How to block unwanted messages




Tip 1: Mark emails as spam

The more you report spam, the better Gmail gets at automatically marking similar messages as spam.

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. Select one or more emails.
  3. Click Report spam Report spam.

Note: When you click Report spam Report spam or manually move an email into your Spam folder, Google will receive a copy of the email and may analyze it to help protect our users from spam and abuse.



Tip 2: Unsubscribe from message or change our email preferences

If you signed up on a site that sends lots of emails, like promotions or newsletters, you can use the unsubscribe link to stop getting these emails.

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. Open an email from the sender you want to unsubscribe from.
  3. Next to the sender's name, click Unsubscribe or Change preferences. If you don't see these options, follow the steps above to block the sender or mark the message as spam.

Note: It may take a few days for the mailing list to stop sending you messages after you unsubscribe.


Tip 3: Create a filter

Step 1: Open Gmail.

Step 2: In the search box at the top, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.


Step 3: Enter your search criteria. If you want to check that your search worked correctly, see what emails show up by clicking Search Search. At the bottom of the search window, click Create filter with this search



Step 4: Choose what you’d like the filter to do.

  • Check Apply the label and choose a label to automatically sort incoming messages fitting your search criteria. If you click the drop down you can create a new label for this filter, or use a label already created. 
  • If you’d like messages fitting your search criteria to be automatically moved out of your Inbox, but want to be able to access them later, check Skip the Inbox (Archive it).
  • (Optional) Check off Also Apply Filter to Matching Messages to move move all filtered messages to new label. 
  • Click Create filter.



Tip 4:  Don't be fooled by messages requesting your personal information (Phishing Emails)

Please Note: If you suspect a Phishing Email has been received it is very important that you do not click on any links or attachments in that email and just follow the steps below.

If you see a suspicious email asking for personal information, you can report the email for phishing.

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. Open an email from the sender you want to unsubscribe from.
  3. In the top right, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Click Report phishing.



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