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How to Block Emails

An email is an effective tool in this digital world. You can use email not only for professional correspondence, but you can also use email for various purposes, including messages from your professional degree colleges or your school, keeping in touch with family and friends, sending digital files, and many more.

If your account inbox is filled with unwanted emails or spam, and you want to get rid of those emails, you can do so with a few clicks. Blocking a specific email address through an account (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook) means you are not able to receive messages from that account in your inbox.

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to block emails from a particular sender in the Android versions and Desktop versions of Gmail and yahoo, Outlook. Blocking unwanted emails does not restrict them from showing up in your email address at all, but you can see the emails of the blocked recipients in the spam or trash folder.

Method 1

Gmail (Android)

Open Gmail:

Go to your mobile device application page and tap the "Gmail" app. It is a white envelope icon with a red "M" Placed on it. Once you tap on the Gmail app, you will be redirected to the inbox.

How to Block Emails

If you are not already logged into the Gmail account, you need to enter your Google email address, and password in the given filled and tap "Sign in" button.

Tap an email:

From the inbox page, you need to tap on "Email" whose sender you want to block. Doing so opens the email.

How to Block Emails

Tap the kebab menu:

Here, you need to tap on "Kebab Menu" (shown by three vertical dots) located at the upper right corner of the email.

How to Block Emails

Tap Block:

If you tap on the "Kebab Menu," a drop-down menu with various options appear, where you need to tap on the Block "Name" located at the bottom of the drop-down menu. Once you tap the Block "Name," you will get any future emails from this email address directly into the spam folder.

How to Block Emails

Let's understand with an example, to block Academia.edu notification emails; you would tap Block "Academia.edu."

In a few cases, you will be prompted to tap Block & Unsubscribe according to your choice. This option will block both the email address and unsubscribe you from the mailing list.

On Desktop:

Open Gmail:

Open your preferred web browser and type https://www.gmail.com/, and press "Enter" button you will be redirected to the Gmail inbox automatically.

How to Block Emails

If you are not already logged into your Gmail account, you need to click the "SIGN IN" button located at the top right corner of the window. Once you click on the SIGN IN button, you will be navigated to a login page, where you need to enter your email address and password correctly to sign in.

Click an email:

From the inbox page, you need to click on "Email" whose sender you want to block, doing so will open the email in question.

How to Block Emails

Click Kebab menu:

Once you open the email you want to block, you need to click on the "Kebab Menu" located at the upper right side of the email, just right of the "Reply" tab; doing so prompts a drop-down menu with a list of options.

How to Block Emails

Click Block:

From the drop-down menu, you need to click Block "Name" located in the middle of the drop-down menu. Here, you will find the senders name next to the "Block."

How to Block Emails

Let's understand with an example: if you want to block Quora emails, you need to click Block "Quora."

Click Block when prompted:

If you click the Block tab, a pop-up will appear with notification, where you need to click the "Block" button located at the bottom right corner of the pop-up. It will confirm your choice and block the email address; it means you will no longer receive any email in the future.

How to Block Emails

You will get later emails from this sender into the Spam folder.

In a few cases, you may Block & Unsubscribe when prompted; doing so will block both the email address and unsubscribe you from the email list.

Method 2

Yahoo (On Desktop)

Open yahoo:

Type https://www.yahoo.com/ in the address bar located at the top of your preferred web browser and press "Enter." Doing so will be navigated to a new page, where you will see your first name at the top right corner of the page.

How to Block Emails

If you are not already logged into your Yahoo account, you need to enter your yahoo email address and password in the given field to sign in to your account. Make sure before sign-in; you have entered correct login credentials.

Click Mail:

Once you logged into your Yahoo account, you need to click on "Mail" located at the top right corner of the page.

How to Block Emails

Click Settings:

If you click on Mail, you will be navigated to an inbox page, where you need to click on the "Settings" option located on the right side of the page. When you click on the Settings option, you will find a drop-down menu with a list of options.

How to Block Emails

Click More Settings:

From the drop-down menu list, you need to click on "More Settings."

How to Block Emails

Click Security and Privacy:

If you click on the Settings option, you will be navigated to a new page, where you need to click the "Security and Privacy" option located on the left side of the page.

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Click +Add:

From the Security and privacy option, you need to click the "+Add" button located at the right of the "Block addresses" headings.

How to Block Emails

Enter the sender's email address:

In the given blank field next to add an address, you need to enter an email address located on the right side of the page.

How to Block Emails

Once you enter the email address you want to block; you need to click the "save" option located just below the email address. It will restrict the select sender's emails from showing up in your inbox, you can see in your trash folder.

Method 3

Outlook

Open Outlook:

Go to your preferred web browser and type https://outlook.com/, in the URL box located at the top of the web browser and press "Enter." Once you press the "Enter" button, you will be navigated to a new page, where you need to click the "Sign in" button. After now, enter your email address or phone number and password, and click sign in to proceed.

How to Block Emails

If you are already logged into the Outlook account, you will be navigated directly to the Outlook inbox.

Select the mail:

Once you logged into your Outlook account, you need to select the mail you want to block.

How to Block Emails

Click Block:

If you click on the meatballs icon (shown by three horizontal dots) located next to the email, a list of options will appear, where you need to scroll down the page and select the Block "Name" option to block.

How to Block Emails

Click ok:

If you click on the Block option, a pop-up will appear, where you need to click the "Ok" option located at the bottom left corner of the menu.

How to Block Emails




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