Gmail is one of the most popular webmail services, with more than 425 million users. Part of the reason for its popularity, aside from being free, is that it's simple to use but has powerful features. And Google has just launched a new feature you're going to like.
We all have those people who send us email we don't really want to read. It might be hoax email after hoax email, endless complaining, stalking or other unwanted behavior. Don't you just want to block them and be done with it? Now you can.
Instead of going through a number of steps to set up a filter to delete someone's emails, Gmail lets you block anyone with two clicks. Of course, it's a little tricky to find.
In the Web version of Gmail, open a message from someone you want to block. Next to the Reply button on the right side of the screen, click the downward triangle and select "Block [name]."
Gmail will warn you that incoming emails from that person will automatically go to the spam folder. Click "Block" to accept. To unblock them, find a message from them in the Spam folder and repeat the process, just selecting "Unblock [name]."
We checked, but this feature doesn't seem to be available in the Gmail mobile app yet. However, we wouldn't be surprised if it appears soon.