How to stop spam email in Gmail

One of the most annoying things on the web right now is spam email. If you use Gmail, you will not get rid of all these types of messages unless you take action against it, so today we are going to tell you how you can stop spam email from receiving it. Most of time we receive xextortion emails that we should get rid off.

At some point we have all received spam emails with greater or lesser intensity. Obviously the more we receive the more annoying they are, but, although we receive few, the truth is that they are still just as annoying and can interfere with the display of other messages than if they are truly important.

What exactly is spam email?

We can say that spam email is a series of unwanted messages mainly intended for advertising, although there may be some case in which the message contains some type of malware or worse.

It can be identified because it usually meets certain standards:

  • They never have a clear greeting to us, that is, they usually start with our dear customer, Our Lord and sometimes even greet their own email account.
  • Many times the spelling is really bad, since they are direct translations of online tools that are dedicated to it.
  • It usually has keywords repeated over and over again, but the truth is that it often does so by means of spaces between letters, with @ symbols in the middle and things like that. They do this to try to avoid the spam detectors that many of us have on our computers.
  • When they carry attachments they become more dangerous, since we do not know what the file can bring. In that case, never open that document or if it is an executable file, even less.

Block an email address in Gmail

Gmail already integrates a system to identify spam, but it is not 100% efficient and it may be the case that an email that is spam identifies it as normal. If it happens once, the safest thing is that the following times the email will get out of the spam control of the Google service, so it is best to block it ourselves so that it is always identified as spam.

In the computer

If we are in the computer version, the steps will be the following:

How to stop spam email in Gmail
Block email
  • We open Gmail on our PC.
  • Now we identify the message and open it.
  • At that moment we click on the three vertical points in the upper right part of the message.
  • Now we click on Block (the sender’s name will appear).

If you block a person and it turns out that later you realize that it is not really spam, to unblock it you only have to do these same steps, but by clicking on Unblock.

On an Android, iPhone or iPad

If we are going to perform this action on an Android mobile, an iPhone or an iPad, you must do the following:

  • We open the Gmail application on the phone.
  • We identify the message and proceed to open it.
  • Then click on More (three vertical points) in the upper right.
  • And finally we must click on Block to (sender’s name).

As was the case in the computer version, if you want to accept the messages from that person again, we must perform the same steps, but clicking on Unblock.

Unsubscribe from mass emails to stop receiving spam email

It could also be the case that we have registered on a website and from it they are sending us emails regularly, all of them and full of advertising. Although it may also be that we have signed up for a newsletter, but we did not expect that they would send us such a number of emails per day.

In the computer

Well, Gmail allows us to solve this problem in the following way:

  • We open Gmail on our computer.
  • At this moment we open one of the emails that we no longer want to receive.
  • Next to the sender, we click on Cancel subscription or Change preferences. If by chance neither of these two messages appears, we must block the sender in the way we have told you before, that is, as an individual message.

On an Android, iPhone or iPad

If we have a mobile with an Android operating system or a device with iOS, the way to cut mass messages is as follows:

Cancel email subscription
Cancel email subscription
  • We have to open the Gmail application on our device.
  • We open the mail that we want to stop sending us so many messages at the same time.
  • Now, at the bottom, we tap on Cancel subscription or Change preferences. We remind you that, as happened in the computer version, if these two options do not appear, what we must do is block it as a single user, as we saw lines above.

If we want to stop seeing the Gmail recommendations to cancel subscription, which can sometimes be somewhat heavy, we have to perform these simple steps, valid for Android phones and iOS devices.

  • In the upper left corner we must click on More (three vertical stripes).
  • Next we must go to Settings, and then access the account that we want to modify.
  • Now in Inbox Tips, we are going to click on Inbox Tips Settings.
  • The last thing to do is uncheck the box next to Unsubscribe Tips.

Mark a message as spam

Marking an email helps to stop spam email coming to our inbox. Although the system for detecting Gmail spam is quite good, it can always happen that there is one that is not able to identify it and that it reaches our Inbox.

In the computer

Well, if we want to immediately mark it as spam, it is done as follows:

  • We go to Gmail on a computer.
  • We mark the box to the left of the message or we open it.
  • Now we click on Mark as spam Report spam, located at the top.

On the Android mobile, iPhone or iPad

To mark as spam an email that we already have in the inbox on our mobile devices we must:

Report email as spam
Report spam
  • Once we have the Gmail app open, we touch the letter or the photo that we will see to the left of the message or we open the message itself, that is to everyone’s taste.
  • Now click on the top right More (three vertical points).
  • At that time we can click on Mark as spam.

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