How to Block Email Addresses on Gmail

By Fred Wood

Gmail is a free, user-friendly web-mail service run by Google. One of its best features is its search technology that makes locating messages easy. Gmail also has a great tool to help you avoid getting emails from spammers and unwanted senders. Gmail does not allow you to block messages from a specific address, but it does allow you to set up a filter. The filter will send the unwanted messages directly into your Trash file.

Things You'll Need

  • Gmail account

Step 1

Sign in to your Gmail account.

Step 2

Click the “Create a Filter” tab. It is located on the right of your search box.

Step 3

In the “From” box, fill in the unwanted sender’s email address, and then click “Next Step.”

Step 4

Now choose the action you’d like to take on the unwanted message. If you choose “Delete It,” the unwanted email will be sent directly to Trash.

Step 5

To complete the task, click “Create Filter.”

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