How to automatically delete emails from selected contacts on iPhone, iPad or Mac


It may seem strange to you, but even after blocking the sender of unwanted messages in the Mail application, they will still come from this contact. The logic of the program is that it will still continue to receive emails, but it will mark them as blocked. And only then the user can do whatever he wants with them.

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But most of the time we just delete such letters, right? Otherwise, why block the sender at all if we want to receive and read letters from him? If you want to optimize your work and stop taking additional steps to remove unwanted messages from your Inbox, then we will help you set up automatic deletion of blocked messages to the Trash. This recipe will be relevant for both macOS devices and iOS gadgets.

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How to block (blacklist) the email of a specific sender in the Mail app on iPhone, iPad or Mac

To block the contact of the sender of an e-mail letter:

On iPhone or iPad

1. Open the required email and tap the sender’s name.

2. Tap the sender’s name again.

How to block the e-mail of a specific sender (add to the blacklist) in the Mail application on iPhone, iPad

3. In the opened contact card, double-click Block contact

How to block the e-mail of a specific sender (add to the blacklist) in the Mail application on iPhone, iPad

The fact that the sender is blocked will be indicated by a special icon.

How to block the e-mail of a specific sender (add to the blacklist) in the Mail application on iPhone, iPad

You can find the list of blocked contacts along the path: application Settings → Mail section → Blocked

How to block the e-mail of a specific sender (add to the blacklist) in the Mail application on iPhone, iPad

How to block the e-mail of a specific sender (add to the blacklist) in the Mail application on iPhone, iPad

On Mac

1. Open the required letter and click on the arrow to the right of the sender’s name.

2. In the context menu that appears, click Block contact

How to block (blacklist) a specific sender's email in Mail on Mac

The fact that the sender is blocked will be indicated by a special icon.

How to block (blacklist) a specific sender's email in Mail on Mac

You can find the list of blocked contacts along the path: application Mail → Settings → Spam section → Blocked tab

How to block (blacklist) a specific sender's email in Mail on Mac

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How to automatically delete emails from selected contacts on iPhone or iPad

This is a fairly simple setting and is already present in the iOS Settings app. Open it and follow these steps to get rid of unwanted emails.

1. In “Settings” Choose a section “mail“.

2. Scroll down to the “Topic handling” and press “From blocked senders“.

How to automatically delete emails from selected contacts on iPhone or iPad

3. Check the box next to the “Add to cart“.

How to automatically delete emails from selected contacts on iPhone or iPad

4. Optionally, you can activate the switch at the top of this window to mark a blocked sender. However, this option is useful if you want to leave blocked emails in your inbox.

How to block the e-mail of a specific sender (add to the blacklist) in the Mail application on iPhone, iPad

Click on the arrow at the top and exit the Mail settings. Or just close the application “Settings“.

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How to automatically remove email from selected contacts on Mac

To change this setting for Mac mail, go directly to the app “mail“And do the following there:

1. Click mail Settings … on the menu bar.

2. Select the section “Spam“And then go to the tab “Blocked”

3. Activate the switch “Enable Blocked Messages Filter”, If it has not been done earlier.

Just below check the option “Move to Trash” in section “When receiving messages from blocked addresses“.

How to automatically remove email from selected contacts on Mac

Now you can close the settings window “Mail“If the required changes have been made.

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Conclusion

Blocking a sender means that you will no longer receive emails from them. That is why we block the unwanted addressee. But in the case of Mail, the situation is different. So if you really don’t want emails from people you blocked showing up in your inbox at all, set up your app to send spam straight to Trash.

What do you think about this logic for processing messages from blocked senders? Do you think the Mail app needs to fix this behavior, or does it make sense overall?

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