The average Gmail inbox receives over a thousand emails per month, and if you're a busy person (like many of us are), then you may even receive hundreds of emails every single day! Even on the lower end of this spectrum, receiving a thousand emails per month, or a bit over 30 per day, still seems like a lot for anyone to realistically deal with.
Being the friendly people we are, many of us would like to respond to every email we receive with sincerity. But let's face it; in this age where our time and resources are limited, nobody really has the time to reply to every email received. The simple fact is that no matter how hard you try, you will have to let go of at least a few of the emails waiting in your inbox without replying.
And truth be told, most emails you receive are not worth replying to anyway. In a lot of cases it's actually best to ignore a sender totally, in a way that discourages the sender from sending you further emails. In this article, we deal with exactly that.
Here we'll show you the steps you can take to discourage annoying senders from contacting you in the future by using our email productivity app called Block Sender for Gmail.
So how can you stop unwanted emails using this particular app, and what are the steps to get started? Let's find out:
- Step 1: If you haven't already, download the Block Sender browser extension (Chrome, Firefox) called Block Sender for Gmail; or you can just sign up for an account, skip the extension, and just use our dashboard.
- Step 2: Assuming you have the extension, log into your Gmail account, sign up for Block Sender when prompted, and link your Gmail account with Block Sender.
- Step 3: Find the email address of the person you don't want to receive emails from anymore.
- Step 4: Find the 'Block' button just below Gmail's search bar, and click it to open the dropdown.
- Step 5: Select the "New Block" option.
- Step 6: In the pop-up that appears, under "What do you want to block?" enter the email address you want to block and bounce back.
- Step 7: Under "Should we Bounce Back their emails?" select the "Yes, bounce back" option. You'll need to have a Plus or Pro account to use this.
- Step 8: Click the 'Save' button
When the blocked sender emails you, this is the bounce-back they'll see in response:
With a Plus or Pro account you can bounce back emails to hundreds of senders, and it's simple to toggle on and off with the browser extension.
Aside from the bounce message feature, the app offers a lot of other ways to help clean up your inbox, like domain blocking, word or phrase blocking, IP address blocking, etc. Overall, we aim to make Block Sender for Gmail a truly useful app for those who cannot tolerate junk mail from spammers, stalkers, and other nuisances.
In case you have not tried this Gmail add-on yet, feel free to try out the free tier indefinitely and see whether you like it or not.