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Gmail makes it much easier to block nuisance mail

Google has issued an update for its Gmail client, which simplifies the process of saying “never see messages from this person again.”

The company has launched new tools for Gmail which enables users to block specific email addresses.

The blocked emails will go to the Spam folder and can be unblocked at any time.

Google says the option is perfect for those “disruptive” emails you’d rather not see.

Perhaps that cousin who always forwards racist jokes or UKIP-style rants? Or the ex-partner who won’t leave you alone? You can now drop the block hammer them with consummate ease.

The update is coming to the web from today, while it’ll roll out to the Android app next week.

See also: What is Google Inbox?

Speaking of said Android app, Google is also bringing an easy unsubscribe option that’ll make ditching those mailing lists accessible within a couple of taps.

“The unsubscribe option is now making its way to Android,” the company wrote on the Gmail blog.

“So you’ll be able to opt out of eligible mailing lists directly from the Gmail app. It’s perfect for those newsletters you subscribed to a while back but don’t read any more.”

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