How to Block a Sender in Yandex.Mail

Block an obnoxious sender for good

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In Yandex.Mail, the spam filter takes care of most random junk emails. Still, you might receive unwanted messages that aren't recognized as spam because they go only to you and a few other recipients. These are the annoying messages from which you can't unsubscribe because they don't come from a list, or are from senders who ignore requests to stop sending them.

Yandex.Mail lets you maintain a blacklist to which you can add an email address easily and quickly. You won't receive email from any address on your blacklist.

You can block only individual email addresses in Yandex.Mail, not entire domains.

Block Any Email Address in Yandex.Mail

To have messages from a particular email address blocked from your Yandex.Mail (so you will have no indication the message had been sent at all):

  1. Select the settings gear () in your Yandex.Mail inbox.

    Yandex.mail screen
  2. Select Message filtering from the menu that has appeared.

    Screenshot of Message Filtering in Yandex Settings
  3. Enter the email address you want to block under Blacklist.

    Screenshot of Blacklist option in Yandex Mail
  4. Select Add. Emails from that sender will no longer reach your inbox.

Block a Sender Quickly in Yandex.Mail

Block future messages from a particular sender when you have received an email message from that person.

  1. Open an email from the address you want to block in Yandex.Mail.

  2. Select the sender's email address or name.

    Screenshot of Add to Blacklist icon
  3. Select the Add to Blacklist icon () in the dialog box that opens.

The sender sheet may not be available for certain messages.

Delete Unwanted Messages upon Receipt

Another way to avoid Yandex spam is to create a filter that sends unwanted email messages straight to the trash.

  1. Select the All Settings gear icon () in your Yandex.Mail's top navigation bar.

  2. Select Message filters from the options that have appeared.

    Screenshot of Message filtering in All Settings
  3. Choose the Create Filter button.

    Screenshot of Create Filter button
  4. Enter the email address of the sender from whom you want to delete messages automatically in the If From Contains box.

    Screenshot of If From contains box
  5. Select Delete under Take the following action.

    Screenshot of Delete under Take the following action
  6. Select Create Filter.

Unblock a Sender in Yandex.Mail

Remove an address from your list of blocked senders using Message Filtering.

  1. Select the All Settings gear icon () in your Yandex.Mail's top navigation bar.

  2. Select Message filtering from the options that have appeared.

    Screenshot of Message filtering in All Settings
  3. Make sure the address you want to unblock is selected under Blacklist.

    You can check and unblock multiple addresses in one go, of course.

  4. Select Delete from List.