How to block or unblock someone in Gmail?

If you're getting emails you don't want in your inbox, you can block that Gmail sender. This article shows you how to block or unblock someone on your Gmail account.

How to block someone in Gmail

Step 1: Go to Gmail and log into your Gmail account.

Step 2: Open an email from the sender that you want to block. You can enter their name or email address in the search box at the top and press Enter to look for their emails.

Step 3: Click the down arrow icon to the far right of the sender name.

How to block someone in Gmail

Step 3: Select Block "Sender Name" from the drop-down list.

 Block emails in Gmail

Step 4: Click Block to confirm your action. Now you won't receive emails from this person.

If you blocked someone by mistake, you can unblock them. 

How to unblock someone in Gmail

Step 1: Open Gmail and log into your Gmail account.

Step 2: Click Settings at the top right and select Settings

Step 3: Select Filters and Blocked Addresses.

Step 4: Click unblock to the far right of the person and you're all done.

Unblock someone in Gmail

If you signed up for a site that sends lots of emails like newsletters, promotions, etc., you can unsubscribe to stop getting these junk emails.

Learn more about: How to block unwanted messages in Gmail.

How to unsubscribe from mass emails

Step 1: Open Gmail and log into your account.

Step 2: Open an email from the sender that you want to unsubscribe.

Step 3: Click Unsubscribe or Change preferences. It's next to the sender's name. If you don't see these options, follow the steps above in order to block the sender.

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