Updated: Wednesday, 3 February
Do you not like to get emails from a particular user? Block that user! He/she is violating Gmail's Programme Policies if the user uses Gmail to intimidate, harass, or threaten you. If so, go for cyber harassment laws! Gmail allows you to block, unsubscribe from the sender, or report the message to Gmail if you don’t want to get emails from him/her. The messages sent by him/her will go to your Spam folder if you block someone on your Google account. Interestingly, Google also allows you to unblock the user if you have blocked someone by mistake. Our write-up will teach you how to block someone on Gmail, whether you are using Android, Mac, or any other iOS device. Let’s start with the process of blocking emails on an Android device.
You are not supposed to block a contact on Gmail using a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. To prevent emails from someone on Gmail, accessing Gmail via computer or a browser on your device is the only thing you can do. Follow the instructions given here to remove newsletters and promotional emails on your iOS device. Simply open the Gmail app and find a message from the sender you want to block. Open the message then. Scroll downwards to the bottom portion of the message. Here you will get an option Unsubscribe or Change Preferences. Click on this option and follow any relevant instructions. The changes may take a day or two to take place, but you will not get disturbed by the emails from that particular user again. Now you will learn how to block someone on Gmail with the use of a filter.
You may ask the practice of unblocking a person who is blocked by you intentionally or unintentionally. Or you might look for undo the process after a change of mind. Thousands of users use the unblock feature after some time. To do this, you first need to open your Inbox and click on its gear icon. A drop-down menu will open after you have clicked on the great icon. You will now have to select Settings from the drop-down menu. Navigate to the Filters and Blocked Addresses tab and check the box that you want to unblock. Press the Unblock icon now. Google will soon send you a confirmation message that the sender has been unblocked successfully.