My inbox is being destroyed right now—I’m getting 3–4 messages a minute from a specific host (box432.bluehost.com) for some reason. I would really like to just prevent any and all email from his host from even getting to my inbox.
I have created a filter in Gmail, the problem is that Thunderbird, which is setup via IMAP, is placing those messages in the trash. My trash is growing by 5 messages per minute.
It’s taking its toll on Thunderbird, and my CPU usage.
Can’t I just somehow prevent some known bad host, or domain, from getting into my inbox?
I don’t want to “put these files in the trash”—that’s just another folder in Gmail terms.
I want them to either A) be deleted not placed in a trash folder, or B) ideally never even get that far.
Is this possible?
You can do that using a Filter.
Steps to follow:
- Go to setting page of GMail.
- Click on the Filters Tab.
- Click on “Create a new filter” buton.
- In the “From” field write “*@box432.bluehost.com” (without ” ” – if your mails are comming from addresses like email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com etc…)
- Click on the “Next Step” button.
- Check the “Delete it” and “Also apply filter to ** conversations below” (here “**” is the email count) checkboxs and click “Create Filter”
All mails from that type of email address will be deleted (including messages in the Inbox) automatically.