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Unblock an Email Address in Gmail
Unblock an Email Address in Gmail

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Amanda Payne avatar
Written by Amanda Payne
Updated over a week ago

So, you opened your Gmail account, thought you were getting spammed, and blocked the email address. Now, you want to unblock that address. Unblocking is really simple, but the starting point isn't obvious. Here are three options that work on desktops and mobile devices.

Unblocking inside the message

Use this desktop method if you can open an old message from the blocked sender. Check the Gmail spam folder first, or use the search bar.

  1. Open a message from the blocked sender.

  2. Click Unblock sender.

  3. Click Unblock in the confirmation popup.

If the message is in the spam folder, click the Report no spam button to move the message to your inbox.

tinyemail unblocking a Gmail account

Unblocking from the Settings page

Open your Gmail account on a desktop

  1. Click the gear icon in the top right corner.

  2. Click See all settings.

  3. Click the Filters and Blocked Addresses tab at the top of the page.

  4. Click the Unblock link.

You could mass unblock a bunch of email addresses. Click Select: All.

tinyEmail gmail unblock using the filter link

Unblocking via the Gmail App

Try this on a mobile device.

  1. Go to the spam folder and look for a message from the blocked sender, or try the search bar.

  2. Tap the Report not spam sender button on the greyed-out message.

tinyEmail unblock Gmail address on a mobile device

That's it.

After you unblock, you can receive messages from the sender.

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