6 Ways to Block Spam Email from Your Inbox

1. Block Email Addresses of Frequent Offenders

How do I block email addresses worthy only of a spam folder?

  • Via email setting. This works if you’ve already opened an email and realized that it’s spam or it’s from a person you don’t wish to communicate with by email. Most email clients will have a Block Sender button in the email menu. For example, in Gmail and Outlook, it will look like a down-pointing arrow in the top right corner of the email window. When you click on it, you’ll find the words “Block” and the name of the sender in quotation marks.
  • Via the Settings menu. For some email clients, like Yahoo Mail, you’ll need to access Setting first and find the tab for blocked email addresses. But before that, copy the offensive email address into a clipboard or a notepad, so you can add it to the list in Settings.
  • By creating a filter. For email clients like ProtonMail, you can only block an email address by creating a filter. However, filters can be used not only for specific email addresses but also for what you would consider a stop word. You can stop spam emails from incoming by creating a filter for a word or phrase (for example, “eBay”), and any email (from the official website or other email addresses) containing the word will be automatically sent to the Bin.

2. Don’t Sign Up with Your “Real” Email Address

Create a junk mail address

Create a temporary email address

And read the fine print

3. Set Up Spam Folder Filters to Block Spam Emails

4. Unsubscribe from Newsletters You Don’t Read

  • Use the Unsubscribe button
  • Use the search option

5. Always Report Spam

  1. Open the offensive email.
  2. Find the Report spam button and click it.
  3. Or select the offensive email in your inbox.
  4. Click on the Report Spam button so such messages go straight to the Spam folder.

6. Change Your Email on Public Forums

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