How do you block someone emailing you in Gmail ?

As above :-)

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add a filter:

from: Email you want to block
Skip inbox
Delete

Job done

like this

























































Original Poster

I had a look at that filter thing before i posted this thread,couldn't suss it out,i'll go look again,ta

Original Poster

Does the person sending the email know you have blocked them?

deb8z

Does the person sending the email know you have blocked them?


is any one stalking you?well you have to stop posting you feet pics then,why don't you tell him that you are a guy...............lol

deb8z

Does the person sending the email know you have blocked them?



No

They are still emailing you, its just if you set up the filter as ive said it will go straight into your bin rather than inbox

Original Poster

Darn,that's no fun if they don't know they are blocked lol

Original Poster

addjon

is any one stalking you?well you have to stop posting you feet pics … is any one stalking you?well you have to stop posting you feet pics then,why don't you tell him that you are a guy...............lol



The stalking only happens via pm,not my email lol

tell them to fork oft

deb8z

The stalking only happens via pm,not my email lol


some1 from hukd?

Original Poster

I was joking,i don't have any stalkers from HUKD.

I just wanted to block someone emailing me that's all.

Banned

from google

As many people know Gmail does not have the ability to block messages. The best you can do is define a filter to auto-delete those messages. Even so, some users who are getting harassed or spammed by a specific sender would like to have some sort of a block/bounce ability.

While not a true solution, I've prototyped a method to fake blocking a sender and bounce a message back to them. The setup is as follows:

1. Go to Settings->Labs and enable Canned Response.
2. Create a canned response that looks like it could be a bounce message. I used:
Error 0x0E531127 - The referenced message has been rejected by the sender.
<>
The error code is just made up (as is all of it actually).
3. Go to Settings->Filters and create a new filter.
a. Enter the sender's e-mail address in the From field.
b. Next Step
c. Send Canned Response (and pick the one you created)
d. Create filter.

Note, you can NOT auto-delete the message because then it won't send the canned response. What you can do is create a new label (Bounced) and use the options:
Skip the inbox
Mark as Read
Apply the label [Bounced]
To put them all in an easy location to delete later. Being able to check Delete would be nicer, but I couldn't get that to work.

You're done. Now each time you receive a message from that sender it will be blocked (auto-labeled for later deletion) and bounced (with the above message content).

Now it won't fool an expert as they will realize that's not a true message bounce. But for some people where ANY solution would be welcome, the above might do the trick.

ok,you can also change you email address.

or you can get over yourself and just tell the person to stop mailing you?

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sabz786

or you can get over yourself and just tell the person to stop mailing you?



I'm asking a simple question,i don't need to get over anything,it's none of your business why i asked the question and i've had helpful replies thus far.

Original Poster

Thank you Colin,i could have JFGI myself,doh lol

Original Poster

You may all spam this now

"No way?"
http://toffsmen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Absolute-moron-knocls-out-wrong-guy.gif
deb8z

Thank you Colin,i could have JFGI myself,doh lol


Original Poster

The JFGI was a joke from a thread the other day,i've no idea what relevance the above is to anything oO

Banned

addjon

ok,you can also change you email address.


helpful! oO
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