Almost half the population of internet users use Gmail as their primary email client.

And the reason they love Gmail is that it is available on the web as well as it has apps that frequently get updated with exciting features. And spam control is one of the best systems of Gmail that keeps you away from spam email.

But sometimes there are emails from real people that you shouldn’t be getting or you just want to get rid of that person who is sending emails.

Thankfully, Gmail offers an easy option of a blocking anyone from sending you emails in Gmail. So you can easily block someone on Gmail, and in this article, we are going to learn about just that.

How to block emails on Gmail web client

It is super easy to block someone on Gmail web client. Simply log in to your Gmail account on your computer.

And then open the particular email from that person you want to block on Gmail.

Once you have opened the email, click on the dropdown button that is right next to the reply button on the top right-hand side.

Clicking on the dropdown button will give you a few options to choose from and one of the options would be to ‘Block’ that particular person.

Once you click to Block that person a popup will appear to confirm that you want to block that particular contact in Gmail.

And when you are done blocking, you will no longer receive emails from that particular person and All the emails would land in the spam folder where it will stay for the next 30 days before getting deleted automatically.

How to block email on the iPhone?

Well if you’re on an iPhone, the process of blocking someone on Gmail is pretty straight forward.

Make sure you have the Gmail app installed on your iPhone, and you are not using the inbuilt email app where you have added your Gmail account.

If the Gmail app is installed on your iPhone open any mail from that particular person you want to block.

Then tap on the three horizontal dots that appear against the contact name on the top right-hand side.

You will get a couple of options including Block. Tapping on which will block that particular contact. And the future emails would be landing in the spam folder of your Gmail account.

So this was quite easy…

How to block someone in Gmail on Android?

Well, the process of blocking someone on Gmail on Android is pretty much similar to blocking someone on Gmail on the iPhone.

You open an email from the particular person and then you tap on the three horizontal dots to get the Block option. Tapping the Block option would block emails from that person and the emails would land in the Spam folder.

So now you know how you can block someone on Gmail, both on the web as well as on the app for both iPhone and Android. You can find more interesting tips and tricks at

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