Semalt: Blocking Senders In Gmail

Over time, as you use a Gmail count for sign-ups and social networking like Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, your inbox may become flooded with unwanted messages or spam emails. The following steps prepared by Alexander Peresunko, the Semalt Customer Success Manager, will teach you how to block the senders in Gmail and have their emails or messages deleted without being bothered by them.

Block the sender in Gmail:

For adding a sender or suspicious email to the Gmail's list of blocked messages, you can redirect them to your spam folder.

  • Open the message from the sender you have decided to block;
  • Click on the More button and spot a triangle (▾) next to your Reply button in the message's header section;
  • Select the Block "Name" from your menu that has just appeared;
  • Click on the Block button under the Block This Sender area;

For some senders, this menu may not work properly, so you can simply employ the rule of Block the Sender to stop his messages from arriving your Gmail inbox.

Unblock the Sender in Gmail:

If you feel that you had accidentally blocked a sender and wanted to receive his/her emails in future, you can remove his/her ID from the blocked list and will start receiving messages. In this case, the messages or emails of this sender will not be directed to your Spam folder.

  • Open the message area of that sender and click on the More () button in the header section;
  • The next step is to select the Unblock "Name" from a menu that has just appeared;
  • Click on the Unblock button, and you will unblock the sender immediately;

If you do not have the messages from the same sender, you should follow these steps:

  • Click on the Settings option (⚙) in your Gmail account;
  • Select the Settings button from the top menu and go to the Filter and Block Address category;
  • You have to make sure that you have checked the sender you want to block or unblock;
  • Click on the Unblock button, and you will unblock him instantly;

Block the Sender using a particular Gmail rule:

You can block the senders using a specific Gmail rule, which is described below:

  • Click on the Show button () in your Gmail account;
  • Type in the desired email ID and you will unlock the entire list of senders or the domains and will start receiving future emails;
  • You should click on the Create filter with this search button and make sure you have deleted it;


In Gmail, you don't need to delete the messages or block senders by hand. With the simple filters, your Gmail account will send all the incoming emails from the annoying senders to the Trash or Spam folder. As an alternative, we can archive the message and equip it with the label, so that they don't stop us from doing other stuff. We suggest you reserve your Spam folder for reporting the junk or malware messages because various hackers contact you for financial gains and will keep sending you stupid messages all the day.