How to prevent spam in Google Drive

How to prevent spam in Google Drive

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Ah, spam. Not only is it a questionable protein source, but it has also been a barrier to online living for over 20 years or so. Remember how weird it was (and still is) to get unwanted random junk in your email? Of course, spam emails have not gone away, but certainly filters and blockchains have improved its power to tune our inboxes over the years. Unfortunately, the weird and unwanted content has discovered a new attack vector: our shared online documents!

That's right, people are now getting spam on their online storage platforms, some of which are just annoying, but some of which can be quite annoying. If you find yourself in a situation where your Google Drive is being bombarded with spam, don't worry, you have options. We'll show you how to prevent spam in Google Drive so you can keep your online storage junk.

Index

    How to prevent spam in Google Drive from the web

    1. From your web browser, open drive.google.com.
    2. Right click on the file you want to block.
    3. From the menu, click on it Bloc (you will see the email address of the sender).

      How to Prevent Google Drive Web Spam 1

      Source: Android Central

    4. Click Bloc from the pop-up window.

      How to prevent spam Google Drive Web 2

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    How to prevent spam in Google Drive on your phone

    1. Open the Google Drive App on your phone.
    2. Tap and hold the file you want to block.
    3. From the menu, tap on it Bloc (you will see the email address of the sender).

      Block Google Drive Android spam

      Block Google Drive Android spamBlock Google Drive Android spamSource: Namerah Saud Fatmi / Android Central

    4. Tap on it Bloc on the pop-up window.

    It's important to note that if you are a Google Workpace user on an enterprise or education account, you cannot block people from your own domain (so do not block those performance reviews from your boss). However, if you block someone you didn't mean, or change your mind after you blocked someone, it's relatively easy to block them again.

    Fortunately, you can block and block any user from the web and on your Android phone as well. This makes it quick and easy to filter out spam wherever you go, as long as you have internet on your phone.

    How to Uninstall a User from Your Google Account from the web

    1. Click on your image / avatar image.

      How to prevent spam Google Drive Web 5

      Source: Android Central

    2. Click on it Manage your Google account.
    3. Click People & sharing.

      How to Prevent Google Drive Web Spam 1

      How to prevent spam Google Drive Web 2Source: Android Central

    4. Click Bloc.

      How to prevent spam Google Drive Web 3

      Source: Android Central

    5. Find the user you want to block, and click on the Remove X..

      How to prevent spam Google Drive Web 4

      Source: Android Central

    How to Uninstall a User from Your Google Account on your phone

    1. Open the Google Drive App on your phone.
    2. Tap on it your profile picture in the top right hand corner.
    3. Choose Manage your Google account.

      Unblock Google Drive Android

      Unblock Google Drive AndroidUnblock Google Drive AndroidSource: Namerah Saud Fatmi / Android Central

    4. Swipe left from Home tab to the People & sharing tab.
    5. Tap on it Bloc.
    6. Find the user you want to unblock, and tap on the X. signal.

      Unblock Google Drive Android

      Unblock Google Drive AndroidUnblock Google Drive AndroidSource: Namerah Saud Fatmi / Android Central

    Consider your options

    As we like Google Drive and Google One as storage solutions, they are far from the only good options out there. Microsoft OneDrive, Box, and Dropbox are just a few of the other great cloud storage services that you might want to check out. After all, everyone's storage needs are different. If you are budget constrained, there are plenty of affordable cloud storage solutions out there as well. If safety is a higher priority, consider setting up a NAS system for your home.

    If you are connected to Drive, we suggest picking up a few clever hacks to improve your productivity. Learn some of the best Google Drive tips and tricks to unlock the full potential of your cloud storage service from Google.

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