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How to Block Emails in Gmail


Gmail is now widely used around the world. Gmail has a spam email filter, but you may want to block a non-spam email sender. For example, you may receive emails about promotion sales from an unwanted shop. If you use your email account for multiple accounts and websites, your email address may be known to other strangers. In such cases, your inbox folder would be filled with many unwanted emails. But don’t worry. Gmail has a way of blocking the senders of the emails to you. In this guide, we are talking about how to block emails in Gmail service.

How to Block Emails in Gmail

Block emails using the Gmail web

There is a simple way to do this. You do not need to create separate email filters. Follow the steps below.

  • Go to the Gmail web using your web browser.
  • First, if you are not signed in to your account, sign in.
  • Open an email sent by the email sender you want to block.
  • Click the menu button in the upper right corner.


  • Choose the “Block (Sender’s name)” option.


  • It will open a popup window asking for confirmation. Click the “Block” button.


  • Now that email sender will send all the emails you send to the spam folder.

Unblock the blocked email senders using the Gmail web

If you can find an email sent by a blocked user, open it and click the Block button. If you do not find such an email, follow the steps below.

  • Click the Settings button in the upper right corner and click the “See all settings” button.


  • Switch to the “Filters and Blocked Addresses” tab.
  • In that tab, you will also see a list of all the email senders you have blocked.
  • Click on the “Unblock” link in front of the user you want to unlock.


Note: Google has removed the option to block email senders from the Android and iOS apps. (August 21, 2020)

Read Also: How to merge multiple Gmail accounts into one Gmail inbox – iHackPc.com.

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