Do you ever get tired of receiving email notifications from people or companies that you simply don’t need? You may not want to get rid of the emails or unsubscribe, but you just don’t care to see those notifications.
On the flip side of the coin, maybe you do want to delete the emails and make sure that they never come back to your inbox.
Luckily, the Mail app lets you mute email threads as well as block and move messages from certain senders with the iOS 13 and iPadOS updates. Here’s how to take care of both on your device.
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How to mute email threads in the Mail app on iOS
When you Mute an email thread, you will no longer receive notifications when an email lands in your inbox.
Select the email and do one of the following:
- Swipe the email from right to left in your message list and tap More> Mute.
- Use 3D Touch (tap and hold) the message and choose Mute in the pop-out menu.
- Tap the arrow on the bottom right of the email and select Mute in the pop-up menu.
How to block emails from senders in the Mail app on iOS
With the new Block Sender feature in the Mail app, any new messages you receive from that sender will automatically move to the trash.
- Select an email from the sender you want to block.
- Tap the sender’s name in the email header.
- Choose Block this Contact.
- Confirm the action by tapping Block this Contact once more.
Reduce your email notifications
With so many notifications for emails, messages, app, and all the rest, it can get overwhelming. These new features for the Mail app are nice additions.
Do you plan to take advantage of muting email threads or even blocking senders? Let us know if you’re happy to have these new features in the Mail app!
Sandy worked for many years in the IT industry as a project manager, department manager, and PMO Lead. She then decided to follow her dream and now writes about technology full-time. Sandy holds a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology.
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