How to Block Emails on iPhone

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How to block emails on your iPhone

Last updated on June 20th, 2020

There are many reasons to block an email sender. There maybe pesky scammer, unnecessary promotions email, or maybe they’re an old acquaintance you just don’t want to deal with anymore. iOS 13 now has a feature that allows you to block particular people and it only takes a couple of seconds to get up and running. Here is how to block emails on your iPhone. 

How to Block Emails on your iPhone using the Block Feature in iOS13

  1. Open the Mail App on your iPhone.

  2. Find the email from the sender that you want to block.

  3. Tap to open the mail and you will see the name of the sender in the top left corner.

  4. The From: field should appear with the sender’s name now in blue. Tap on that.

  5. It will open the Contact Sheet for the person. Near the top, you will see Block this Contact.

  6. Tap on Block this Contact, confirm your intent by tapping Block this Contact one more time, and from now on any emails, they send you will immediately be sent to your Trash folder.

  7. iOS 13 gives you granular control so you can specify what to do with the emails received from blocked users. To find these controls go to Settings > Mail > Blocked Sender Options, where you can enable or disable Mark Blocked Sender and take two actions: Leave in Inbox and Move to Trash.

You can unblock a contact by going to Settings > Mail > Blocked and tap on the Edit option in the top right corner. This should bring up delete options to the left of every contact in your blocked list, so tap the red circle next to the person you want to restore, select Unblock, then and they’ll be returned to active service immediately.

How to Block Emails on your iPhone using the Gmail App

  1. Go to Gmail App on your iPhone if you have it already downloaded. If not then you can download from the App store.

  2. Find an email from the sender that you would like to block and tap on that email.

  3. Tap the three dots in the top-right corner of the message.

  4. Choose Block “[sender]” from the dropdown box.