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How to block an email in Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo Mail | Email

Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Outlook let you block an unwanted sender's email from a received message. Action is recommended to avoid contact by people who want to avoid emails with notifications, web currents and inconvenient people. The feature is found with similar features across the various email platforms available. Sender blocking does not work to prevent spam messages that are often sent to a specific folder in your inbox.

Blocking prevents new emails from the person from appearing in the inbox. As much as the sender sends messages, they will not appear to you. To learn how to block a sender in Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Outlook, check out our tutorial below.

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Tutorial shows how to block senders in Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Outlook Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudoTutorial shows how to block senders in Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Outlook Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo

Tutorial shows how to block senders in Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Outlook Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo

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Step 1. Open an unwanted email and press the three dot icon in the upper right corner of the message;

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When to view extra features for an email received in Gmail Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Go to the 'Block (company description or person's name)' option to proceed;

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When to use the block option for a sender in Gmail Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Confirm the action on the "Lock" button.

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When to block an email sender in Gmail Photo: Play / Marvin Costa

Yahoo Mail Procedure

Step 1. Open an email from the unwanted sender and go to the three dot icon in the upper right corner of the screen;

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When to check extra settings for an email received in Yahoo Mail Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Check "Block senders" to proceed;

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Opposing to block an email sender on Yahoo Mail Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 3. The dialog box will ask if you also want to delete all emails from this sender. If you want to leave this function checked, no other old messages from the person will be found in your inbox. To effect the lock, confirm in the "OK" button.

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When to block an email sender on Yahoo Mail Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 1. Open an unwanted email and press the three point icon in the upper right corner of the screen;

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When to check out extra options for an email in Outlook Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 2. To proceed, select the "Block (sender name)" option;

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When to block an email sender in Outlook Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 3. To effect the lock, confirm by clicking the "OK" button.

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When to block an email sender in Outlook Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Use the tips to avoid receiving emails and inconvenient people in your email inbox.

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