How to Block Emails: A Concise Guide to Blocking Unwanted Emails in Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo

Why Would You Want to Block Emails?

  • Random people you knew. Sometimes, colleagues from work or school, whom you’d rather not have contact with, send too many emails.
  • Outdated subscriptions. You may have subscribed to an email newsletter, but right now, you don’t read their emails anymore, and you don’t want to keep seeing them either.
  • Forced subscriptions. It could be from a business that bought your address illegally.
  • Phishing emails. It could be from a person who illegally acquired your email and is trying to fish for your personal data. If you accidentally opened a spam email of this sort, you need to be extra careful not to click on any links.

Should You Block Senders or Unsubscribe?

  • the sender acquired your email illegally;
  • the email looks phishy; and
  • the email asks you to click a link.

How to Block Emails From Any Device

How to Block an Email on Gmail

Using the Web App on Your Computer

Using the Gmail App

How to Block Emails on Yahoo

On the Web Interface

Using the Smartphone App

How to Block Emails on Outlook and Hotmail

Using the Web App

Using the Smartphone App

How to Block Unwanted Emails in Mail on Mac

How to Block Senders on iPhone and iPad

What’s Next?

  • A system of folders or labels — for keeping all your emails organized and easy to reach in case you need to retrieve information or attachments.
  • A contacts manager — for keeping information about your contacts and knowing which emails are safe to open.
  • A unified inbox — for handling multiple email accounts in one space.
  • Integrations — apps like Google Workspace, Asana, and Evernote for better productivity.




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