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Block unwanted 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. 

Note: 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.

Block an email address

When you block someone, messages they send you will go to your Spam folder.

  1. Open the Gmail app Gmail app.
  2. Open the message.
  3. In the top right of the message, tap More More.
  4. Tap Block [sender].

If you blocked someone by mistake, you can unblock them using the same steps.

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. Open the Gmail app Gmail app.
  2. Tap the letter or photo to the left of the message, or open the message.
  3. In the top right, tap More More.
  4. Tap Report Spam.
Unsubscribe from a mailing list

If you signed up on a site that sends lots of updates, like emails about upcoming sales, you can unsubscribe from these emails.

  1. Open the Gmail app Gmail app.
  2. Open an email from the sender you want to unsubscribe from.
  3. At the bottom of the message, tap Unsubscribe or Change preferences. If you don't see these options, the sender didn't give information required for unsubscribing. Instead, you can 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.

Michelle is a Gmail expert and the author of this help page. Leave her feedback about this help page.

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