How to Use Bounce Back Emails to Avoid Spam in Gmail

Gmail is by far the most popular email service out there with over 69% of people using the service. Millions of users exchange billions of emails with the help of the platform on a daily basis. That is a truly remarkable achievement for any email platform. And frankly, Gmail deserves all the attention and appreciation it receives, since it provides great email service for no cost at all.

However, every Gmail user has to deal with spam on a regular basis. Given that it's the most-used email provider, that also means that it's the most targeted email for spammers. If you use Gmail, it's likely that you're not unfamiliar with spam as well. These kinds of emails occupy our valuable time and distract us from the real work we need to be doing. So why not simplify your inbox and get rid of the unwanted emails?

If you have been a Gmail user for a long time, then you must be aware that preventing spam or stopping unwanted mail in Gmail is not an easy task. Despite the strict filters used by Gmail, somehow spam emails always seem to find their way into your inbox. However, there is one method that works quite well when it comes to discouraging users from sending you unwanted emails: bounce-back emails.

In order to understand how to eliminate spam using bounce back messages, take a look at the steps outlined here:

  • Step 1: Install the Block Sender for Gmail app by either visiting the Chrome Web Store or Firefox Add-ons page.
  • Step 2: Open your Gmail inbox, sign up for a Block Sender account when prompted, and link your Gmail account with Block Sender.
  • Step 3: Click on any unwanted email in your inbox, then click on the "Block" button found toward the top of the page, and select the "Emails from this sender" option.
  • Step 4: Go back to your inbox, click the "Block" button again, and select "Manage Blocks"
  • Step 5: Find the block you just created and enable bounce-backs on it by selecting "Fake Bounce Back" under "Should we send an auto-response?"

Once you complete the steps given above, Block Sender will send a bounce email to the specific sender you blocked every time they email you. The sender, after receiving the bounce mail, will assume that your email address is incorrect (or that you deleted your account) and delete your address from the mailing list.

The beauty of this method is that you have the flexibility to decide who and what gets blocked without compromising the emails you do want. This one is a sneaky way to deter spam email, and that is why it works so well. This method is nearly as helpful as it gets when it comes to email filtering. That is the reason why thousands of busy email users love the app Block Sender for Gmail.

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Last Updated: June 21st, 2023
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