How to Block Emails from Unwanted Senders in Yahoo! Mail

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Block emails from unwanted senders in Yahoo! Mail easily and never see another message from those senders again.

Blocking Unwelcome Senders Is Not Blocking Junk Emails

Yahoo! Mail can block all mail from up to 500 email addresses. All mail from these senders will be automatically deleted before ever you see it.

However, do not let the large number of potential addresses to block lure you into thinking you can fight spam with this.

Spammers can use a fresh address (or domain name) for every junk email they send.

Use the list of blocked senders for individual senders whose messages you do not want to receive but cannot stop easily. Instead of you having to delete every new mail by hand, Yahoo! Mail can do the cleaning for you.

How to Block Emails from Unwanted Senders in Yahoo! Mail

To have Yahoo! Mail delete all mail from a particular address automatically:

  1. Hover the mouse cursor over the settings gear icon () in Yahoo! Mail or click that gear.
  2. Select Settings from the menu that has appeared.
  3. Go to the Blocked Addresses category.
  4. Type the unwanted email address under Add an address:.
  5. Click Block.
  6. Now click Save.

How to Block an Email Address in Yahoo! Mail Basic

To add an email address to the list of blocked senders in Yahoo! Mail Basic:

  1. Make sure Options is selected in the top Yahoo! Mail Classic navigation bar drop-down menu next to your account's name.
  1. Click Go.
  2. Open the Blocked Addresses category (under Advanced Options).
  3. Enter the email address you want to be blocked under Add an address:.
  4. Click +.

Can I Block Senders from Yahoo! Mail Mobile or the Yahoo! Mail Apps?

No, you can currently block unwanted email addresses only in the desktop version of Yahoo Mail.

Try opening it in a mobile browser.