How to unblock an email address on Gmail: You accidentally blocked a contact on Gmail and you don’t have the faintest idea how to fix it? Some time ago you marked one or more email addresses on Gmail as spam, now have you thought about it but you don’t know how to retrace your steps? If this is the situation, I would say that you have come to the right tutorial, at the right time!
If you allow me a few minutes of your precious time, in fact, I can illustrate you how to unblock an email address on gmail both from computer and from smartphones and tablets. Furthermore, the operation is feasible both via the web interface and the official app of the famous Google service and via third-party email clients.
Then? How about putting the chatter aside and immediately starting to get busy? Yup? Great! Position yourself, therefore, comfortable and immediately begin to concentrate on reading what is reported below. I am sure that, in the end, you will be able to tell yourself more than satisfied with the results obtained.
How to unblock an email address on Gmail
You want to find out how to unblock an email address on gmail? Then follow the instructions below. In the following steps, in fact, you will find indicated how to proceed from PC (or rather from the Web version of Gmail) e from smartphones and tablets (i.e. using the popular email service app for mobile devices).
You want to unblock an email address on Gmail by going to act from PCthen from the web version of the e-mail service? Then the first thing you need to do is to start the browser you usually use to surf the Net from a computer (eg. Chrome), go to the Gmail home page and log into your Google account (if necessary).
Now that you see the main Gmail screen, click on the icon in the shape of gear wheel present at the top right and select the item View all settings from the menu that appears. In the new screen that is now shown to you, select the tab Filters and blocked addresses located at the top, locate the email address you want to unblock, click on the item unlock located in its correspondence and confirm your intentions by pressing the button Unlock in the box that appears.
If you need to unblock multiple email addresses, you can also act on multiple contacts simultaneously, by adding a check on the box next to them or, if you need to select them all, by clicking on the link Everyone located at the bottom of the screen. Then press the button Unblock selected addresses which is at the bottom, confirm and that’s it.
If, on the other hand, you had blocked an email address by marking the messages received from it as spam, the procedure you must put into practice to implement the unblocking differs significantly. In this case, in fact, you must go to the section Spam of Gmail, by selecting the relevant item from the menu on the left side (if you can’t see it, first click on the wording Other). Subsequently, open the message of your interest among those in the list and select the option Not spam present at the top, or click on the button Report as not spam which you can find in the gray box.
If you need to act on multiple emails simultaneously, instead of opening the various messages individually and proceeding as I have just indicated, affix a check on the box in their correspondence in the spam section of Gmail and select the wording Not spam which is located at the top.
From smartphones and tablets
Now let’s see how to unblock an email address on Gmail by acting from smartphone and tabletthrough theofficial app of the service available for Android And for iOS / iPadOS. In this case, however, keep in mind that the only thing you can do is to remove an email and therefore its sender from the spam folder, as at the time of writing this guide the Gmail application for mobile devices is not supports unblocking of email addresses.
That said, start the Gmailtap the button with the lines horizontally located at the top left and select the item Spam from the menu that appears. In the new screen that appears, tap the message you want to “release”, press the button (…) located at the top right and select the item Not spam from the menu that appears. Alternatively, click on the button Report as not spam that you find in the gray box that may be present on the email screen.
If you need to act on multiple messages simultaneously, instead, press and hold on first email of your interest which is in the section Spam the Gmail app, so that it is marked; later also selects the other messages of your interest, tap the button (…) located at the top right and choose the option Not spam from the menu that appears.
Considering that, as anticipated a few lines above, the Gmail app does not allow you to unblock email addresses, if you need to perform the aforementioned operation from mobile, I inform you that you can still succeed by using the web version of the e-mail service, by opening the browser that you generally use to surf the Net from mobile (eg. Chrome) and going to the home page of the service.
Enable, therefore, the desktop mode (by tapping the button with the lines horizontally placed in the upper left and then on the link Desktop that you find at the bottom of the menu that opens) and proceed in the same way as I have already explained to you in previous step related to the use of Gmail from PC. Easy, right?
How to unblock an email address on Gmail from client
Now I want illustrated how to unblock an email address on Gmail from clientthat is, from an e-mail management program.
In this case, however, keep in mind that you can act as I will indicate below only if the blocking of the email address you now want to unblock has been done via the client. If, on the other hand, you had previously set up the block using the Web version of the service, you will necessarily have to intervene from the latter, as I explained to you in the step present at the beginning of the tutorial (as the filter is applied upstream on the Gmail servers and not in the client you use locally).
Having made this necessary clarification, let’s get to the heart of the matter. If you are using a PC with su installed Windows 10 and you are in the habit of managing email with the application Mail of the operating system, to succeed in your intent, start the latter, press the button with the lines horizontally located at the top left and choose the item Other from the menu that appears. Then go to the Junk Mailselect a message of the sender you want to unblock and click on the option Not unwanted located at the top right.
If, on the other hand, you use Outlookwhich is another of the most popular email clients, both on Windows than on macOSto unblock an email address on Gmail do this: start the program, select the tab Home from the toolbar located at the top, click on the icon of thelittle man with prohibition symbol at the top left and choose the option Junk Email Options from the menu that opens.
In the window that appears, select the tab Blocked sendersthen the name of the sender to unblock and click on the button Remove. Easier than that ?!