HOW TO BLOCK SPECIFIC EMAIL ADRESSES IN GMAIL


Gmail is one of the most reliable Email client around the globe, no wonder it has more than 1billion users. Ever since i started using the internet, it has also being my favorite Email client and I have used it for a very long time without facing hitches. One beautiful thing about Gmail is that it has lots of features, that can make your mailing experience beautiful. Though this features are necessary, but its quite uneasy to utilize fully especially when it comes to blocking unwanted mails from some annoying clients who send spam mails every now and then. If you ever tried to block some clients Email address in Gmail, you would find out that this feature is actually difficult, as there is no click button to block  Email addresses though some of these mails could be sent to your Spam Folder.
HOW TO BLOCK SPECIFIC EMAIL ADRESSES IN GMAIL

With this in mind, you can send unwanted mails to your spam folder and delete them later but that's a waste of time. But, instead of hitting the spam folder every time, so how do you quickly block email addresses and also stop receiving  further Emails from that particular Email ID. In this simple tutorial, I will show you how I achieved this and how you can block any Email address in Gmail account of yours.

To Block Certain Email Addresses in Gmail, Follow This Simple Guide

Though Gmail does not have (at least for now) a simple solution to completely block an Email Address, but you can achieve this by using Gmail filter. You can set up filters to forward Email from particular address to trash folder or alternatively, you can always apply a label and review them later. Well, I believe in keeping my inbox 0 and the best way is to, trash them forever. Using this setting, you can also trash all earlier Email messages to trash folder. So, how do you use Gmail filters to automatically trash all incoming Emails from a particular address to Gmail trash?
Step 1
Click on the Search box at the top of your Gmail dashboard.
block email adresses in gmail

Step 2
Click on the drop-down menu, now you will see the advance search option.
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Step 3
At the bottom you can see this; create filter with this Search.
Step 4
In the "From address" box, enter the Email address that you want to block and click on "Create Filter with this search". 
Just like the image below;
Block Email address in Gmail
Step 5
Now, you will be presented with  many options to set your filter. This way, you can "automatically Archive it" or " mark as read" or better still "apply a label". Or you can forward all Emails to particular Email address and many more.
Though i guess you will want to delete all new Emails, therefore you have to select the option which says “delete it” and then click on the "create filters" option.
Trash Filters in Gmail

That is all.
But, if you want to delete all previous Emails entries from that a particular Email Address, then select the option that is next to the "Create filter ” option.
 Also to apply filter to xxx Matching Conversations“.
Select your options and  click on Create filters and that is it.
Now, you will receive a prompt message saying, ''your filter is created".
But if you want to get more information the "Gmail filters", then you can refer to the official Google guide here.
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I hope you found this article helpful, because i have received reports of some very dangerous spam mails sent to people everyday. Currently i have as much as 1600 spam mails in my inbox , the image below will prove that:
HOW TO BLOCK SPECIFIC EMAIL ADRESSES IN GMAIL

 But with this my new trick, i will reduce it to zero.
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