Things that are different-and don't work!

I love many of the features of this programme, but have two problems.

  1. how do you place a BLOCK on an email sender?

  2. I cannot get my Rules to ‘Run’. I keep getting a PopUp that says ‘no folder selected’. I have tried selecting the nominated folder; I have tried creating a new folder that was not a subfolder; and i have tried selecting the ‘inbox’ folder, yet it still will not carry out the rule… i have used this many times on outlook express without difficulty. what do i need to do that is different?