How to Stop Getting Emails from any Website


Do you often find yourself bombarded with unwanted emails that don't seem to take the hint even after unsubscribing multiple times? Sure, the occasional overzealous newsletter can get annoying, but some take it to another level and need to be blocked.

In this article, we're going to talk about how to block emails from any website, making your inbox a whole lot cleaner and more manageable.

Why Block Emails from a Given Website?

Working with an overflowing inbox can be stressful and inefficient. Unnecessary emails are not just annoying – they're time-consuming, too. If you have accounts on many different websites, your inbox can fill up quickly.

There are numerous reasons as to why you might want to stop getting emails from a particular website. It could be due to an overzealous company bombarding your inbox with marketing emails, a website that sells your email (or gets hacked!), or worse - a scam trying to extract sensitive information from you.

Regardless of the reason, you'll likely want to reclaim your inbox sanity and productivity.

Strategies to Block Emails from a Website

Before jumping straight into this, you'll be more effective if you consider some approaches. The first one is unsubscribing from the unwanted emails - which is the best option. It's better to not receive an email than to have to block one. Most unsolicited emails come with an unsubscribe link usually situated at the bottom. However, if you've tried this and are still getting emails, you'll likely need to take further action.

Note: Always verify the credibility of an unsubscribe link before clicking, as sketchy sources may use these links to scam you! If a sender's site is unfamiliar or looks spammy, it might be best to not click the unsubscribe link.

Blocking emails may vary depending on your chosen email service, but the concept remains the same. Basically, you're instructing your email service or other tool to not let any emails from a particular sender pass through to your inbox.

Blocking Emails in Gmail

Ah, Gmail, the email service many of us know and love. Luckily, if we're talking about Gmail, the process of blocking emails from a specific sender is straightforward. Here are some steps to help you ease the process:

  1. Open Gmail and log in to your account.
  2. Open the email from the sender you want to block.
  3. Click on the three vertical dots to the right of the sender's name.
  4. Click on "Block [Sender Name]."

And voila, no more emails from that specific sender in your inbox! If any further emails are sent from the blocked address, they will automatically end up in your spam folder. You can always unblock the sender if you change your mind later on.

Note: This method blocks individual senders, not the entire website. If the unwanted emails come from different addresses under the same domain, this process may not be ideal.

A more comprehensive solution would be using Block Sender or creating filters in Gmail, which we will discuss later in this article. These methods enable you to stop getting emails from an entire domain, not just specific email addresses. Plus, they offer more flexible and powerful options to keep your inbox clutter-free.

Blocking a Website's Emails with Block Sender

Block Sender is a flexible tool that lets you connect multiple Gmail / Google Workspace accounts and share blocks between them. It makes blocking easy with a browser extension, which improves on Gmail's UI to make blocking more intuitive. Here's how to use it:

  1. Install the extension. Go to the Chrome Web Store or Firefox Add-ons and install the extension.

  2. Log into your Gmail account, sign up for a Block Sender account when prompted by the extension, and link your account. Open up the annoying email and find the new block button in the top menu bar. Click on it.

  3. Choose your blocking preference. From here you can decide how to block future emails. In the case of blocking an entire website, you'll likely want to select "Emails from this domain", which will block all emails from that website domain.

And that's it! Future emails from this sender will now be redirected to the trash on all of your linked accounts.

Note: Blocking does not equate to unsubscribing. While blocked emails will be sent directly to your trash, unsubscribing means you won't receive future emails at all from the sender. You should always try to unsubscribe first before blocking.

Using Gmail Filters to Block a Website's Emails

Gmail itself also offers ways to block emails via filters. These filters allow you to establish specific actions for incoming emails that meet certain criteria. Setting up a filter is pretty straightforward.

  1. Go to your Gmail account and open an email from the sender you wish to block.
  2. Click on the three dots in the upper-right corner and select "Filter messages like these".
  3. You will see the Field "From" field is automatically filled. Then, click "Create filter".
  4. Tick the box "Delete it" and "Also apply filter to matching conversations".
  5. Click "Create filter" and you're done. Emails from this sender will be deleted automatically.

This works great for a few one-off blocks. However, if you need to block quite a few websites, or block it on many accounts, it is much easier to use a tool like Block Sender.

Best Practices

When dealing with unwanted emails, it's important to follow some best practices to avoid future inconveniences.

  1. Unsubscribe when possible: If the source is a legitimate website, most likely they will have an "unsubscribe" option in their emails. Always look for it and use it before taking any other measures.

  2. Don't open suspicious emails: Opening dubious mails may affirm your address to spammers, effectively leading to more spam. Better safe than sorry! You can block emails without opening them in Block Sender by clicking the checkbox next to the email, clicking the Block button, and then selecting the "Block selected emails" option.

  3. Don't share your email unnecessarily: Sharing your email address all over the web can lead to an increase in spam. Make sure to only share your email on trusted platforms.

  4. Use different email addresses: Consider using separate email addresses for different objectives, or by using subaddressing. For example, use one for subscribing to newsletters and another for personal or work communications. It might sound like double work, but it'll help keep unwanted emails away from your important communications.


We've covered a number of strategies to stop unwanted emails from a specific website. We've also looked into using tools such as Gmail's in-built filters and Block Sender. We have also discussed how to manage unwanted emails effectively with some best practices.

Remember, achieving a clutter-free inbox doesn't happen over night. It requires consistent effort and a proactive approach. But with the right strategies and tools, you certainly can take back control over your inbox.

Last Updated: April 3rd, 2024
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