One of the most popular email services worldwide is Gmail. Gmail’s built-in filters still allow spam to get through, even though they are designed to help users keep spam out of their inboxes. Gmail users may report spam and phishing emails and block accounts that distribute hazardous emails using the platform. Users of Google accounts that frequently send them promotional emails can unsubscribe using capabilities in Gmail.
Users will receive any subsequent emails from the blacklisted email address in their spam folders. To prevent spam in the future, Google may review the email you report when you report spam.
Report spam emails widely and unsubscribe from them.
The option to unsubscribe from an email list is available to everyone, regardless of whether you knowingly joined the list. If you follow these methods, you can save yourself the time and effort of deleting those quarterly, biweekly, or daily promotional emails you don’t even open.
- Log into Gmail and choose all the spam emails you wish to unsubscribe from (avoid choosing any virtual email addresses).
- When you click on the I icon, you will be given the option of reporting spam or reporting spam and unsubscribing.
- If nothing significant is displayed in the list of IDs, go through it and select the Report spam and unsubscribe option.
- Now, you won’t get any further emails from these accounts.
Establish filters to identify spam mail
- To view all promotional communications, open Gmail and type unsubscribe into the search bar at the top.
- Choose every one of these spam messages, but double-check to see if any of them contain a newsletter or email that you use.
- Select Filter messages like these by clicking on the three dots at the top.
- Now select what you want to do with these emails by clicking the create filter option. You can select Delete it from the Create a filter menu if you want certain emails to be destroyed automatically.
- A pop-up letting you know a filter has been made will appear at the bottom.
- You have the option to filter such emails in addition to deleting them by assigning labels or marking them as read.
Use a temporary email address.
- Your primary Gmail ID is shared with multiple third parties when you share it on arbitrary websites, increasing your chance of receiving spam emails. Occasionally, spam emails may appear legitimate, leading you to click on phishing links that may put your personal information in danger.
- You can share a temporary Gmail ID rather than your primary one across all websites.
- Visit any website that offers cost-free disposable email addresses, such as temp-mail.org.
How to report Gmail spam emails
- Step 1: Launch Gmail on a computer or mobile device.
- Step 2: Access the email sent by the sender you want to report.
- Step 3: Click More in the top right corner (skip this step if you use a computer).
- Step 4: Click Report Spam.