Blocking Mail from Certain Senders in Gmail

Tutorial on how to block certain emails, that are not necessarily spam, in Gmail

While you can't currently block messages from specific addresses or domains, you can set up a filter to send those unwanted messages directly to Trash.

To set up a filter in Gmail, follow these steps:

  • Click the down arrow in your search box at the top of the page. A window that allows you to specify your search criteria will appear.
  • Enter your search criteria (email address of sent message). If you want to check that your search worked correctly, click the search button. Clicking the down arrow again will bring the window back with the same search criteria you entered.
  • Click Create filter with this search at the bottom of the search window.
  • Choose the action you'd like for these messages by checking the appropriate box. (In this case, we suggest checking "Delete it.")
  • Click Create Filter.
All email from that specified address, should now go directly to Trash.

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