How to Block an Email in 3 Quick Steps for a Happier Inbox

Block pesky unwanted emails, decrease clutter and increase productivity. Check out this step-by-step guide and learn how to keep your Inbox clear with Spike.

 

 

Because Spike is made to improve your productivity, the app has 2 inboxes. It puts the most important stuff at the front in “Priority” and places the other not-so-important stuff like newsletters and promotions in “Other” so you can easily see what matters most while you work. But sometimes we get emails that we no longer want to see, so we’ve made blocking and unsubscribing a piece of cake! 

 

How to Block Junk Email with Other Platforms VS Spike

Web App


iPhone and Other Devices


Desktop


Gmail



  1. Locate an email from the company or individual you wish to block.

  2. Open the email and click on the “More” icon.

  3. Select “Block” from the dropdown.

  4. The individual email is now blocked.



  1. Locate an email from the company or individual you wish to block. 

  2. Open the email.

  3. Select the “More” icon for the email in question.

  4. Tap on “Block Sender”. 


N/A


Outlook



  1. Locate an email from the company or individual you wish to block.

  2. Open the email.

  3. Find and click on the three horizontal dots in the top right corner.

  4. Select “Block” in the dropdown.



  1. Locate an email from the company or individual you wish to block. 

  2. Open the email. 

  3.  Tap on the three vertical dots in the top right corner. 

  4. Tap “Move to Spam”. 



  1. Locate an email from the company or individual you wish to block. 

  2. Right-click the email to open it.

  3. Locate “Junk” and select “Block Sender”. 


Yahoo



  1. Locate an email from the company or individual you wish to block.

  2. Open the email.

  3. Locate and click on the three horizontal dots at the top of the email. 

  4. Select “Block Sender” in the dropdown. 



  1. Locate an email from the company or individual you wish to block

  2. Open the email.

  3. Tap on the vertical dots on the right side of the screen. 

  4. Select “Spam” from the dropdown menu.


N/A


Apple Mail


N/A


N/A



  1. Go to Mail and then Preferences.

  2. Locate the “Rules” tab and add a rule.

  3. Set the conditions as “From”, “Contains”

  4. Enter the email address you wish to block.

  5. Select “Delete” under the “Perform the Following Actions” tab.

  6. Enter a description under your new rule.

  7. If you want to delete all existing messages from this email, select “Apply”.


Spike



  1. Locate the email you wish to block or unsubscribe from.

  2. Right-click on the email and select “Block” or “Unsubscribe”.

  3. Done!



  1. Locate and open the email you want to block or unsubscribe from.

  2. Click the three dots at the top right of the screen.

  3. Select “Block” or “Unsubscribe”.



  1. Locate the email you wish to block or unsubscribe from. 

  2. Right-click on the email and select “Block” or “Unsubscribe”. 

  3.     Done!


 


 

How to Get Rid of Junk Email 

 

Block/Ban Emails

Stop spam emails and pesky unwanted junk from hitting your Inbox before they even get close by banning a sender. 

 

 

Mobile

To block an unknown sender:

If you’ve received an email from an unknown sender or someone you don’t want to keep in touch with ever again, just swipe the thread to the left and tap ‘More’ (the fun orange-colored one).

 

Block image

 

 

Tap the ‘Block’ option at the bottom.

 

Block image

Desktop

 

To block an unknown sender:

To block a contact on desktop, hover over the thread and click the three dots that appear. 

 

 

Block spam desktop

 

A box will appear with several options. Click the ‘Block’ option at the bottom. 

 

Block spam desktop

 

 

Removing Existing Spam

 

Unsubscribe

To get rid of existing junk emails in your Inbox, follow the quick steps below. 

 

Mobile

Unsubscribe: 

If you take a visit to the land of “Other” and see a newsletter or promotion that is no longer relevant to you, Spike lets you quickly unsubscribe from right there in the app – so no more having to enter the sender’s site directly and searching for that tiny unsubscribe To Unsubscribe from a newsletter and stop junk mails (ban the newsletter)

 

To Unsubscribe, swipe left on the thread and tap ‘More’.

 

Unsubscribe newsletter

 

Tap the ‘Unsubscribe’ option at the bottom, and voila! No more pesky emails from that subscription.

 

Unsubscribe newsletter

 

Desktop 

Unsubscribe: 

To Unsubscribe from a newsletter (block the newsletter), hover over the message thread and click the three dots that appear at the top right corner. 

 

Unsubscribe from newsletter

 

Click the ‘Unsubscribe’ option at the bottom of the box that will appear.

 

Unsubscribe from newsletter

 

And there you have it. Choice and freedom made simple through time-saving tools. 

Spam FAQs

According to this Email Statistics study, there are approximately 4.04 billion email users in 2020. Overwhelmingly, there are 14.5 billion spam messages, on average, sent globally each day! Spam and unwanted emails can account for up to 45% of communications received, overwhelming your inbox and productivity. 

Unwanted emails have an estimated economic impact of nearly $14 billion per year. Each time a Spam or unwanted email pings into your inbox, your workflow can be thrown off course, costing you precious time to reset and get back on track once you’ve sorted through that unwanted deluge. For example, if you read 10-20 emails per day, you’re likely to also receive over 150 unwanted emails along with your business communications, spending an average of 5 to 6 hours per month just deleting junk.  

Yes. Spam can contain anything from viruses to phishing scams aimed at stealing your information, so it is wise to make sure the settings on your email block Spam and ban unwanted emails from unknown senders. Spam emails containing Malware can be unassuming, often containing innocuous looking links or legitimate looking content tailored to trick the user into clicking or entering information. Because Malware can be incredibly complex, organizations are increasingly tasked with investing in expensive anti-virus systems in order to keep operations running smoothly. Remember––never click on links within emails from senders you do not recognize. It’s even better to get ahead of the curve and make sure your inbox settings block unfamiliar addresses or contacts.

In addition to the added benefit of heightened inbox security, blocking junk emails boosts your productivity and keeps your Inbox clutter-free so you can maintain a steady and uninterrupted workflow. Up to 40% of your productivity time can be eaten up by task switching, such as managing your overflowing Inbox. You can save yourself time and get through your workday faster by blocking unnecessary emails. 


We hope this was helpful!
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