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How to block – unblock someone on gmail?

How to Block Unblock Someone on Gmail
If you are gmail user, you must have get irritated by mail from unwanted sender. You might be wondering, how to block – unblock someone on gmail..? And why not. Everyday, we get lot of junk mails from number of senders. And we must take appropriate actions.

Actually..!!! Its very simple.


Steps :- how to block – unblock someone on gmail

There are 2-3 ways to block and unblock sender on gmail. Each way have advantage and disadvantage its own way. We will see them as we follow the process.

Method 1 – Using “Block sender” option

Block Sender

1. Open mail from sender you want to block

Open Mail


2. Click on Down arrow in the right hand corner of the mail

Click Down Arrow


3. Click on Block “Sender’s Name”

Block Sender on Gmail


4. Click on Block for confirmation

Block Confirmation


Unblock Sender

5. Open mail from sender you want to Unblock

Open Mail


6. Click on Down arrow in the right hand corner of the mail

Click Down Arrow


7. Click on Unblock “Sender’s Name”

Unblock Sender


8. Click on Unblock for confirmation

Unblock Sender Confirmation


Method 2 – Using filtering Option

Block Sender

1. Click on down arrow beside search bar at the top in gmail

Click Down Arrow At Top


2. Type the address of the sender you want to block in FROM field

Type the address of sender


3. Click “Create filter with this search” at right hand bottom of the dropdown

Block Sender Through Filter


4. Select “Delete it” option and Click on “Create filter”

Create Filter to Block Sender



Unblock Sender

5. Click on gear icon on right side and then “Settings”

Click on gear icon & Settings


6. Click on Filter and Blocked Addresses

Click on Filter and Blocked Address


7. Click on “unblock” beside email address you want to unblock

Unblock Sender By Filtering


Method 3 – Using Chrome Extension (Block Sender)

1. Install Block Sender

Block Sender Addon


2. Open mail from sender you want to block and click “block”

Addon Block


3. Click on “Unblock Sender” to unblock the sender

Click Unblock

I will personally recommend not to use “Block Sender” extension at all. It allow only 5 blocks. Once you use 5 blocks (email address), it ask you for paid version. And its not worth at all as same service is freely available from google. Please check the below image.

Block Sender Extension Page




You can opt any of the first two methods. Both are good and easy to process. Although, If you ask me, I will suggest filtering one. It directly send junk emails to trash and its time saving factor in today’s world where everyone is counting on seconds.

I hope you understand and followed all the steps easily. If you stuck at any point, let me know your queries so I can solve them.

If you have any other techniques, please share them through comments. It will be helpful to our readers and me as well.

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