Perhaps the biggest problem with email addresses is the ridiculous number of spam emails you receive every day. And email services, while they should be able to spot spam and mark them automatically, can’t always cope with the constant promotional emails you keep receiving.
So what do you do when the spam filter fails? Well, you can always delete emails at any time, but when companies send them incessantly, it can mean a lot of work.
What you can do in this case is to completely block the sender, which means that you will no longer be able to receive any emails from that sender.
In addition to blocking emails, you can also report spam and phishing attempts. This helps Google learn so that you and others can be saved from the torment of spam.
There it is how to block emails in Gmail, from the desktop or mobile application.
How to block Gmail emails on a computer
1. Find the email from the sender you want to block and open it.
2. In the upper right corner of the email, click on the three dots to display the “More” menu.
3. In the drop-down menu, click on the “Report phishing” option, if you want to report the mail as spam or phishing attempt.
If you want to block the sender, click on the “Block” option, where you will have to enter the e-mail address of the sender you want to block.
4. Click OK to confirm that you want all future emails from that sender to be sent directly to the spam folder.
How to block emails in Gmail on a mobile device
1. Open an email from the sender you want to block.
2. To report, tap the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen to open the menu.
3. In the pop-up menu, tap “Report spam.”
4. To block, tap the three dots to the right of the sender’s name and address.
5. In the pop-up menu, click on the “Lock” option and enter the sender’s name.
From now on, all future emails from this sender will go directly to the spam folder, unless you unblock them.