Apple’s Mail app is the tried-and-tested version for many iOS users wanting to keep themselves updated with their email on their devices. The app is preferred by many users, as its deeply integrated into iOS and allows users to quickly send emails with attachments from various apps. Similarly, if you block a contact on your device, the Mail app will automatically block the email address that’s linked to the contact..
In a typical scenario, blocking someone means you don’t receive any type of communication from them. However, by default, the Mail app just marks the email as sent from a blocked user and leaves it in your inbox with the rest of the emails.
If you don’t want to see unwanted emails from senders you’ve blocked on your device, you can choose to remove these emails from your inbox. This involves changing a setting that sets the Mail app to automatically trash emails from your blocked accounts.
How to Automatically Delete Emails from Blocked Senders
Follow the steps outlined below to delete emails from blocked contacts:
1. Open the Settings app on your device.
2. In the settings menu, scroll down and tap on “Mail” to adjust your settings.
3. Scroll down to the Threading category. Here, tap on “Blocked Sender Options.”
4. Tap on “Move to Trash” instead of “Leave in Inbox” to automatically move the emails to the Trash.
5. If at anytime later you want to view emails received from the blocked sender, you can select the “Trash” category in your Mail app. This will show you all the emails but will only keep them a certain amount of time. The length of time emails remain in your trash can be determined in Settings.
Setting thte emails to delete will automatically filter out all unwanted emails from blocked senders and will remove them from your Inbox. You can also manually manage your blocked list for Mail by heading to “Settings -> Mail -> Blocked.”
Annoyed by unwanted texts on your device? You can also choose to block unwanted texts on the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad.
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