Filtering Email With Your Mail Client

In this climate of increased spam you may find it useful to permanently filter email you receive from a specific source. Different email clients do this in different ways, listed below are some examples from common clients.

If the “From” address is consistent you can create a rule to move all messages from that sender to a particular folder (like your junk mail folder).

Google mail (web version)

  • Click the drop-down menu next to Reply.
  • Select Filter messages like this.
  • Enter your filter criteria in the appropriate field(s).

Google’s online directions (more detailed)


  • Right click the email you want to block.
  • Choose Rules > Always move messages from <sender>.
  • You will then be prompted to choose the folder the emails should be delivered to.

Mac OSX Mail

  • Mail menu: Preferences: Rules tab.
  • Type in a name for your rule.
  • If “any” of the following conditions are met.
  • “From” “Contains” (type in the email address of the sender)