How to stop or block spam emails on Gmail Hotmail Outlook
What are spam emails?
Spam emails also referred to as junk email, are unwanted emails with unknown content, link, file or attachment.
These are the emails that no one has subscribed to but still land in the inbox.
They often have a clickable link or attachment, once the file is downloaded or clicked on the link the device on which the emails are used or the email account starts behaving unusually.
Spam emails are further divided into a few broad categories:-
- Phishing Fraud emails
- Emotional Scam emails
- Virus or Malware scams
- Viagra, Replica Watch, Stock and Weight Loss Email, etc.
What is Phishing Fraud Email?
Phishing fraud emails attempt to fool the email receiver by pretending somebody legitimate ( i.e. a known company, brand, bank or financial institution). These kinds of emails include a link in it which generally asks for either your financial information or some other sensitive data.
a very classic example can be seen below.
How to block emails on Gmail?
When you block a sender’s email address, messages they send will go to your Spam folder.
Steps to block are:-
- logon to gmail.com
- open the email you want to block
- On the top right click on the More button which is like three dots ⋮
- Click on Block, It will block all the email from that sender.
- If you have blocked someone by mistake, you can unblock the email address by the same steps.
How to block emails on Hotmail, Outlook?
(How to unblock sender in outlook / How to stop spam / Unwanted emails on Hotmail)
To block someone just login to your Microsoft Account on the top right click on the gear icon and select view all outlook settings. As shown in the image below.
After clicking on view all outlook settings a page like shown in the image below will appear.
Click on Junk email under the layout category.
On the right panel, you will see the option Blocked senders and domain under which there is a ‘+ Add‘ button to add the email address you want to block.
By mistake, if you have blocked an email address you can unblock them.
Locate the email address under the blocked email list and click on the Trash bin icon next to the email address as shown in the image.
After clicking on the Trash bin click on Save to save the changes made by you on your account.
So you can Block and Unblock any email address using these options.
One simple way to block an email address is to click on the drop-down next to Junk and select Block as shown in the image below.
Click on the drop-down and select Block to Block a sender.
If even after following these steps you are not able to block or unblock a sender then you can contact us by clicking on Technician Help Form