Blocking email from GMail?

have an email I use for job prospects and a few personal friends. But I want to go off the market and block all but those few friends.

Is this possible with GMail?

Thanks.
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
It would have been smarter to create a new gmail account and have set it to forward to your primary as you could then, quite easily, turn off the forwarding.
After the fact, it is not so easy; but, you can create filters that would either block specific domains or automatically categorize them so the are not in your inbox:
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-block-a-sender-in-gmail-1172072
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
thanks
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
Hi newbieweb,

Also, keep in mind if you do create another email and setup forwarding make sure both email accounts have strong passwords and 2FA (if possible). The reason I say this is that forwarding accounts are often forgot about in terms of a security/vulnerability points and if/when you register for other services/websites using it then you can unintentionally open yourself up for attack. I have seen this many times. Users get owned because they registered everything to the forwarding account - they had a weak password & 2FA was disabled. The adversary then attacks the account and once compromised; stops forwarding unbeknownst to the user, then game over. Just don't forget the security of the forwarding account and you'll be fine!
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