How to switch your DNS to Google DNS or Cloudflare DNS on Windows 10?

So, this is the scenario. You are using some local ISP which has its own DNS server fulfilling your DNS requests but to speed things up and not rely upon a DNS server which is updated less frequently. For that purpose,we can switch our computer’s DNS to some other public DNS like Google’s or Cloudflare DNS.

Step 1: Right click the Network Icon in your task bar.

Network Icon in Taskbar
Right Click the network icon in taskbar

Step 2: Choose “Open Network & Sharing Settings

Click Open Network & Sharing Settings
Click Open Network & Sharing Settings

Step 3: Click on “Change Adapter Options

change adapter options
change adapter options

Step 4: Right click on the active hardware and select “properties

adapter properties
adapter properties

Step 5: Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and Click Properties button in the bottom

IPv4 Properties

Step 6: Input the IP addresses after choosing “Use the following DNS Server Addresses

put dns ip here
put dns ip here

Step 7: Select OK to close the pop up window. Restart your browser and have a better browsing experience.


Cloudflare’s Public DNS Servers/addresses for IPv4:

1.1.1.1
1.0.0.1

Cloudflare’s Public DNS Servers/addresses for IPv6:

2606:4700:4700::1111
2606:4700:4700::1001

Google’s DNS Servers for IPv4:

8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

The Google Public DNS IPv6 addresses are:

2001:4860:4860::8888
2001:4860:4860::8844

How to stop SPAM in gmail account permanently? A guide to creating filters in Google Mail [no third party app]

SPAM, don’t we hate it when our inbox is full of credit card offers, insurance policies and billions of pounds that some rich dude left for you in his will? Everyone wants to get rid of them but somehow, some stupid website out there keeps leaking on our email address and we keep receiving stupid junk emails.

We all know that SPAM or Junk Email means unsolicited messages that you receive by email. But here is a fun fact:

Spam is named after Spam luncheon meat by way of a Monty Python sketch in which Spam in the sketch is ubiquitous, unavoidable and repetitive.

Go to Latest update of this article

UPDATE
The new filter guide is on https://github.com/harshvardhanmalpani/Spam-List
You can directly use the file filter_import_for_gmail.xml from github repository and add filters.
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let us get started with the guide, Please be aware that this guide will remove and block the SPAM addresses permanently.

Step 1: Log in to your Gmail account

Step 2: Go to Settings

Gmail settings

Step 3: Under Filters and Blocked Addresses, Click on Create a new filter

Step 4: In the new FROM field, enter the Email addresses you want to block separated with

" OR "
quotations not required, just [space]OR[space]

and finally click Create filter with this search

Step 5: Check Delete it and Never send it to spam and Save the filter by choosing Create filter


Ready to import gmail filters now available

download here

file contents:

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<title>Mail Filters</title>
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<name>Harshvardhan Malpani</name>
<email>[email protected]</email>
</author><entry><category term='filter'></category>
<title>Mail Filter</title>
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<apps:property name='shouldNeverSpam' value='true'/>
<apps:property name='sizeOperator' value='s_sl'/>
<apps:property name='sizeUnit' value='s_smb'/> </entry><entry><category term='filter'></category>
<title>Mail Filter</title>
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<apps:property name='shouldNeverSpam' value='true'/>
<apps:property name='sizeOperator' value='s_sl'/>
<apps:property name='sizeUnit' value='s_smb'/> </entry><entry><category term='filter'></category>
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<apps:property name='shouldNeverSpam' value='true'/>
<apps:property name='sizeOperator' value='s_sl'/>
<apps:property name='sizeUnit' value='s_smb'/> </entry><entry><category term='filter'></category>
<title>Mail Filter</title>
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<apps:property name='shouldNeverSpam' value='true'/>
<apps:property name='sizeOperator' value='s_sl'/>
<apps:property name='sizeUnit' value='s_smb'/> </entry><entry><category term='filter'></category>
<title>Mail Filter</title>
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<apps:property name='sizeOperator' value='s_sl'/>
<apps:property name='sizeUnit' value='s_smb'/> </entry><entry><category term='filter'></category>
<title>Mail Filter</title>
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<apps:property name='shouldNeverSpam' value='true'/>
<apps:property name='sizeOperator' value='s_sl'/>
<apps:property name='sizeUnit' value='s_smb'/> </entry><entry><category term='filter'></category>
<title>Mail Filter</title>
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<apps:property name='shouldNeverSpam' value='true'/>
<apps:property name='sizeOperator' value='s_sl'/>
<apps:property name='sizeUnit' value='s_smb'/> </entry><entry><category term='filter'></category>
<title>Mail Filter</title>
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<apps:property name='shouldNeverSpam' value='true'/>
<apps:property name='sizeOperator' value='s_sl'/>
<apps:property name='sizeUnit' value='s_smb'/> </entry><entry><category term='filter'></category>
<title>Mail Filter</title>
<id>tag:mail.google.com,2008:filter:1536425906076</id><updated>2018-09-08T22:28:26Z</updated><content></content><apps:property name='from' value='[email protected]'/><apps:property name='shouldTrash' value='true'/>
<apps:property name='shouldNeverSpam' value='true'/>
<apps:property name='sizeOperator' value='s_sl'/>
<apps:property name='sizeUnit' value='s_smb'/> </entry></feed>

Some of the spam email addresses in my filter list:

Note: You might have to create multiple filters because one search can not contain more than 1000 characters

Whole list of spammers

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September Update

Latest way to be followed for SPAM blocking is as follows:

Do NOT follow both the procedures, only one of these is enough

Step 1: Log in to your Gmail account

Step 2: Go to Settings

Gmail settings

Step 3: Delete all previous filters if any, and then click on Import Filters

Click on Import Filters

Step 4: Upload the xml file that you downloaded from here: Link to filters in xml
choose xml file to import

Step 5: Click on open file and then you will see that all filters are loaded. Make sure you tick Apply new filters to existing email. and then click on Create Filters

Create Filters

Step 6: There is no step 6, wait and watch. All those filters will get created and will make you rid of SPAM