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How to block someone on Gmail

Written by Abhijeet

Gmail by Google is used by almost all peoples, especially Android users. It’s so popular that, people would call email as a Gmail only :P. It’s very easy and simple to use Gmail for sending and receiving emails on the go. With your smartphone, laptop, computer, tablet, Mac, iOS, and many others have Gmail app already installed. With a huge database, Gmail never let down their services and going well by continuously adding new features.

While using such a service you may have come across the situation where you might be getting annoying emails frequently, or someone is spamming your inbox purposely. In this case, you may want to block that person from your Gmail. In this guide, I will tell you how to block someone on Gmail.

Before going to actual steps you need to login to your Gmail account. In case if you have forgotten the Gmail password, you have to recover it using ‘forget password method‘.

Now that you have got your password and logged into your account, let’s see how to block someone on Gmail step by step.

How to block someone on Gmail

  • Step1: At first open the mail of which you want to block. You can search that person’s name, mail id for quick lookup.
  • Step2: Now go to drop-down menu from down arrow and click on ‘Block’ option.
  • Step3: From popup dialog, click on Block button to confirm.

You have now successfully blocked the person on Gmail.

Above method works on both PC and phones’s gmail App.

However, if you are getting the spam emails with different name/mail id having the same pattern, you can block such emails and filter out from your inbox.

How to Block/Filter the spam emails on Gmail

  • Step1: Go to settings by clicking on the gear icon on the top right of the dashboard of Gmail.
  • Step2: Now click on ‘Filters and Blocked Addresses’ tab from given options of the settings page.
  • Step3: from the page, now click on create new filter box and enter the email id of the sender you want to block.
  • Step4: If you want to filter the emails by Subject of the mail, then you can add the subject line in the same window. In a similar way, you can enter the fields ‘Has a word’, ‘doesn’t have’ also the size of the mail, etc settings.
  • Step5: Now click on Create filter button.
  • Step6: Now you will be asked to choose different options like ‘move to spam’, ‘move to trash’, etc, select the option you want and proceed further.

You have now filtered the spam emails on Gmail. Such emails will now go to the spam folder.

How to Unblock the blocked emails

However, you may want to unblock some ids after some time. this can be done by following steps.

  1. By clicking on the gear icon go to settings and then Filters and Blocked Addresses
  2. You can see the list of blocked email id and names here.
  3. Click on the unblock button next to the name/ email ID you want to unblock.
  4. Confirm the unblocking.

How to block someone on Gmail article will help you cleaning your inbox and clearing spam emails. Hope you have liked this article and found it helpful.

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