How to Block an Email Sender on an iPhone 13

While choosing to delete an email or reporting it as spam can be a good step in managing unwanted emails on your iPhone 13, you might be looking for something a little more effective.

Fortunately, there is another option that you can use to block all emails sent from a particular email address on the device’s default mail app.

Our tutorial below will show you where to find and use this feature so you can start blocking email senders today.

You can block an email sender on your IPhone 13 by opening the Mail app, swiping left on a message from the sender, tapping the button with three dots, then choosing Block Sender.

How to Use the iPhone Block Sender Feature

  1. Open Mail.
  2. Swipe left on a message from the sender.
  3. Tap the three dots.
  4. Choose Block Sender.

Our guide continues below with additional information about how to block an email sender on an iPhone 13, including pictures of these steps.

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Ideally, if you receive unwanted emails from an unsolicited sender, then you could either not reply to it, or you could click an “Unsubscribe” link if that option were present in the message.

But emails coming from individuals often don’t include an option to unsubscribe, and some people just won’t get the hint if you aren’t responding to their messages.

We have previously written about how to block people that call you or send you text messages, but another type of unwanted communication that you might receive involves emails.

If you had utilized the contact blocking feature for a contact and had their email address included on that contact card, then you would block emails from them.

But a lot of the unwanted emails that you receive probably come from people for whom you don’t have contacts created, so you might be wondering if there was another way to accomplish this.

Fortunately, there is, and you can see our full guide with images below to help you do that.

Related: If your email accounts are greyed out in the Mail settings menu, then this article can show you how to fix it.

How to Block Someone from Sending You Email on an iPhone

the steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 16.4 operating system.

These same steps will also work on other iPhone 13 models, including:

  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max

Step 1: Open the Mail app.

open the Mail app

Step 2: Find an email from the sender that you would like to block, then swipe to the left on that message.

swipe left on an email from the sender

Step 3: Tap the circle button with three dots inside of it.

tap the button with three dots

Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of this menu and select the Block Sender option.

how to block an email sender on an iPhone 13

Not that this only blocks emails from this specific email address. If the same person, organization, or business sends you emails from another email address, then you will still receive those emails until you also block those additional senders.

You should now see a red circle with a diagonal line at the bottom-right of the message to indicate that future emails from this sender will be blocked.

example of a blocked iPhone email sender

If you decide later that you would like to unblock a sender, then you can swipe left on an email from them, tap the button with three dots, then scroll to the bottom and select the Unblock Sender option.

how to unblock an email sender on an iPhone 13

Now that you know how to block an email sender on an iPhone 13, you can help to reduce the number of unwanted emails that you receive.

If you’ve found a product on Amazon that you want to share with someone, then our how to send Amazon link tutorial can help.

You can also check out our video about how to block emails on iPhone 13 for more information.

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