It can get annoying when most of the emails you get are junk, spam, or simply unwanted. It’s time to take control of your inbox and start weeding out the culprits. Today we’ll show you how to block emails on Gmail.

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When you block a sender, their messages will go to your Spam folder.

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. Open the message.
  3. In the top right, click More.
  4. Click Block [sender].

Tip: If you blocked someone by mistake, you can unblock them using the same steps.

Unsubscribe From Mass Emails

If you signed up on a site that sends lots of emails, like promotions or newsletters, you can use the unsubscribe link to stop getting these emails.

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  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. Open an email from the sender you want to unsubscribe from.
  3. Next to the sender’s name, click Unsubscribe or Change preferences. If you don’t see these options, follow the steps above to block the sender or mark the message as spam.

Tip: It may take a few days for the emails to stop after you unsubscribe.

Remove Spam Or Suspicious Emails

Gmail tries to keep spam out of your inbox, but sometimes messages get through. If you see a spam message in your inbox:

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. Check the box to the left of the message or open the message.
  3. Near the top of the page, click Report Spam 
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Tip: When you click Report spam  or manually move an email into your Spam folder, Google will receive a copy of the email and may analyze it to help protect our users from spam and abuse.

If you see a suspicious email that asks for personal information, you can report the email for phishing.

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. Open the email you want.
  3. At the top right, click More.
  4. Click Report phishing.