How to Block an Email on Gmail

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If you don't want to delete the messages, select "Skip the inbox" to archive them instead.
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Gmail has a dedicated Filter tool that customizes what action to take on messages people send to you. You can use the Filter tool to redirect messages from an email address directly into your trash, blocking all messages from the address from ever appearing in your inbox. The sender is not notified when you block him.

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Step 1

You can also search by the sender's name.
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Enter the email address you want to block in the Search field at the top of the screen.

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Step 2

Clicking the arrow opens the advanced search filtering toolset.
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Click the arrow at the end of the Search field.

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Step 3

Remove the email address from the "Has the words" field.
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Enter the email address in the From field if it's not there already. The email address may show up in the "Has the words" field first.

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Step 4

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Click the Create filter with the search link in the bottom corner of the expanded search filtering dialog.

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Step 5

Select one of the other check boxes to further filter emails from the sender.
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Place a check mark in the Delete It check box.

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Step 6

Click "Also apply filter to X matching conversations" to delete all other emails from the sender.
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Click the Create Filter button to confirm you want to immediately delete all emails that arrive from this sender.

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