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Spam Filtering: Approve or Block Senders for non-Outlook Users

Office 365 Email makes it easy to block or allow senders right from Outlook.

If you don't use Outlook, use these instructions to add email addresses to your list of approved/safe senders or blocked senders.

1. Log in to My Pitt (my.pitt.edu) and click the Pitt Email link in the upper right-hand corner of the window.

2. Click the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of the window.

3. Under Settings, type block, then click the Block or Allow setting that displays below your search term.

Block or Allow

4. Make sure the radio button next to Automatically filter junk email is selected. 

Block or Allow Options

5. To block or allow an individual sender, enter an email address (for example, user@gmail.com) under Safe Senders or Blocked Senders. Then click the Save icon at the top of the page.

Safe Senders and Blocked Senders

Note: To edit an existing email address, click the address to highlight it, then click the pencil icon. You can also click the trash can icon to delete an email address from your Safe Senders or Blocked Senders.