Mail Block Contact iPhone

Sometimes the number of emails we get is so out of hand that it’s hard to manage them all. And when you throw spam into the mix, it’s even worse. You can certainly move unwanted emails to the trash, but that doesn’t stop them from continuing to email you.

With an update to the Mail app, you can take more control over those unwanted emails. Yes, it’s finally here; a way to block people from emailing you in the Mail app. Here’s how easy it is to do.

Block a sender in Apple Mail on iOS

If you want to block a sender in Apple Mail on iOS, keep in mind that this action syncs across your devices (yay!) and automatically moves those sender’s messages to the Trash.

1) Open the Mail app and select an email from the person you want to block.

2) Tap in the email header and then tap to select the sender.

3) Choose Block this Contact.

4) Confirm the action by tapping Block this Contact once more.

Mail Block this Contact iPhone

Block a sender in Apple Mail on Mac

If you happen to be on your Mac, you can block a sender in the Mail app there just as easily as on iPhone and iPad. And here you can decide if their messages should go to the Trash or stay in your inbox.

1) Open the Mail app and select an email from the person you want to block.

2) Click in the email header and then select the sender. You can do this while in your mailbox view or with the email open in its own window.

3) Choose Block Contact.

Mail Block Contact Mac

To have your blocked senders’ emails go to Trash or stay in your inbox marked as blocked, do the following.

1) With the Mail app open, click Mail > Preferences from the menu bar.

2) Click the Junk Mail tab and click Blocked at the top.

3) Under When email from blocked address arrives, make your selection from Mark as blocked mail, but leave it in my Inbox or Move it to the Trash.

Pick Mail Blocked Address Location Mac

Now you’ll have no more worries about spending time ridding yourself of emails from that person. And if you have a change of heart down the road, you can follow these same steps for both iOS and Mac and select Unblock (this) Contact.

Wrapping it up

It seems like such a simple feature to have and that makes it long overdue. But at least we can now block people from emailing us and move onto those important messages.

What are your thoughts, are you happy to see this feature finally arrive in the Mail app?