Block or unsubscribe from emails

If you’re getting emails you don’t want in your Gmail inbox, you can block or unsubscribe from the sender, or report the message to Gmail.  

Important: If someone uses Gmail to harass, intimidate, or threaten you, they're violating Gmail's Program Policies. If you feel that you're in danger, contact your local authorities right away, and ask whether any cyber harassment laws apply to your situation.
Tip: To block someone from sending you messages, or report a message as phishing, open the email from your computer.

Block an email address

When you block a sender, messages they send will go to your Spam folder.
  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. Open the message.
  3. In the top right, click More More.
  4. Click Block [sender].
Tip: If you blocked someone by mistake, you can unblock them using the same steps.

Unsubscribe from mass emails

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 emails. After you unsubscribe, it may take a few days for the mailing list to stop sending you messages.
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Gmail .
  2. Open an email from the sender you want to unsubscribe from.
  3. Next to the sender's name, tap Unsubscribe.
  4. In the pop-up, tap Unsubscribe.
    • Some senders may require you to tap Go to website to unsubscribe from their emails.
  5. Optional: Once you’ve unsubscribed, in the banner, click Move to spam.
Tip: When you unsubscribe, instead of the sender’s name, you may see a unique identifier for a mailing list or a list ID.

To stop unsubscribe recommendations:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app .
  2. At the top left, tap Menu and then Settings .
  3. Under "Inbox," tap Inbox customizations and then Inbox tips.
  4. Turn off "Unsubscribe tips."

Remove spam or suspicious emails

Remove spam from my inbox
Gmail tries to keep spam out of your inbox, but sometimes messages get through. If you see a spam message in your inbox:
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Gmail .
  2. Tap the sender's profile image next to the message, or open the message.
  3. In the top right, tap More and then Report Spam.
Tip: When you tap 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.
A suspicious email asked for personal information
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 More More.
  4. Click Report phishing.
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