Unwanted emails such as promotional emails, lucky winner messages, phishing emails are considered to be the biggest nuisance for Gmail users. If you are also being bothered by any sort of unwanted or junk emails in your Gmail account, you can fix the issue by blocking the email address of the senders or unsubscribing from the email senders’ list. To know how to block unwanted emails or unsubscribe from mass emails, follow the instructions provided below.
Steps to Block Unwanted Junk Emails in Gmail
Block an Email Address
1.) On your computer, go to the Gmail sign-in page and enter your email address and password to sign in to your account.
2.) Once you are logged into your Gmail account, open the email for which you wish to block the email address.
3.) After opening the unwanted email, click on the drop-down icon located on the right-hand side corner of the message box. A drop-down menu will appear on your screen.
4) From the drop-down menu, click on the Block[sender] option. The sender will be blocked from sending you emails in the future.
NOTE: When you block an email address, emails send by them will start going to the Spam folder of your Gmail account.
5.) In case you block the email address of someone by mistake, you can unblock them using the same steps.
Unsubscribe Spam or Suspicious Emails
If you ever signed up on a website that sends mass emails of promotions or newsletters on a regular basis, you can easily stop receiving emails from them by unsubscribing from their list. For this, you will need to follow the below-mentioned steps:
1.) On your computer, go to the Gmail sign-in page and enter your email address and password to log into your account.
2.) Once you are signed into your account, open any of the emails which you are subscribed to.
3.) After opening the email, scroll down to find an “Unsubscribe” option. The option will be something like this: “Click Here to unsubscribe from this newsletter”.
4.) When you such an option, simply click on the “Click Here” part to unsubscribe from the email. You will stop receiving emails from the senders in the future.
Report Spam or Suspicious Emails
Although Gmail always tries to keep your inbox free from spam and other suspicious emails, however, sometimes emails still make way to the inbox folder. If you ever fund any spam emails in your inbox folder, you can get rid of it by following these steps:
1.) Sign in to your Gmail account on your computer.
2.) Select the checkbox next to the email or simply open the email you suspect as Spam.
3.) If you select the checkbox next to the Spam email, click on the Spam icon located next to the Delete icon (Trash Box) on the top menu bar.
4.) Alternatively, if you opened the spam email, you can click on the drop-down icon located on the right-hand side corner of the message box. From the drop-down menu that appears on your screen, click on the Report Spam option.
5.) The sender will be reported as the Spam sender and you will not receive emails from the sender to your inbox folder.
So, this is how you can block unwanted junk emails in your Gmail account and keep it free from unnecessary emails.