How do I stop getting these specific junk emails?

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  1. LeafsNation75

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    For about the last 1-2 weeks I have been getting at least 5 emails or more a day in my junk email folder of my Hotmail account sent from LinkedIn. However I can say 100% I have not been on their website or ever given them my email. I'm guessing they are all fake emails with some virus attached or something, so I always delete them. The problem is I'm starting to get frustrated with the number of these emails going into my junk folder, so I click on one of them with my iPhone and tried clicking on unsubscribe thinking that could work. Instead that sent me to some Canadian foods website and I clicked off right away. So is there another way to spot getting these emails from just being sent to my junk folder?
     
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    Have you tried blocking the specific address that is sending you the emails? If they're all coming from one address that should work. If they're from several different email addresses I don't really know what to do.
     
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    Try this: log into Outlook.live.com (the website for Hotmail; hotmail.com redirects there), go to your Junk Email folder, click on one of the emails and then click on "Block" on the bar at the top of the page. I think that that should do it, even if you don't use that website to do e-mail and, instead, use an e-mail client or app (like Outlook on your iPhone).
     
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    I'm on my email right now and clicked on another one already in my inbox that I saved and I don't see a thing which says "Block." Instead I see "Flag" or "Ignore" so could clicking either one work?

    Now I'm also kind of hesitant to click on anything in my junk folder unless it's something I know does not belong on there, so if I did that can't do anything bad to my computer? Personally if I can somehow click one of those emails on my iPhone and block them that way I would prefer to do it that way instead.
     
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    I think you can only block the if they are in the junk folder, you have to check the box then hit block
     
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    As Unholy Diver said, Block is an option only when e-mails are selected in the Junk folder. Don't worry about viewing them. Nothing bad will happen unless you click on the links in them. That's why malicious e-mails always encourage you click on their links. If you're still hesitant, then go to outlook.live.com in your iPhone's web browser and look for the Block option there.
     
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    I just checked my email and once again I got another one from "LinkedIn" however I saw where it says Block and did those steps. So hopefully that will be the end of those emails.
     
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    It should if all of the e-mails are coming from a single address. If they're not, then you may still get some e-mails. If so, just continue to block them and, eventually, you might stop them all.
     
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    You are correct because I got a few more after thinking I blocked them, so I just kept clicking block on the other ones I was getting.
     
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    Tell Mr. Melnyk that you're no longer interested in donations and he'll likely stop emailing you.
     

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