How to Block Unwanted Emails From Senders in Yahoo! Mail

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Seeing emails from a specific sender that you'd rather not see? If you know how to block unwanted emails in Yahoo Mail, you can automatically delete incoming messages from up to 500 email addresses.

How to Block Unwanted Emails on Yahoo Mail

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

  1. Open Yahoo Mail in your web browser and select the gear icon in the top-right of the window.

  2. Select More Settings from the menu that appears.

    Screenshot of Yahoo Mail's interface with Gear icon and More Settings highlighted
  3. Go to the Security and Privacy category, then click + Add.

    Screenshot of Yahoo Mail's Security and privacy section, highlighting the + Add button
  4. Type the unwanted email address in the Address field under Add an email address to block.

    Screenshot of Yahoo Mail's Address field and Save address in Security and privacy panel
  5. Click Save.

Instructions for Blocking Email From Specific Senders in Yahoo! Mail Basic

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

  1. Select Account Info next to your account's name.

    Select Account Info next to your account's name.
  2. Choose Options from the drop-down menu and select Go.

    Choose Options from the drop-down menu and click Go.
  3. Select Blocked Addresses under Advanced Options.

    Select Blocked Addresses under Advanced Options.
  4. Enter the email address you want to be blocked beside Add an address.

    Enter the email address you want to be blocked beside Add an address.
  5. Click the plus sign (+).

Blocking Unwanted Senders Is Not Blocking Junk Emails

Don't let a large number of blockable addresses lure you into thinking you can fight spam with this method. Spammers can and often do use a fresh address (or domain name) for every junk email they send.

Use the list of blocked senders for individuals whose messages you do not want to receive. Instead of having to delete every new mail from each of these addresses manually, Yahoo Mail can do the cleaning for you.

Can You Block Senders From Yahoo Mail Mobile or the Yahoo Mail Apps?

Unfortunately, you can only block unwanted email addresses in the desktop version of Yahoo Mail. Try opening the desktop version in your phone's browser, or use a computer instead.