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How to block foreign emails (with Chinese characters) in Outlook?

Have you ever received spams containing special foreign characters, such as Chinese chars, Russian chars, etc. in Outlook? Here, in this article I will share a way to block emails with specified foreign characters in Outlook.

Block foreign emails (with Chinese characters) in Outlook

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arrow blue right bubbleBlock foreign emails (with Chinese characters) in Outlook

To block all emails with specified foreign characters in Outlook, please do as follows:

1. Select one email in the specified email account, and click Home > Junk > Junk E-mail Options. See screenshot:

2. In the Junk E-mail Options dialog box, please enable the International tab, and click the Blocked Encodings List button. See screenshot:

3. In the Blocked Encodings List dialog box, please check the specified foreign languages you will block, and click the OK button. See screenshot:

4. Click the OK button to close the Junk E-mail Options dialog box.

From now on, all incoming emails with the specified foreign characters in the specified email account will be blocked automatically.


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    Libellule · 2 months ago
    Have you received one or more spam mails in a foreign language?
    1- Right click on the junk mail
    2- Click down on "junk mail"
    3- Click on "Block sender"
    4- Once all the recipients are blocked, USE THE METHOD ABOVE!

    It really works, but only when the recipients are blocked.

    Good day everyone, and long live peacefully :)
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    Libellule · 2 months ago
    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!! It worked with me :D
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    shreehari wankhede · 8 months ago
    please go to your webmail also and block the emails in a spam filter and please effective use of blacklist with a domain, I found this issue and also try the above-said issue, where some sort of it is usable but not the full proof solution, where the domain blacklist will provide you peace of mind thanks
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    Steve Sybesma · 1 years ago
    I can tell you firsthand, this does not work AT ALL!!! I have that setup exactly as above months ago. I see no difference.
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    mani · 1 years ago
    I did this and it isn't working.....we still get this chinese looking emails by the hundreds daily