How to Block and Unblock Contacts in Gmail
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Blocking and unblocking contacts in Gmail is a simple matter of just four steps. When you block a contact, messages from their addresses will end up in your Spam folder, but they won’t know they were blocked.

How to Block a Contact in Gmail

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If someone has sent you an email and you’d like to block them, do the following:

  1. Open the email message from that contact.
  2. Click the arrow button next to the reply button on the message.
  3. Click Block Contact Name where contact name is the individual’s name.
  4. In the popup window that appears click the Block button to confirm your choice.

How to Unblock a Contact in Gmail

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If you change your mind and want to unblock a contact, do the following:

  1. Go to Gmail settings (by clicking the gear icon).
  2. Click the Filters and Blocked Addresses tab.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and you’ll see a list of blocked addresses.
  4. You’ll have to scroll through the list to find the contact you want to unblock and click the Unblock link.  You can also select multiple or all addresses and click Unblock selected addresses.
  5. In the popup window that appears click the Unblock button to confirm your choice.

How to Block All Emails From a Domain

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If you want to block contacts from an entire domain, you could create a filter instead. Here’s how to create a filter to block all emails from a specific domain:

  1. Go to Gmail settings (by clicking the gear icon).
  2. Click the Filters and Blocked Addresses tab.
  3. Click Create a new filter.
  4. A window will open in which you can enter the information for your filter. In the From field, enter the domain. For example, if you were to block all emails coming from the gmail.com domain, you would enter @gmail.com.
  5. Click Create filter with this search.
  6. In the list of options available, check Delete it.
  7. Click Create filter.

What tips and tricks do you employ to keep your Gmail inbox in order? Let us know in the comments.

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