How to Block Junk Email

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How to Block Junk Email Quick and Easy

Spam and junk mail may seem similar, but unlike spam, which refers to emails that the user did not choose to receive, junk mail often comes from opt-in services, such as catalogs, promotional materials, and requests for donations. Even though they are different, they both have one thing in common, and that is cluttering our inboxes. DoNotPay can make your inbox clean in less than two minutes.

How to Block Junk Email With DoNotPay

Digging for an important email among the unwanted ones can be exhausting. No matter how many emails you delete, the annoying ones just keep on appearing. It does not have to be that way. With DoNotPay, you can decide which emails you want in your inbox and which ones do not belong in there—all you have to do is:

  1. Log in to your DoNotPay account from your
  2. Click on Spam Collector
  3. Enter your email address to connect it with DoNotPay
  4. When you receive a junk email, forward it to

Once you do that, you can expect the following:

  • You will be unsubscribed automatically
  • If there is a Class Action against the sender, you can join it. In that case, you will see a flag in the Spam Collector tab of your DoNotPay dashboard

Your inbox will no longer be filled with unwanted mail, and if you also want to unsubscribe from emails, you don't need to look any further—DoNotPay can do that for you. Are you an Android user? Do not worry, DoNotPay can also help you , and it will not take more than two minutes.

Can I Block Junk Email on My Own?

Yes, you can. There are ways to block junk mail from reaching your inbox, but it all depends on what domain you are using. The most popular email domains are:

  • Gmail
  • Yahoo
  • iCloud
  • AOL
  • Zoho Mail
  • ProtonMail

As you can see in the table below, you can prevent junk email from reaching your inbox either by blocking them directly or setting up an appropriate filter.

Block Option

Filter Option







How to Block Junk Email on Gmail

Gmail does not see a difference between spam mail and junk mail. Both are put under the same category, but in order to prevent them from appearing in your inbox, you need to:

  1. Log in to your Gmail account
  2. Select the email you want to block
  3. Click on the little arrow in the upper right corner
  4. Click on Block (user’s name)
  5. Select Block in the pop-up window

You will receive a confirmation message telling you that the user has been successfully blocked. If you are interested in learning more about how to stop spam emails, check out our guide.

How to Block Junk Email on Yahoo

Although the number of Yahoo users is slowly going down, the email provider is updating its filters regularly in an effort to improve the overall user experience. If you want to block junk mail on Yahoo, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the email you want to block
  2. Click on Settings in the top right corner
  3. Select Blocked Addresses
  4. Insert the email address you want to block under Add an Address
  5. Click Block
  6. Click on Save to finish the process

How to Block Junk Email in

To get rid of unwanted mail in you want to:

  1. Go to your inbox
  2. Select the mail you want to block
  3. Click the down-pointing arrow next to the forward button
  4. Click on Block (user’s name) in the drop-down menu
  5. Finish the action by clicking the OK button

How to Block Junk Email in iCloud

If your iCloud inbox is getting filled with spam email messages, in order to clean it up and block any unwanted sender, you need to:

  1. Log in to your iCloud account
  2. Select your inbox
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Select Add a Rule
  5. Provide a filtering condition
  6. Click Done to complete the process

How to Block Junk Email in AOL

AOL is protecting your email account by scanning and filtering your receiving emails. The system is prompt to fail sometimes. Some spam and junk emails may slip by unnoticed unless you are using DoNotPay’s services to stop receiving emails you do not want, which could make your inbox a lot cleaner. To block certain emails in AOL manually, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Open you AOL email account
  2. Click on your username
  3. Select Options
  4. Go to Mail Settings
  5. Select Spam Settings
  6. Fill in the username or email address you want to block
  7. Click on the Plus Icon
  8. Click Save

How to Block Junk Email in Zoho Mail

To block spam and junk mail from filling your Zoho Mail inbox, you need to:

  1. Go to your Zoho account
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click on Filters
  4. Open Outgoing/Incoming Filters
  5. Select New Filter
  6. Provide the details in the filter
  7. Click on Save to finish the process

How to Block Junk Email in ProtonMail

According to Guru99, ProtonMail is the second-best email provider nowadays. Covered by Swiss laws, ProtonMail has come a long way and is currently behind Gmail when it comes to the quality of service. To block spam in ProtonMail:

  1. Open your ProtonMail account
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Select Filters
  4. Click on the Add Filter button next to the Blacklist
  5. Insert an email you want to block

How to Get Rid of Physical Junk Mail With DoNotPay

DoNotPay is offering a service, not only to take care of your email account but to take care of your incoming physical mail as well. You can both report spam email and clean up your mailbox from unwanted mail with just one photo. To get rid of physical junk mail:

  1. Select the DoNotMail option on your DoNotPay dashboard
  2. Click the Enroll Now button
  3. Send a picture of your junk mail

When you are finished, DoNotPay will automatically unsubscribe you and stop anyone from sending irrelevant paper mail your way. If you decide to let DoNotPay clean up your mailbox, we will:

  • Unsubscribe you from persistent mail senders
  • Protect the environment
  • Protect you from scams

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