How to Automatically Delete Emails from Your Annoying Ex in Gmail

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Did you break up with your ex and now they’re in your inbox, bombarding you with lots of annoying messages? Or perhaps you’ve blocked them everywhere and you also want to prevent them from being able to reach you through email.

No one likes their mood ruined, so in this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to automatically delete emails in gmail and stop their messages from getting to you. This method also works even if the person is not your ex.

Automatically Delete Emails in Gmail

Option 1

1. On Gmail, click the small dropdown near the search bar and type in the from email address(this should be your ex’s email address) or a comma-separated list of email addresses if they have more than one.

2. Then click “Create filter” and mark the “Delete it” option.

Option 2

If you don’t want to automatically delete the messages, you can use the inbuilt blocking feature on Gmail.

Simply open one of the emails you’ve received from them, click the more icon near the reply icon on desktop and click “Block”.

Option 1 moves the message to your trash folder as soon as it hits your inbox, while Option 2 moves it to the spam folder.

If you ever need to undo this

Click the settings gear icon and click the “Filter and Blocked Addresses” tab.

Mark the filter rule we created earlier and click “Delete” or mark the email address and click “Unblock selected addresses”.