With the recent rollout of Windows Live Hotmail comes an all new interface and new ways of managing your email. If you have not made the switch to Windows Live Hotmail, all you need to do is login to your Hotmail account and look for the link on the bottom of your Hotmail account that says, Want to race through your inbox even faster? Try the full version of Windows Live Hotmail. (It's free, too.). Click it and you will switch instantly to the new interface.
Now that you have switched, click on your Inbox, which is probably loaded with messages. You can easily sort mail in a variety of different ways. To sort look for Sort by Date with the down arrow, located below the toolbar under Reply and Forward:
Now click on the down arrow and you will see the sort options that you can sort by:
Sort options are: Date, From, Subject, Size. Selecting sort options by Showing only messages: With subjects… display a search box that will search for keywords in the subject field, From sender… also displays a search box that will search by sender name or allows you to select a name from your contact list (from a drop down list), and With attachments… (when sorting by attachments abd sender, search results are displayed in the Search Results folder).
Also notice the white square directly to the left of Sort by Date. Clicking on the square will check all messages and in the preview pane below, you will have options to mark all selected messages as Mark as safe and Mark as unsafe.
People who send junk e-mail often use a variety of similar-looking e-mail addresses. If you receive junk e-mail from an e-mail address similar to one you've already blocked, click Mark as unsafe on each message you want to block. Message you trust should be Mark as Safe.