Email is a powerful tool in the modern world. It is used not only for professional correspondence, but also for a variety of other purposes including messaging from your school or university, keeping in touch with distant friends or family members, sending digital files, or your online accounts and purchases generally to track. The ease of sending email and the fact that most people have more than one email address can quickly fill your inboxes with spam.

You can unsubscribe from mailing lists through Google, but you may still receive unsolicited email. Gmail users who want to turn this noise off can do so with just a few clicks. How to block an email address in Gmail.

If you block a specific email address through Gmail, you will no longer receive messages from that account in your inbox. It's all or nothing. If you want to receive certain messages from this address but not others, you will need to delete some emails every now and then.

When you are at a computer

Step 1: First of all, navigate to your Gmail inbox and open an email from the sender you want to block.

Step 2: In the upper right corner of the email, on the same horizontal plane as the sender's name and address, is a symbol made of three vertically stacked dots. Click the dot icon to open a drop-down menu. In this menu, select Block (Sender's Name) to be displayed in the middle of the list.


As simple as that! Now all messages that this address sends to you will be automatically forwarded to your spam folder.

If you are on a smartphone

Step 1: The process works the same way on smartphones, although the user interface looks a little different. First, open the email of the sender you want to block.

Step 2: In the top right corner (the message, not the app itself) is a button with three vertical dots. This button is also on the same horizontal plane as the name of the sender of the email. Select the Points button to open the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Next, select Block (sender name). You will no longer receive any messages from this email address.

Blocking is a great way to reduce the chaos of unwanted messages in your email inbox. Sometimes it just isn't enough to unsubscribe from mailing lists.

Of course, it is possible that you will change your mind and want to unblock someone. You can open the same drop-down menu in both interfaces and select the "Unblock (Sender's Name)" option. Both interfaces should also display a dark gray and white banner message at the top of an email from a blocked sender that also includes a sender unblock button that you can click to unblock an address. You can also view and unblock previously blocked addresses in the Filters tab and Blocked Addresses in your Gmail settings.

If someone emails you to intimidate, threaten, or harass you, it is a violation Gmail program policies, and you can report the harasser. However, instead of simply blocking their email address, call the local authorities if you think you are in danger. You can also ask the police about local cyber harassment laws to see if they apply to your situation.

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