How to Block a Sender in Yahoo! Mail

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Block senders in Yahoo! Mail easily and never see another message from them again.

Blocking Senders Is Not Blocking Junk Email

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

However, don't let the large number of potential addresses to block lure you into thinking you can fightspam with this, though. Spammers can use a fresh address (or domain) for just about every message.

Use the list of blocked senders for individual senders whose messages you do not want to receive but cannot stop easily. Instead of deleting every incoming mail manually,  Yahoo! Mail can do the job.

Block a Sender 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 Ban.
  6. Now click Save.

Block a Sender 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.
  2. Click Go.
  3. Open the Blocked Addresses category (under Advanced Options).
  4. Enter the email address you want to be blocked under Add an address:.
  1. Click +.