How to Block a Sender in Gmail

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How to Block a Sender in Gmail: Step 1

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Click the "Show search options" triangle ("▾") in the Gmail search field. Google, Inc.

  • Click the Show search options triangle () in the Gmail search field.

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How to Block a Sender in Gmail: Step 2

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Type the desired email address under "From:". Google, Inc.

  • Type the desired email address under From:.

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How to Block a Sender in Gmail: Step 2a

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To block more than one address, separate addresses with "|". Google, Inc.

  • You can block an entire domain by entering just that. To block all mail from both user-a@example.com and user-b@example.com, type "@example.com".
  • To block more than one address, separate addresses with "|" (the vertical bar; typically above the backslash on the keyboard; not including the quotation marks). You can block both user-a@example.com and user-b@example.com by typing "user-a@example.com|user-b@example.com", for example.

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How to Block a Sender in Gmail: Step 3

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Click "Create filter with this search »". Google, Inc.

  • Click Create filter with this search ».

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How to Block a Sender in Gmail: Step 4

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Make sure "Delete it" is checked under "When a message arrives that matches this search:". Google, Inc.

  • Make sure Delete it is checked under When a message arrives that matches this search:.
  • Click Create filter.
    • Check Also apply filter to [__] matching conversations to delete previously received messages.