How to block Emails in a Gmail Account

So you just keep getting tons of emails you are no more interested in. Block emails or block sender’s email is actually the way out. Personally, have registered for a lot of job site and there seem to be tons of emails flowing into box daily. Or somehow you made it to the email listing anonymous sender ad now you strongly wish to stop these emails.

Worry not! with the Gmail filter you can send all mails coming from the source straight to the trash, archive it or label it for later reading as the messages coming. Although the spam button can serve the same purpose but that isn’t the real purpose of the spam

For the single sender that keeps bothering you, it’s usually better to block emails from them.

Block Emails in Gmail

  • Open a message from the sender you want to block.
  • Click the overflow menu button next to the Reply.
  • Go to Block Name from the menu list.
  • Click Block in the confirmation message that appears

Unblock a Sender in Gmail (If you have Sender’s message)

Just in case you have a future needs for the mail from a previously blocked sender?

You can unblock them by using the following guides.

  • Go to previous message from the sender. click the Unblock sender button.
  • Click Unblock in the confirmation message that appears.

Unblock a Sender in Gmail (If you do not have a message from the sender)

  • Go to  gmail settingsby clicking the gear icon.
  • Select Settings.
  • Go to the Filters and Blocked Addresses.
  • Then, on the list of blocked sender’s email. select the sender you want to unblock.
  • Click Unblock.
  • Now click Unblock to confirm.

Create Blocking Rule in Gmail

With the gmail filter settings you can send messages from a sender directly to trash automatically

  • Click  () in the Gmail search field.
  • Type the desired email address under From:
    • Note: you can block more than one email by typing both email addresses separated by “|”
  • Click Create filter with this search.
  • Go to  Delete it in the displayed dialog box.
  • Go to  Create filter. Then, check Also apply a filter to X matching conversations.
  • Now blocked a sender with a rule in Gmail. 

To archive and label instead of deleting messages, choose Skip the Inbox (Archive it) and then choose Apply the label. Next to that, select Choose label to open a dropdown menu of all available filters. You also have the option to create a New Label if that is what you need to do.

Of course, you can always unblock somebody you have blocked using a filter in Gmail or whitelist an address altogether to prevent future messages from being put into spam.

Add a New Address to Your Gmail Block List Rule

To add new senders to your block list, add them to an existing deletion filter by editing the filter and using “|” (as above), or create a new filter if the From: field has grown big and unwieldy. To find the existing filter click the Settings gear in Gmail, select Settings, and go to the Filters and Blocked Addresses tab.