Stop unwanted emails in Gmail: block users, report spam

Stop unwanted emails in Gmail: block users, report spam

If you're tired of getting unwanted emails in your inbox, including spam and newsletters, Gmail makes it easy to block these emails. In this article, you will learn about the settings and filters available to you to help keep your inbox spam-free.

How to block users on Gmail?

  • If you'd like to stop receiving emails from a particular sender, you may do so by adding them to your Block list.
  • Open any email from the sender, and click the down arrow shown at the top-right of the email. Then click Block [sender]:
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All future messages from that sender will be transferred automatically to your "Junk" folder. Note that, if you block someone by accident, you can always unblock them by following the same steps.

How to report spam?

Google's Spam filters are normally very effective, but occasionally, some of these messages do make their way through to your inbox.

  • To alert Gmail of any Spam messages received, click the down arrow at the top-right corner of the email, and then select Report Spam:
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Any messages believed to be or marked as Spam will automatically be sent to your "Junk" folder.

How to unsubscribe from mass emails?

Sometimes when signing up on a website, you receive lots of newsletters or promotions. If you'd like to unsubscribe, follow these steps:

  • Go to your Gmail account and open the email from the sender you'd like to unsubscribe from.
  • Click on Unsubscribe or Change preferences next to the sender's name and you're done. Note that it can take up to a few days until you will be fully unsubscribed.
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