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Chapter 21. More E-Mail Bonding: Extendi... > Some Handy Message Maneuvers - Pg. 254

More E-Mail Bonding: Extending Outlook Express 254 · Block a specified e-mail address--If you don't have an e-mail specimen from the address you want to block, select Tools, Message Rules, Blocked Senders List. This displays the Message Rules window with the Blocked Senders tab displayed. Click Add, enter the Address you want to block, and then click OK. If you have a change of heart down the road, you can remove the block by selecting Tools, Message Rules, Blocked Senders List, highlighting the address in the Blocked Senders tab, and then clicking Remove. Click Yes when Outlook Express asks you to confirm. Jargon Jar Message rules are specific instructions that tell Outlook Express how to handle certain incoming messages. If you need to filter messages based on conditions other than (or in addition to) the e-mail address, or if you want to do something other than just delete a message, then you need to set up message rules. These rules tell Outlook Express exactly what to look for (such as specific words in the subject line or message body) and exactly what to do with any messages that meet those conditions (move them to a folder, forward them, and so on). Here are the steps to follow to set up a message rule: 1. 2. Select the Tools, Message Rules, Mail command. Outlook Express relinquishes the New Mail Rule dialog box. In the Select the Conditions for your rule list, activate the check box beside a condition that you want to use to single out an incoming message. Outlook Express adds the condition to the Rule Description box. In most cases, the condition includes some underlined text. For example, if you activate the Where the Subject line contains specific words condition, the "contains specific words" portion will be underlined, as shown in Figure 21.3. The idea here is that you click the underlined text to specify the exact condition (in this case, a word or two that specifies which subject lines are to be filtered). 3.