How to Stop Unwanted Emails from PayPal

When you shop online and use PayPal, you give the company you’re buying from your email address. That’s where the problems start. Many have complained that a single purchase made by using PayPal to handle costs managed to flood their Gmail inboxes quite horrifically. Some tried making various “spam” email accounts but that didn’t really help just the same. Once a company you purchased from has your email address, which is required to be given, spam and scams of various types are bound and determined to happen.

Another common scenario is if you're a seller and use PayPal to take payment for your product. This can result in a lot of notifications, whether it be for payments, refunds, disputes, reminders, or anything else. And if you have a sizable business, this can become too much to practically deal with on a daily basis.

If either of these PayPal scenarios fit you, here is one way you can prevent these emails from hitting your inbox:

  • 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 the unwanted email from PayPal (or the email from the company you purchased a product from via PayPal), and click the "Block" button on the messages toolbar.
  • Select the "Emails from this sender" option.

Especially in the case of PayPal, there are likely some emails that you do want to receive. In this case, I'd recommend blocking ceratin phrase/keywords or the email subject instead.

Last Updated: August 10th, 2023
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