How to Block Someone on Gmail


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Sometimes it’s not enough to just mark mail as Spam. Google’s filters aren’t 100 percent effective and the occasional junk mail might slip through, finding its way to your inbox. And sometimes you just need to radically cut someone out of your life. You can block messages from particular senders for good by setting up your own filter with this simple guide.

1. Log into your Gmail account

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2. Pull up an email from the offending sender. If your inbox is flooded with messages, just search for that person’s name in the box at the top. 

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3. Hit the down arrow to the far right of the sender’s name.  

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4. Click “Filter messages like this” from the list that drops down.

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5. Fill in the criteria for messages you’d like to stop receiving. To block all messages from this person, just enter his or her email address into the From field.


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6. Click “Create filter with this search.” 

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7. Select Delete It to trash all mail that matches criteria in step 5. 

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8. Click Create Filter. If you want to remove all existing messages from that person, check the box next to the blue button that says, “Also apply filter to X matching conversations.”

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Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn joined the Laptopmag team in June 2013 and has since been writing about all things tech and digital with a focus on mobile and Internet software development. She also edits and reports occasionally on video. She graduated with a M.S. in Journalism (Broadcast) from Columbia University in May 2013 and has been designing personal websites since 2001.
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  1. Shannon Says:

    It worked perfectly i got my creepy ex to stop being able to message me thank you so much

  2. sepideh Says:

    this way the blocked person’s emails will go to the trash folder
    Do you know a way to delete them completely an not see them even if you look at your trash folder after a while?

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