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

 

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, and that number is steadily growing. 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 sorting through junk emails.  

 

If you regularly receive unsolicited mail, annoying Spam, or just endless notifications from stores and other online platforms, then learning how to block an email is a useful tool to have. Usually, it’s quick and simple to block specific email addresses on an individual basis, allowing you to regain control of your inbox and manage your important messages more easily.  

 

Blocking emails is a surefire way to clean up your communications, allowing you to stop unwanted messages from cluttering up your day, effectively preventing them from ever making it to your inbox. Blocking Spam email addresses also reduces the chances of receiving email viruses and opening yourself up to other types of cyberattacks.

 

Here, we take a look at how to block emails on the most popular platforms on today’s market. Check out the step-by-step table below and learn how to ban an email address with your favorite email app.

 

 

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!


 

Clearing up your Inbox from Spam and clutter increases your productivity, safeguards you against malicious cyber threats, and gives you more time to focus on the important things. In the event you receive emails that you no longer want to see, we’ve made it so you can block and unsubscribe from the junk faster than it takes to make your morning coffee! Block a contact in a snap and take advantage of so many other great features by using the best system around, and bring your Inbox into the 21st-century.

 

Learn more about how Spike is changing the face of communication and collaboration for good on our blog.

Spam FAQs

Spam, by definition, is irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients. Spam is sent for commercial purposes usually, and can be facilitated in large volumes with the use of bots and networks that may compromise your computers security.

Yes, and quite easily by amending the settings of your email service. We BLOCK emails in three, simple steps, while others employ several, sometimes complicated, steps in order for you to ban unwanted mails. Check out the table above for a step-by-step guide on how to block emails on the service you use.

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. 

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.