Stop Receiving Emails from Blocked Senders: Tips and Tricks

Email providers like Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and AOL offer an option to block spammy email addresses. However, scammers have found loopholes to send unnecessary emails to your inbox. In this article, we will explore why you might be receiving emails from a blocked sender and provide tips for stopping this behavior.

Check the Blocked Emails List

Before we dive into the solutions, let's start by rechecking your blocked email list on Gmail and Outlook. If the sender is not on the list, you can add it using the following steps:

Gmail

  1. Visit Gmail on the web and sign in with your account details.
  2. Select the Settings gear in the top-right corner and open “See all Settings.”
  3. Move to the “Filters and Blocked Addresses” section.
  4. Check the blocked email addresses. If a spammy sender is not on the list, move it to the Gmail inbox.
  5. Open an email, click the three-dot menu in the top-right corner, and select “Block sender.”

Outlook

  1. Head to Outlook on the web and log in with your account details. Open Settings.
  2. Go to “Mail” and open “Junk” email.
  3. Check the “blocked senders” and “domains.”
  4. If the sender is not on the list, click “Add” and enter the email addresses you want to block.

Learn How Spammers Get Around Blocks

Spammers are quite crafty when it comes to bypassing the block function on Gmail and Outlook. They use different email addresses to hit your inbox and can even change their tactics. For example, when you block support@digitaldeals.com, the person can send another email via suppert@uniquedeals.com. They probably have dozens of such email addresses to target your inbox. Instead of blocking each address individually, you can set rules and filters to manage such messages.

Use a Temporary Email Address

If you find yourself receiving irrelevant emails after sharing your email address on unknown apps and websites, it's time to consider using a temporary email address. This can help keep your main inbox clean from spam. Here's how you can create a temporary email address:

  1. If you have an iCloud+ plan, open “Settings” on your iPhone.
  2. Go to your account and select “iCloud.”
  3. Tap “Hide My Email” and then “Create new address.”
  4. Enter a label for the address and hit “Next.” Select “Done.”

Alternatively, if you don't have an active iCloud+ or Apple One subscription, you can use third-party services like Email Permutator.

Set Email Filters

If you prefer not to use temporary email addresses, you can set up filters and rules to delete irrelevant incoming emails. This way, you can automatically send them to the spam folder without having to manually block each email address. Let's see how you can do this in Gmail and Outlook:

Gmail

  1. Head to Gmail and open an email message.
  2. Click the three-dot menu and select “Filter messages like this.”
  3. Enter the desired conditions, such as subject, keywords, and size, and click “Create filter.”
  4. Check the box next to “Delete” and click “Create filter.”

From now on, any email that meets your set requirements will be automatically deleted by Gmail, keeping your inbox spam-free.

Outlook

  1. Head to Outlook Settings and select “Mail” and then “Rules.”
  2. Click “Add new rule.”
  3. Enter the rule name and set a condition, such as subject, keywords, or other parameters.
  4. Expand “Add an action” and select “Delete.”
  5. Hit “Save,” and you're all set.

Keep Your Email Inbox Spam-Free

Receiving emails from blocked senders can be confusing and frustrating. Instead of wasting time checking and blocking every sender, take proactive steps to avoid such situations. Learn more about how spammers work, explore third-party services for temporary email addresses, and set up rules and filters to keep your inbox clean. By taking these measures, you can ensure a spam-free email experience.