How to block unwanted emails?

If you’re getting unnecessary email and you don’t want in your email inbox, you can block or unsubscribe from the email sender, or report the email to Gmail.

Note: 

If someone uses Google email to harass or threaten you, they’re violating Gmail’s Policies. If you feel that you’re in risk, contact your local authorities right now, and ask whether any cyber harassment laws apply to your situation.

How to block an email address?

When you block someone, emails they send to you go to your Spam folder.

  1. Sign in Gmail.
  2. Open the email.
  3. In the top right corner of the web page, click the Down arrow button.
  4. Now click Block [sender].

If you have blocked someone by mistake, you can unblock them using the same steps.

Remove & block spam from my Gmail inbox

Gmail tries to keep spam out of your Gmail inbox, but sometimes messages get through. If you see a spam message in your inbox:

  1. Sign in Gmail.
  2. Check the Gmail inbox to the left of the emails or open the email.
  3. Near the top of the web page, click Report Spam button.

Unsubscribe from a mailing list

If you signed up on a site that sends lots of updates, like emails about upcoming sales, you can subscribe from these emails.

  1. Sign in Gmail.
  2. Click to open an email from the sender you want to unsubscribe from.
  3. Next to the sender’s name, click Unsubscribe or Change preferences button.

    If you don’t see these options, follow the steps above to block the sender or mark the email as spam.

Note:

It may take a few days for the emailing list to stop sending you emails after you unsubscribe.

A suspicious email asked for personal information

In the event that you see a suspicious email requesting individual data, you can report the email for phishing.

  1. Log in Gmail.
  2. Click to open an email from the sender you want to unsubscribe from.
  3. In the top right corner, click the Down arrow button.
  4. Click Report phishing email.

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