Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Blocked Senders List Missing

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help
 
Loading...


Q:
My Outlook Express Blocked Senders list disappeared and whenever I add new addresses they vanish too. What’s going on?

A:
Somewhere along the line the registry key for the OE Blocked Senders became corrupt.

If you are comfortable editing the registry you can reset your blocked senders key and rebuild it.

First, close OE and open the registry by going to Start/Run and typing in “regedit” (without the quotes)

**It’s a good idea to back up your registry before making any changes. If you don’t know how to back up your registry, here’s what to do…
http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/401

Locate the “Block Senders” key. It should be here…

HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Identities/{big long number}
Software
Microsoft
Outlook Express/version
Block Senders

image

All of your old entries are probably there under “Mail/Criteria”. Scroll down to the last few entries since these are the most likely culprits—right click and Delete.

Open Outlook Express and see if your blocked sender list is back. If not, then go back to the registry then right-click “Blocked Senders” and Delete then close the registry.

You’ll need to rebuild your list but it shouldn’t disappear any more unless you corrupt the registry again.

~ David

David Samuel Thomas

Leave a Reply


Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: