How to block unwanted emails

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How to block unwanted emails on Webmail

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How to block unwanted emails on Gmail


If you have an account gmail 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.

Once this is done, open ane-mail coming from one of the addresses that send you unwanted messages, click on the symbol of three vertical dots (top right) and, in the opened menu, select the item Block [sender]. Finally, confirm the operation by clicking on the button Block in the box that appeared in the center of the page.

Alternatively, you can create a filter and block unwanted messages in advance. To do this, click on thegear (top right), so as to go to your Gmail account settings, and click on the wording View all settings. Then select the card Filters and blocked addresses on the page that opened and click on the item Create a new filter (located a little further down).

In the box that opens, write in the text field Da theemail address to block, click on the item Create filter placed at the bottom right and, after placing the check mark on the box Delete, click on the blue button Crea. You can also filter messages based on other parameters, besides the sender, for example Subject, Contains the words, It does not contain, Sizes and more.



To delete the filter and unblock senders previously blocked (perhaps by mistake), go to the menu Settings> View all settings> Filters and blocked addresses of your Gmail account and delete the previously set rule.

If you want some more clarification on how to block an email address on Gmail, take a look at the in-depth study I dedicated to the topic.

How to block unwanted Outlook emails

You came to this article to find out how to block unwanted emails on Hotmail, Outlook o Live? Well, in that case, know that Microsoft's Webmail service also offers this possibility. Let me tell you how to use it.

To begin with, log into Outlook.com using your Microsoft account login details and then right-click on message coming from the address from which the unwanted emails come from. Now, select the items Security Options> Block in the menu that opened and block the “offending” address by clicking on the button OK which is present in the box that appeared on the screen.

Another thing you can do is create rules. How you do it? To begin with, select a message from an address you want to block, click the button (...) (top right) and select the wording Create rule from the opened menu. Finally, select the folder where to automatically move unwanted messages (eg. Junk Mail), using the appropriate drop-down menu and then click on the button OK (twice in a row).


Please note: clicking on the item Other options you can also create filters based on other parameters, for example Subject, Priority, Keywords etc.


In case of second thoughts, to delete a previously created rule, go to the Outlook.com settings (by clicking on thegear (top right), click on the items View all Outlook settings> Mail> Rules, click on sull'icona della dustbin located next to the rule you want to remove and then click on the button OK in the box that appeared on the screen.

How to block unwanted emails on Libero

If you have an account Free and you want to know how to block unwanted e-mail messages, know that even in this case you can act by blocking the sender of your interest or by creating a rule using the special function available in the famous Webmail service.

To proceed, after logging into your account from the Libero Mail main page, click on the tab Mail located at the top left, open the message coming from the sender whose emails you want to block and, after clicking on the item (≡) Other actions (above), click on the items Block sender e Block.

To create gods filtersinstead, after opening a message coming from a sender you want to block, open the menu item Other located at the top, select the item Create new filter from the menu that is proposed to you and assign a name to the filter you are creating, using the text field Rule name.


Through the section Terms, define what are the conditions that must occur to block messages from a certain address, by clicking on the item Add a condition and then selecting the option of your interest. Finally, associate the condition with the action that the filter must carry out, by first clicking on the item Add an action (Eg. Move to folder) and then clicking on the button Save, located in the lower right.


If you want some more details about how to block unwanted emails on Libero, take a look at the guide I dedicated to the topic.

How to block unwanted emails Yahoo!

In case you have an address Yahoo! Mail, you can take advantage of a special function useful for the purpose, through which it is possible to block unwanted messages in a rather simple way.

To proceed, log into your Yahoo! from the main page of the service, open the message coming from the address you want to block and click on the button Spam. By doing so, emails from the address in question will automatically be moved to spam.

To completely block the receipt of emails from a specific address, instead, click on thegear (top right), select the item (…) Other settings and, in the new window opened, click on the wording filters (on the left).

Then write in the text field Add new filters and fill out the form on the right with the information necessary to block unwanted messages, using the text fields and menus in the sections Filter name, Set rules e Choose a folder to move to. Finally, click on the button Save to save the filter.

How to block unwanted emails on clients

Let's see now how to block unwanted email on client. If you want to work from the program you use to manage e-mail on your PC, you will find the following information useful.

Microsoft Outlook

It was used Microsoft Outlook you can block unwanted e-mail messages using the appropriate function useful for this purpose.

After starting the program and identifying one of the unwanted messages from the “offending” address, go ahead click destroy on it, select the items Junk> Block Sender from the opened menu, go to the card Home and then click on the button (...) located at the top right. Then select the item Junk Mail from the opened menu and click on the item Block sender.

If you want to create rulesinstead, go to the card Home of the program and, after clicking on the button (...) (top right), select the item Regole, click on the wording Create rule ... in the menu that has opened and check the rule of your interest, choosing one of those present in the sections Upon receipt of messages that meet all the selected conditions (Eg. From [address]) ed Take the following action (Eg. Move item to Junk folder).

Should you have second thoughts, you can restore the default settings by going to the menu Home> (…)> Junk> Junk Email Options and then clicking on the tab Blocked senders and, after selecting the address of your interest, by clicking on the relative button Remove.

Windows 10 Mail

It was used Windows 10 Mail, be aware that the pre-installed email client on Windows 10 does not offer useful functions for blocking unwanted email messages.

Therefore, if you use Windows 10 Mail, the only thing you can do is act from the settings of the mail services added on the client in question, perhaps helping you with the indications I have provided in the previous lines.

Apple Mail

If you have one Mac and use Apple Mail, macOS's default mail client, know that blocking unwanted messages is not only possible, but it's also super easy to do.

To do this, go to the menu Mail> Preferences (top left, in the macOS menu bar), select the tab Regole (in the opened window), click on the button Add and indicates the name to give to the rule in the text field Description and imposta l'opzione all occur in the drop-down menu between the items Se e conditions below.

Next, set the drop-down menus in the first blue row to Da e it's the same as, write theemail address to block (presumably the one from which the unwanted emails come from), using the text field next to it. Once this is done, set the drop-down menus in the second blue row to Move message e Junk Mailclick on your bottone OK And that's it.

If you have second thoughts, go to the menu Mail> Preferences> Rules and remove the rule you set to block unwanted messages.

Mozilla Thunderbird

The ability to block unwanted messages is also offered by Mozilla Thunderbird, one of the most popular free and open source email clients, compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux.

To proceed, after opening the program, click on the button (≡) located at the top right, select the items Tools> Message Filters and, in the window that opens, make sure that the is selected your email account, dopodiché clicca sul pulsating New.

At this point, I gave a name to the filter you are about to create, choose the option They meet all the conditions, set the option Sender in the first menu, the option è in the second and, therefore, indicates which is theemail address to block using the appropriate text field. Then define any other conditions to be met to trigger the rule.

Next, select your options Move the message to e [Tuo indirizzo email> Posta indesiderata] from the drop-down menus located under the heading Perform these actionsclick on your bottone OK And that's it. By clicking on the button +, you can enter other addresses to block within the rule you just created.

Should you have second thoughts, you can delete an address from the list of blocked ones: just go to the menu (≡)> Tools> Message Filters of the program, select the rule created and delete it or review one of the addresses contained in it.

How to block unwanted emails on Android and iOS / iPadOS

You want to know if it's possible block unwanted emails on Android and iOS / iPadOS, in a similar way to what we have seen in the previous lines? The answer is yes.

To do this, it is possible to act from Webmail, following the instructions I have already given you in the previous chapters, or by acting from the specific settings of the email client in use on your mobile device, as I specified in my guides on how to block unwanted emails on Android and on iPhone.

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