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What happens when you block someone on Gmail?

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Emails are one of the most common, convenient and oldest ways of communicating online and Google’s Gmail seems to have the biggest piece of the cake as far as consumer email products are concerned with billions of users.

Gmail not only allows users to correspond via emails but also manage subscriptions and accounts across Google products, such as Youtube and Hangouts, among others.

However, one of the major drawbacks online is the thousands of unsolicited emails from marketing and advertising agencies, which can get so overwhelming as to force the user to start blocking people.

If you’ve been getting unsolicited emails from a company or a person and are considering blocking them so that you don’t have to see any correspondence from them in the future, but are confused what entails, here is what happens when you block someone on Gmail.

Also read: What happens when you block someone on YouTube?

Blocking someone on Gmail doesn’t completely block emails from that account. Once you’ve blocked someone on Gmail, their emails will be redirected to your Spam folder, and won’t appear in your inbox.

Unless you check your spam too often, this will work for you as emails in the spam folder automatically delete after 30 days.

Google doesn’t notify the sender of an email if you’ve reported their message or have blocked them and all their emails get sent to your spam.

If you feel that blocking is a bit much, you can alternatively also choose to either unsubscribe from the sender’s mailing list or report (spam) the email to Gmail. Once you report an email or manually move it to the spam folder, Gmail will receive a copy of the email, which it analyses to enforce better protection standards for its users.

Other than that, you can also create a filter for your emails and send emails from someone to a filter, making it easier for you to find and delete their emails, if need be.

Also read: What happens when you block someone on Messenger?



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