Leo: Woe, I have blocked some users by mistake on Gmail. How to rectify it?

Ella: Don’t you know how to unblock emails on Gmail?

Leo: Can it be done?

Ella: Of course, it can be.

Israelmore Ayivor rightly said, “Correction is the tool for creating better from worse. Make the best use of it.”

Either mistakenly or intentionally, you may have blocked an email address on Gmail. But whatever the reason is, you can always correct this error and unblock any blocked user on Gmail, provided that you know the right strategy to do it.

Let’s dive into this write-up and look at how to unblock someone on Gmail using the web and phone, reasons why you can’t unblock a blocked Gmail address, and so on.

How to Unblock Someone on Gmail Using the Web?

First, let’s try to understand how to unblock an email on Gmail using the web, i.e., through a PC or laptop. The prescribed guide in this regard is illustrated below; go through it to understand better: 

  1. Click the Gmail icon and then choose the “Settings” icon. Subsequently, click the option that reads, “See all settings”.
    See all settings
  1. From the top menu, choose the one that reads “Filters and Blocked Addresses.” Herein, you will come across all the blocked email addresses.

Note: However, if you don’t find any, it implies that you haven’t blocked anyone yet, so there is nothing to worry about then. 

Click Filters and Blocked Addresses
  1. Choose any of the sender’s email addresses that you wish to unblock and then click on “Unblock” to terminate the process successfully.

Also Read: Verify your Gmail Address Using the Google Verification Code 

How to Unblock Email on Gmail Using Android? 

If you are wondering, “How do I unblock someone on Gmail using Android?”, this section is specifically meant for you as it will provide the right solution to this query. All you are required to do is to go through the guidelines mentioned below in this context:  

  1. Launch the “Gmail” app on your phone.
  1. Open any mail in your inbox you received from the blocked sender whom you have decided to unblock now.
  1. After opening the mail, move towards the bottom to tap on the “Unblock Sender” button.

Note: If you are an iPhone user then follow the same process that I mentioned for the Android phone. Every step is the same after you launch the Google app on the phone. 

Also Read: Top 13 Gmail Apps for Mac Users 2023 

How to Unblock All Blocked Email Addresses At Once in Gmail?

You may need to unblock all of the blocked email addresses at once. There may be several reasons for this, and the most generalized one is that you may have a pile of those blocked addresses, and unblocking each one individually may take a substantial amount of time.

So, if you are in search of a strategy that will help you unblock all the blocked email addresses altogether, then follow the process as mentioned below:  

Step 1: Visit your Google Account

After you have launched Gmail, visit your Google Account security settings. Thereafter, click your profile picture from the upper right corner.

Subsequently, choose the “Manage your Google Account” option, and with this, you will be taken to another page.

Click “Manage your Google Account”

Step 2: Choose to Protect Your Account

After coming to the next page, you have to scroll downward and click on

“You have security recommendations” >> Protect your account link”.

Doing so will make you land on a new page wherein you will come across several settings options, such as account recovery options and recent security activity.

Click “Protect your account”

Step 3: Select “Gmail Settings”

When you reach the bottom of the “Security Checkup” page, you only need to click on a link that reads, “Gmail settings”.

If you need clarification about how you can access all of the blocked email addresses in Gmail, let me make it clear to you that, from this option, you will find all of them. So, simply click this link without a single piece of doubt and access all of your blocked email addresses.

Click Gmail Settings 

Step 4: Click the “Unblock all” option

Scroll downwards till you reach the bottom of the blocked email address list. Coming here, you have to click the button that says, “Unblock all”.

By doing this, you will be able to unblock all of the blocked email addresses in your Gmail. After unblocking the blocked email addresses, you will start receiving emails from these blocked addresses again.

Click Unblock all 

Also Read: What do CC and BCC mean in email?

What If You Can’t Unblock any Email Address on Gmail?

If you are unable to unblock a blocked email address on Gmail, don’t lose hope and sit back, read the solutions I provided below, and get the work done in your favor:

Check If There Exists Any Other Filter

It may be highly probable that the blocked email address is redirected by a different filter. All you need is to search for that particular address on the “Filters” as well as the “Blocked Addresses page” in the settings.

You can add a new filter to move those emails automatically to a new folder and thereby make sure that you receive all of these emails in your inbox folder directly.

Perhaps the Mail Is Indeed a Spam

Sometimes, despite removing the filter and the emails from spam, you still receive them in the trash. Undeniably, it’s Gmail that is marking such emails as spam. To correct the location of these emails, follow the process as mentioned below:

  1. Launch the Spam folder; however, if you have maintained a custom Gmail folder, click the “More” option.
  1. Now open any of the emails in the folder.
    Click on any mail in the Spam folder 
  1. Move towards the top of the mail and click the “Report not spam” option so that the mail gets transferred to your inbox.

Congratulations! From now on, you will receive all of these emails in your inbox directly. 

However, you must also know some solutions to stop getting spam mail if you receive tons of spam emails.

Coming back to the topic, let’s jump to the conclusion and summarize the write-up finally. 

Unblocking Emails on Gmail: Key Points to Remember

That’s all you need to know about how to unblock someone on Gmail. These were some of the significant ways in which you can clear any of the email addresses.

Last but not least, you should be highly careful while removing Gmail filters, specifically if the filter can block the whole domain.


How can I find a blocked email address on Gmail?

  • Click on the “Settings” icon once you login to your Gmail account.
  • Click the “Filters and Blocked Addresses tab”. 

Herein, you will be able to see all of the blocked email addresses.

Is it possible to unblock a Gmail user on a phone?

Yes, it’s possible; all you need to do is open a message from the sender whom you want to unblock and then tap the “Unblock sender” button.

Why can’t I receive new emails on my Gmail?

Some significant reasons are as follows:

  • Internet connectivity issue
  • Emails getting into the spam folder
  • The device has a technical issue