How to Block Someone on Gmail

Mara Calvello
Mara Calvello  |  August 28, 2019

Nothing quite ruins your day like getting a message from someone you don’t want to hear from.

And that includes getting an unwanted email. If someone keeps pestering your Gmail account, then it’s time to say goodbye and block them. Unsure how? Let’s break it down.

How to block someone on Gmail

When you’re ready to say sayonara to that pesky person on Gmail, it only takes four simple steps to block them.

Don’t worry, you can always go back and unblock someone on Gmail if you change your mind later.

Need some screenshots to help you out? Keep reading!

1. Open unwanted email

From your list of messages, open the email from the person you’d like to block.

Email message in Gmail

2. Click the three dots

In the upper-right corner, click the three dots.

Three Dots in Gmail


Tip: In the mobile Gmail app, these three dots will be horizontal instead of vertical.

3. Choose block

From the drop-down menu, choose to block their email address.

Blocking Someone on Gmail


Related: Unsure if you’re the victim of phishing? Learn more about this popular email scam.

Learn more: What is Phishing? →

4. Confirm block

To make the blocking official, click Block.

Block Someone in Gmail

The good in goodbye

It’s always a good feeling knowing a specific person (or company) is no longer able to reach you via Gmail. Cutting ties really is all it’s cracked up to be.

While we’re doing some blocking, learn how to block someone on Snapchat and how to block someone on Instagram.

Mara Calvello

Mara Calvello

Mara is a Senior Content Marketing Specialist at G2. In her spare time, she's typically at the gym polishing off a run, reading a book from her overcrowded bookshelf, or right in the middle of a Netflix binge. Obsessions include the Chicago Cubs, Harry Potter, and all of the Italian food imaginable.