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How to Block Spam Emails From Gmail on Android

Updated on September 17, 2015
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Android users enjoy sending and receiving emails on their android devices. This function has the big advantage of allowing people to carry on with their day to day activities even when away from the office. Whether it is conducting businesses, keeping in touch with family and friends and activities which demand communication via email, android will not disappoint. The Gmail email account comes with the android OS as the default email service.

Gmail on android extends the innovative technology mostly associated with it to the mobile platform. One such feature is that of filtering out spam emails and this feature makes Gmail very popular. Even the most advanced spam filters will not guarantee 100% performance and effectiveness. Spam can still trickle through and get to your Gmail account on an android device. The case is exacerbated by the scenario where an individual receives a high amount of spam. Such a scenario in return makes android users want to learn how to block spam emails from Gmail on android.

Block Spam Emails

There are a number of ways which an android user can use to block spam emails from Gmail on android. The most prominent method requires that an android user reports spam via the Gmail reporting system. An android user can also combat spam emails by changing how they utilize Gmail to enhance the protection of an email address from spam.

The android Gmail client allows an android user to block and report the spam emails. In effect, the spam email problem is solved since no more spam emails are received on the android phone or tablet. Here is the process to follow to block spam emails from Gmail on android.

  • Start by opening the application screen from the android phone or tablet and tap on ‘Gmail’.

  • Tap to open your inbox and check the box next to the spam email messages one at a time if they are numerous.

  • Click on the ‘Menu’ button and from the options tap on ‘Report Spam’ at which all the spam email messages will be sent to the spam folder. All subsequent spam emails will be sent to spam.

Reporting spam helps Gmail to identify spam emails and even help its vast community. This last action will mark the sender as a spamming address and all other emails from this source will be identified as spam.

A second email address can be created to separate a personal email account from that used to sign up to different websites, setting up accounts among other actions performed online.

Lastly, an email address can be modified to aid in filtering spam by including dots (.) or a plus (+) and the keyword ‘possiblespam’. The altered email address such as ‘my.email.address@gmail.com’ and ‘myemailaddress+possiblespam@gmail.com’ is similarly recognized as your email address. In this way, you will also filter out spam especially when entering your email address on websites. By learning how to block spam email from Gmail on android, you will enjoy Gmail without the unnecessary annoyance.

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