How to Block Emails on Gmail on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

How to Block Emails on Gmail on Android

Are you tired of receiving unwanted emails in your Gmail inbox? Fortunately, Gmail provides a simple solution to block these pesky emails. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of blocking emails on Gmail on your Android device.

Step 1: Open the Gmail App

To begin, locate and open the Gmail app on your Android device. The app icon typically resembles an envelope with a red “M” in the middle.

Step 2: Select the Email to Block

Option 1:

If you already have an email from the sender that you want to block, simply tap on it to open it.

Option 2:

If you don’t have an email from the sender yet, you can search for one by tapping on the magnifying glass icon at the top right corner of the app. Enter the sender’s name or email address in the search bar and select one of their emails from the results.

Step 3: Access Email Options

Once you have opened the email, locate and tap on the three vertical dots at the top right corner of the screen. This will open a dropdown menu with various options.

Step 4: Block Sender

In the dropdown menu, scroll down and select “Block [Sender’s Name]“. A confirmation dialog box will appear.

Note:

  • If you accidentally block a sender or wish to unblock them later, follow these steps again and select “Unblock [Sender’s Name]” instead.
  • Blocking a sender will automatically move their future emails to the spam folder.

Step 5: Confirm Block

In the confirmation dialog box, tap on “Block” to confirm that you want to block the sender. Gmail will now prevent any future emails from this sender from reaching your inbox.

Step 6: Unblock a Sender (Optional)

If you change your mind or want to unblock a previously blocked sender, you can do so by following these steps:

Option 1: Unblock from Spam Folder

Step 1: Open the Gmail app on your Android device.

Step 2: Tap on the three horizontal lines at the top left corner of the screen to open the sidebar menu.

Step 3: Scroll down and select “Spam“.

Step 4: Locate and open an email from the sender you wish to unblock.

Step 5: Tap on the three vertical dots at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 6: In the dropdown menu, select “Unblock [Sender’s Name]“. Gmail will ask for confirmation.

Note:

  • If you don’t have any emails from the sender in your spam folder, proceed with option 2 below.

Option 2: Unblock via Settings

Step 1: Open the Gmail app on your Android device.

Step 3: Scroll down and select “Settings“.

Step 4: Tap on your email address or username at the top of the sidebar menu.

Step 5: In the expanded menu, select “Spam and blocked senders“.

Step 6: Locate and tap on “BLOCKED SENDERS“. This will open a list of all the senders you have blocked.

Step 7: Find the sender you wish to unblock and tap on “Unblock” next to their name.

Congratulations!

You have successfully learned how to block unwanted emails on Gmail for Android. By following these steps, you can now enjoy a cleaner inbox without distractions. Remember, if you change your mind, you can always unblock a sender using the methods discussed in this tutorial.

We hope this article was helpful. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to us. Happy emailing!

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