How to Block Someone from Emailing you on Gmail

You have your Gmail account and you're getting messages. Unfortunately, not all of those emails are something you want. Next thing you know, there's a dozen emails from someone you don't know. Then there's the emails from the ever popular "psycho ex". Let's not overlook any emails from you do know but in general don't want anyway. Then spam/advertisement emails while you don't even know how they got your email address.

Rather quickly the question becomes, "How do I block someone" or "How do I stop receiving emails from someone" or "Is there a way I can prevent specific emails in Gmail"? As it turns out, it's yes to all. No matter what address someone sends you an email from, Block Sender for Gmail can put a stop to it.

Simply follow the steps below to stop unwanted emails permanently.

  • Install Block Sender for Gmail by clicking the "Install" button found in the upper right-hand corner of this site. The installation won't take long. Open Gmail when it is done.
  • After signing up for a Block Sender account and linking your Gmail account to Block Sender, open an email from the person you don't want to receive emails from, and click the "Block" button on the messages toolbar.
  • Select the "Emails from this sender" option.

Once that's done, that's it. You won't have to do that again and the emails from the currently opened email won't show up in your inbox. This is permanent unless you change options in the Block Sender Options page. And yes, there are multiple "safety nets" included in case you mistakenly block someone or if you once again want emails from someone you blocked. Otherwise, they're no longer a concern for your Gmail inbox.

Last Updated: August 15th, 2022
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