Filtering Gmail for Blocking
There are times that you would receive messages that are unsolicited coming from emails, which you have no trust in or from people you do not want to get any more emails from. If you have been getting these emails and you do not want to get them no longer, Gmail offers you with an option to filter so you can be rid of these emails or just apply certain actions on the emails. In this post, we will concentrate on how you could utilize the filtering option so you can block these email addresses and remove all past conversations you have had with these people with those email addresses. If you want to accomplish thus, just follow the process described below:
(1) Sign into your Gmail then pick the email that you would like to block. Do this by clicking the square found on the left side.
(2) Click the option, “More” found on the start of the list of email messages. From the drop down, which shows up, click the “Filter messages like these.”
(3) From a dialogue box, which shows up, click the “Create filter with this search” found on the box’s lower right portion.
(4) Afterwards, you will be given a couple of alternatives to pick from. To block the email completely so cannot get email messages from the email, click the checkbox found on the left part of the option, “Delete it”.
(5) In addition, if you want to delete past conversations (all of it) with the said email, click the checkbox found to the left of the option, “Also apply filter to [Number of conversations] matching conversations.”.
(6) Click the button, “Create Filter” found on the box’s lower left portion so you can guarantee that the email is truly blocked. Now you are finished. If you have email messages from that particular email address for any folders in Gmail, those will be deleted. Later on, if you want to get email messages coming from those addresses, just take out the filter.
Found next are some filters you may want to use, which can make a big difference to the flow of your email.
First, prioritize the emails from people that you know. Although you might not really use Goo+, it can help you to sort the stuff inside your email’s inbox. Just enter is:circle or circle:”name of circle” inside the search box of Gmail to identify messages that come from people you have actually added to your circles on Google+. Make use of the drop down dialog so you can create a filter from this search and so you can prioritize the messages when you mark them as important. On the flip side, you can put up a specific circle for Google+ with the single purpose of filtering the emails and applying a specific action to emails that come from those contacts.
Second, filter emails from other accounts. If you are utilizing Gmail to consolidate your messages coming from other email accounts, you can conveniently direct the emails from your main email inbox. Inside the Gmail search box, enter the particular email address so it can pick up the messages sent to your other email address. Open the drop down dialog and make a filter based on the search and then select to mark these as read when they get in. You can also choose to try and move the emails to the Updates tab of Gmail and mark them unimportant too. This depends on the kind of emails the account gets. The messages will stay under the Updates tab and will be reviewed at your pace.
Next, you can use the filters to demote group emails. These can be the biggest problem of your inbox, depending of course how your family, office, and other groups operate. If you utilize the Cc:me or the Bcc:me query found in the Gmail search engine and then utilize the drop-down dialogue to make a filter based on it, you can deal with email messages that are not set directly to you as you see appropriate. You can shift them to the Updates category, mark them unimportant, mark them read, or even send them straight to archive without having it go through your Inbox at all. To concentrate the focus on a particular domain like work, use *@workdoman.com as a search query.
Lastly, you can archive messages yet keep them unread. It is great to see an inbox that is empty and clean. However, this is difficult to achieve. However, all you need to do is to set up a filter wherein your messages would skip the inbox. An approach that is less drastic is to have the messages skip the inbox and not all of them.