How to quickly block a spammer in Gmail

Gmail is well known for being fantastic at battling spam. However, it can't defend against that sales rep who has got hold of your email address! They could be a genuine sender whose emails you want to receive. 

Yesterday, Google added a new feature to Gmail that helps you defend your inbox from that overly aggressive sales rep flooding your inbox with email.

With two clicks you can permanently "block" a sender. While this does not actually stop the sender from emailing you. What it does rather, is place all emails from a blocked sender directly into spam. You can also unblock the sender from inside your spam folder if you have a change of heart.

To block a sender:

  • Open the email
  • Click the little down arrow next to the reply icon
  • Click "Block (Senders Name)"
Block email with two clicks

Block email with two clicks