How to Block Unwanted Emails

Since you have been looking for a job, you have had to type in your email address on several Internet sites and, in some cases, make it completely public on the web in the hope of being contacted by a temporary agency or directly by a company looking for staff. Unfortunately, the downside to the convenience of being able to search for work over the Internet is the fact that, lately, you've been receiving a lot of unwanted emails. Your inbox is full of emails and you, in an effort to clean up, separating work emails from unwanted ones, wonder if there is a way to block unwanted emails.

The answer to this implicit question of yours is absolutely affirmative: of course it is possible to do it! In the course of this tutorial I will actually dedicate myself to solving this technological problem of yours. In fact, I will explain in detail how you can block unwanted emails through the main Webmail clients such as Outlook and Gmail. In addition, in cases where there is the possibility, I will also explain how to act to block unwanted emails through the use of the related email management applications available for Android and iOS.

Before you can think about who knows what blocking procedure for unwanted emails I want to reassure you: blocking unsolicited email is easier than you can imagine. In any case, you have absolutely nothing to worry about; in the course of this tutorial I will explain how to do it, step by step. Are you ready to get started? I wish you a good read.

How to Block Unwanted Emails on Gmail

How to Block Unwanted Emails on Gmail Via Web Mail

If you have a Gmail account and you need to block unwanted emails that you receive continuously, you have the option to proceed in two different ways: mark an email as junk (quick method) or set a filter for specific incoming emails (advanced method) ).

Regardless of the approach with which you want to proceed, you will first need to log in to your email account through the official Google Web Mail service, by entering your login credentials.

Now, to block an unwanted email by marking it as junk, open the email message you intend to block and click the button with the symbol of a downward facing triangle next to the button Reply (it's the top right one with the an arrow symbol pointing to the left). From the context menu that will appear, click on the item Block "[email protected]" or Block "name surname" and then click the blue button Block from the new window that appeared to you.

If you want to set an inbound filter to block some email messages you receive, you will need to go to the Gmail settings. To do this, click on theicona dell'ingranaggio at the top right and then click Settings. A new section will open to you with all your email account settings.

From this section, click on the tab Filters and blocked addresses and click on the item below Create a new filter. A new window will appear where you will have to enter some parameters of the new filter you are setting. To start creating the filter, type in the field Da the email address to block and then click on the item at the bottom right Create filter with this search.

To remove a filter, just go back to the appropriate section Settings> Filters and blocked addresses and delete the rule you created.

How to Block Unwanted Emails Via the Gmail App

If you use the Gmail app on your mobile device (Android or iOS) instead, you can block unwanted email just as easily. First open the message to block on the Gmail app and then tap on symbol with three dots located next to the button Reply (it's the one on the right with a an arrow symbol pointing to the left). From the context menu, select the item Block "name" to block all messages from that email address from now on. The messages will then automatically be moved to the folder Spam.

How to Block Unwanted Emails in Outlook

Even on Outlook, Hotmail and Live email accounts it is possible to block unwanted email messages directly through the official Web Mail panel. First, then, log in with your Microsoft email account (Outlook, Hotmail or Live) and open the message you want to block.

Now click the button with the tip of an arrow pointing down, next to the button Reply. From the context menu that just opened to you, click on the item Mark as junk. This way all email messages from that email address will be blocked and automatically moved to the folder Junk Mail.

You can also achieve this same result by using Outlook filters. To access this feature, click the gear symbol, located at the top right and click on the item options from the context menu. From the left menu, click on the item Automatic processing> Inbox and organization rules. Now click the button [+] sotto the dicitura Inbox rules and set the inbound filter. First enter a fancy name for your new rule in the field Name. Then from the drop-down menu When the message arrives and meets all these conditions select the item Was sent or received> Received by and enter the sender's email address to block and then click Ok. In the next drop-down menu Perform all of the following actions choose the item Move, copy or delete> Move message to folder, then selecting the folder Junk Mail. If you don't want messages from the sender to be moved to the folder Junk Mail, but instead completely deleted, you can alternatively select the entry Move, copy or delete> Delete the message. Once you have set the action to perform, then click Ok and then again on Ok to confirm the creation of the new filter.

If you want to set your filters on incoming messages or mark a message as junk via the Outlook app, available on Android and iOS, you will not be able to do so, as you will have to act directly from Web Mail and carry out the steps I have shown you here above.

How to Block Unwanted Emails on Yahoo

How to Block Unwanted Emails on Yahoo Via Web Mail

If you have a Yahoo email account, I can help you block unwanted emails. The first step you will need to take is to log in with your credentials to the Yahoo Web Mail service, using this address.

Among the messages you have received, open the one you intend to block and click the button Spam located in the horizontal bar at the top. In this way, all messages from that sender will automatically be moved to the Spam folder.

If your goal is to completely block the receipt of e-mail messages sent from a specific email address, what you will have to do is use the function Block by Yahoo. Click the icon with the gear symbol che si trova in alto a destra e seleciona la voce Setting, from the context menu. From the new window that just appeared to you, click on the tab Blocked addresses, from the left sidebar. Type the email address of the user to block in the field Add address and then press the gray button Block. To confirm the filter, click on Save, located at the bottom left.

How to Block Unwanted Emails Via the Yahoo Mail App

Do you use the Yahoo Mail app on your Android or iOS device? Then you will be pleased to know that through this app you can block unwanted email messages in a few short steps.

The first thing you will need to do is open the Yahoo Mail application and view the message from the sender you want to block. Now click the button with the three dots symbol and, from the context menu, select the item Spam. This way, the current and all future messages will automatically be sent to the Spam folder.

There is also another way to mark a contact as unwanted or directly block it: using the filters in the Yahoo Mail app. Do you want to know how? Well, I'll immediately explain how to proceed.

Click the button with il symbol , located at the top left, and tap on the item Settings. Now scroll almost all the way until you find the entry filters, on which you will have to tap. Then select the email account for which you want to set the filters on the inbox and, in the new screen, tap the button with the symbol [+] top right.

Now add a name of your own to the filter, via the field Filter name and type the sender to block, entering his email address in the field Sender. Now scroll all the way down until you find the item Move this message to and tap on it. Now tap on Spam and finally on V symbol at the top right, so as to confirm the configuration of your filter.

How to Block Unwanted Emails on Virgilio

On Virgilio's Web Mail service it is possible to block an unwanted message through the filters function. Before starting to explain the procedure, you will need to log in to Virgilio's Web Mail with your data.

Now click Mail arrived, from the left side menu and open the sender's email message to block. At this point, click the button Other, placed in the horizontal bar, just above the message, and click on the item Block sender from the context menu. This way you will have set a filter on your incoming messages, which will automatically delete the messages coming from that specific sender. If you want to view and manage the list of blocked senders, click the icon with the gear symbol, located at the top right and select the item Settings. From the left side menu click Mail> Blocked Senders to view and manage your list of blocked users, for which you will no longer receive any emails.

If, on the other hand, you don't want to act in this way, but you just want the messages to be moved to the Spam folder, on Virgilio's Web Mail service, I suggest you proceed as I will explain in the next paragraph, so that the procedure is immediately active and functional.

Click the icon with the gear symbol che si trova in alto a destra e seleciona la voce Settings. From the left side menu you will need to click Mail> Filters and then click the orange button Add a new rule. Type a fancy name for the new rule you are about to create in the text field Rule name. Click on the orange wording now Add criterion and select the item Sender; then type the sender's email address for which you want to filter messages. Click on the wording now Add action and select the item Move to folder. Then click Choose folder, then up Spam and finally click Ok. Click the button at the bottom right Save, so as to confirm the creation of your filter.