how to block someone’s email address on gmail?


Google offers a variety of different ways you can block someone's email address on gmail , ignore or mute your nutjob ex, ranging from complicated to really easy. You could, for example, set up an email filter that automatically trashes all of her email messages or that even auto-responds with a canned message like please stop emailing me. or even a mock bounce message.

But let's keep it easy. Gmail also has a block sender feature that automatically routes all email from that particular person direction into the Spam folder. Let's have a look¦

First off, here's my designated blockee:

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Steps to block someone's email address on gmail

In any case, imagine this is an email from someone you want to block. Don't get anxious, don't get mad, just click on the three dots icon on the right edge. It pops up a menu:

As you can see, one of the entries is Block Chris Pfaff. That's the one to choose, so select it and a window will pop up telling you what's about to happen:

As detailed, Gmail will forevermore route all email from Chris directly into the spam folder (well, mark it as spam, but it's essentially the same thing in usage).

Let's do it! Click on Block to proceed.

That's it. Chris “ or whomever you selected “ is blocked. They have no idea it's happened, they don't get any special notification that they're now just considered spam, it's all on your end and invisible to them.

If you ever want to reverse the process, perhaps because your ex has calmed down and wants to just be friends, then go to Settings and look along the top:

The choice you want to make is Filters and Blocked Addresses. Easy enough, once you know where to look. Choose that and scroll down to the very bottom of that page to find:

There's Chris again. I feel a bit guilty, actually, so I'm going to unblock him by clicking on the ingeniously labeled unblock link. That brings up yet another window:

And that's it. All good, Mr. Pfaff, nothing to worry about.

Good luck

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