How To Block Spam Emails

How To Block Spam Emails

A Spam or Junk email is an email that is sent out in bulk to multiple recipients. These kinds of emails come with a malicious link attached that can harm your computer or phone in many ways. Basically, spam emails are sent only for commercial purposes. However, they are dangerous in nature.

Purpose of spam email

The main purpose of spam email is to make more profit. Compared to physical mail, sending bulk emails are cheaper and easier.

Why do I receive spam emails?

When you access an unauthorized website or subscribe to an untrusted service, you will start receiving spam emails. To get rid of emails, unsubscribe to the service that you have subscribed to by clicking the Unsubscribe link or button available in the same email or block the email address/ sender. Popular email service providers like Gmail, Yahoo!, Outlook, etc., use a filter algorithm to find and block spam or junk emails. You can also mark the spam emails manually to block them from entering into your account in the future. The below section explains how to block spam emails.

Blocking spam emails in popular email service provider

As said above, you can block spam emails by marking them as spam. The following instructions also explain the same.


  • Step 1:From your computer browser, sign in to your Gmail account.
  • Step 2:Open the Inbox folder.
  • Step 3:Select the spam mail that you want to block by clicking the checkbox beside it.
  • Step 4:Now, click the Stop icon to block the selected mail.

Alternative way

  • step 1:In the Inbox folder, open the email with the spam link.
  • step 2:Now, click on the three verification dots icon available in the opened mail window.
  • step 3:Select the Block “XXXX” option. (Note: XXXX is the sender's name or email address).


  • step 1:Sign in to your Yahoo! Mail account.
  • step 2:Now, open the Inbox folder.
  • step 3:Locate and select the spam emails.
  • step 4:After selecting the emails, click on the Spam option available at the top of the screen.


  • step 1:Open the Inbox folder.
  • step 2:Click the checkbox beside the email that you find spam.
  • step 3:Now, click the down arrow button beside the Junk option.
  • step 4:Select the Block option.


  • step 1:In the Inbox folder of Apple Mail, select the email that you want to block.
  • step 2:Click on the Trash icon available at the top of the window.

Congratulations! You have successfully blocked the spam emails.

If necessary, you can also delete the spam emails from the Spam folder. To do so, open the Spam folder on your email account, and click the Empty Folder, Delete, Delete All Spam Message Now or Trash option.

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