How to Block Unwanted Emails

How to Block Unwanted EmailsDo you want to block unwanted emails from your ex wife/husband? Do you want to block those annoying offers and newsletters that reach your inbox? Well, here is a way to block all those unwanted and annoying emails that you do not want to see or read!

In this post, I will show you a trick using which you can block individual email address or the whole domain from which you do not want the emails to come from.

Steps to Block Unwanted Emails from Your Account:

Here is a list of separate set of steps that you need to follow for each individual service provider:

For Gmail:

Here is how you can block emails for Gmail:

  1. Log in to your account.

  2. At the top-right corner, click on Settings.

  3. Under Settings, click on Filters.

  4. You’ll now see an option “Create a new filter“, click on it.

  5. Now in the From field, enter the email address from which you do not want to receive the emails.

    For ex. you may enter john@gmail .com in the “From:” field to block all incoming emails from this address. However, if you want to block the whole domain, then use the following syntax: * Now, all the incoming emails from the domain “” will be blocked.

  6. Click on Next Step, select the action you’d like to take on the blocked emails. You may select the option Delete it so that the blocked email is moved to trash. In case if you would like to unblock those emails, all you need to do is just delete the filter that you’ve created.

For Yahoo:

Here is how you can block unwanted emails for Yahoo:

  1. Log in to your account.

  2. At the top-right corner, click on Options.

  3. A drop down menu appears, now click on More options.

  4. In the left panel select the option Filters and click on create or edit filters.

  5. Now click on Add.

  6. In the next screen, give a name to your filter and in the From header field enter the email address that you want to block.

Fox ex. or if you want to block an entire domain then just enter Don’t enter * Select the option Move the message to: Trash and click on Save Changes.

For Hotmail:

Here is how to do the same for Hotmail:

  1. Log in to your account.

  2. At the top-right corner, click on Options.

  3. A drop down menu appears, now click on More options.

  4. Click on Safe and blocked senders link under Junk e-mail.

  5. Now click on Blocked senders.

  6. Type in the email address that you want to block under blocked e-mail address or domain field.

For ex. Enter to block the individual email address or just enter to block the entire domain.

That’s it. You no longer receive those annoying emails in your inbox. Keep your inbox clean and tidy. I hope this post helps. Pass your comments!


  1. Giri
    March 12, 2010 at 10:02 PM

    Thanks for the tip

  2. abhix
    March 13, 2010 at 12:16 AM

    Is it work for all the ‘wild card'( i.e ? and *) words ! !

  3. Karan Kapoor
    March 13, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    Extremely Good Srikanth . It is very knowledgable. Thanks!!!!!

  4. Computricks
    March 14, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    Amazing trick, thanks for sharing Srikanth.

  5. mohammed umar sheriff
    March 15, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    thanks for the tip..but i guess its a it basic and does’nt come under hacking…also could u pls explain me the logic for constructing a su-do-ku program using c

  6. Fahim Reza Badhon
    March 19, 2010 at 12:34 AM

    thanks boss !!! Nice work

  7. bina
    March 20, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    nice posting.
    i like it..

  8. Sam
    March 27, 2010 at 12:15 AM

    Very precise instructions thanks. You are so knowledgeable. Any tips on Facebook hack

  9. teja
    March 28, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    this tip is very cool… i used 2 receive many unwanted mails . Thanks for the tip

  10. Kiran
    April 1, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    It’s nice!!!

  11. Me
    April 17, 2010 at 3:33 AM

    Awesome! Thanks!

  12. me
    April 27, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    its nice…thanx for tip

  13. yuvi
    May 8, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    it’s good step to blocking unwanted emails.

  14. rd
    May 12, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    since u guys have solution for anythng and everythng …please tell me how can we get materials which is locked with a software..i have a lock software called ” instant lock ” . now when i tried to unlock it it shows me to register online..i tried some crack code but they caught it …now they are telling me to buy the software or i am going to loose the whole data…please sir help me out …

    • Srikanth
      May 29, 2010 at 7:03 PM

      @ rd

      Just format your harddrive (reinstall your windows OS). Once the lock software is wiped out, you can have access to your files back. However make sure that the locked files are not in the same drive in which your OS is installed.

  15. nithin
    May 17, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    thanku very much for u r help….

  16. Ankit Moradiya
    August 30, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    That’s good shot …. Wonder full my Problem has solved..

    Thanks …

  17. nike
    September 11, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    really nice tips given

  18. Deep
    November 15, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    nice for me sir…. Thanks………..

  19. NIKHIL
    February 3, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    …..THANKS A LOT..

  20. spy tech monitoring
    February 18, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Helpful tips. Thanks!

  21. Cyndi Poole
    May 9, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Thank you so much! My sister-in-law was constantly emailing me with hostile, borderline harrassing e mails. No MORE!!! LMAO! I just hope she gets a message telling her that her message is being rejected so she’ll know I didn’t get it.

  22. Donna Mason
    June 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    This sounds great! I’ve been hacked through IM… I never use it, is there a way I it would be possible to apply this to the IM also? Hope so, it’s cost alot of $$$, and I can’t even say one word he used”which I’m sure you can imangane! I have a son in IT @ Maghior hospital but he can’t help!

    Would appreciate any help u could give us!
    Many Thanks, Donna Mason

  23. Donna Mason
    June 16, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Love your site, very informative..however, my problem is w/the IM which I never use, and been hacked in the last 2 days…have anything for this proble?

  24. Melissa
    August 22, 2013 at 4:09 AM

    How do I block an email so it’s not even I’m my trash ?

  25. apurva
    September 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM


    Is there is any possibility that after hacking anyone’s gmail account ip address can be hide and the person whose account has been hacked can not see the ip address that from which ip address my account has been login.

    one more question is that is there is any such type of software from where we can change our email address or ip address at randomly ?

    • Srikanth Ramesh
      September 6, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      You can use an IP hider program or proxy server to change your IP address randomly.

  26. Yassin
    September 15, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    put a place for online chat untill i can ask my question online
    thank u

  27. murali
    October 28, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    hello srikanth, i need your help can u give me your mail id.

  28. Leslie
    January 5, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    This is not really a trick, it is simply an option that comes with most email services that a lot of people don’t know about. All though this works fairly well, some emails still make it through. I wish someone with the know how would create a program that does the following. Creates an email receiver program where if you are not on my list then the email is rejected. That is to say it doesn’t go to the trash or spam folder, it doesn’t come in at all. If there is such a program then please email me I would love to gain part of my sanity back.

    Sincerely Les

  29. sarah
    October 31, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    Srikanaht Ramesh ! great job
    but your name is very difficult to say and type

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