon, the sender sees that the address is active and spams some more in the hope that some will get past the filters.

If your email client has the option to delete spam after a certain delay, just forget about the junk folder altogether. It will take care of itself.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:37 PM
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If you delete spam too soon, the sender sees that the address is active and spams some more in the hope that some will get past the filters.
How does the sender know how often or when you delete your email?
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:49 PM
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With a qualification.

Junk folders are generally emptied automatically. Messages over a certain age get deleted but the system is set to delete once a week.
If you delete spam too soon, the sender sees that the address is active and spams some more in the hope that some will get past the filters.

If your email client has the option to delete spam after a certain delay, just forget about the junk folder altogether. It will take care of itself.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure they only know when you read their mail if you have your client set to open attachments automatically or retrieve images automatically-- something that requires your machine to put in a request (for a file or image) to the spammer's server.

Get gmail, solve all your problems.
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