If you are receiving too many spam emails from different senders who may be in your address book, here is how you can block emails or contact in Gmail and Outlook.com within moments. You can block someone, who is sending unnecessary deals, or any other spam messages in Gmail or Outlook. You can easily block email addresses that send you spam. This post shows how to block a sender or contact from sending emails in Gmail or Outlook.com.
Block a contact from sending email in Gmail
Gmail offers an option that allows people to block someone right from the Gmail user interface. When you block someone in Gmail, all the emails from that particular sender will be moved to “Spam” folder. Hence, your Inbox folder will be clean and spam-free.
The primary difference between blocking someone and marking an email as spam is if you mark an email as Spam, the sender can still be displayed in your Inbox folder. However, if you block someone, the sender cannot be found in the Inbox folder unless or until you unblock him/her.
To block someone in Gmail, log into your account with valid credentials and open an email that has been sent by the person, who you want to block. Then, click on the arrow or More button next to the Reply button, which is visible next to the date/time. You should find an option called Block “sender_name“.
Click on that option and select Block in the popup window. Following that, all the email from that sender will be moved to Spam folder from Inbox folder.
If you want to automatically delete all the email from a particular sender, you can create a filter for that.
How to unblock a contact in Gmail
In case you have blocked someone mistakenly, or you just want to unblock someone for any reason, you can open the Settings and go to Filters and Blocked Addresses tab. Now, you can find an Unblock option next to the blocked contacts.
You need to click on that.
Block a sender in Outlook.com
Like Gmail, you can block a sender or contact in Outlook.com. If you block someone in Outlook.com, all the email from that sender will be discarded permanently. You will not find them in either JUNK or DELETED folders. This command would be executed automatically. Also, the sender will not be notified regarding the block.
To block someone in Outlook.com, open the Outlook Web App, select an email sender/email that you want to block, and click on the Block button visible on the top menu bar.
After clicking on the Block button again, the sender will be blocked automatically.
How to unblock a sender in Outlook.com
If you want to unblock someone or manage blocked contacts in Outlook.com, you need to open the Options > Junk Email > Blocked sender. Alternatively, you can open this page directly.
Select and contact you want to unblock and delete it.
Can you block someone from sending you emails on Outlook?
Although you cannot prevent someone from sending you emails on Outlook, you can block the person for sure. Whether you use Outlook.com or the desktop client, you can block anybody from sending you an email. For that, you need to go through the aforementioned steps to get the job done.
How do I block emails from a certain person?
It is possible to block emails from a certain person. Whether you want to do that on Outlook or Gmail, both are possible. For that, there is no need to use a browser extension or any other third-party service. You can head to the official website and go through the above-mentioned steps to block anybody from sending you an email.
Hope this small tip helps you keep your Inbox spam-free!
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