How to block an email address in Yahoo

With Yahoo Mail, you can block 1000 email addresses and stop spam attempts in their tracks. We’ll show you how to block email addresses on Yahoo using different devices and operating systems.

How to block email addresses in Yahoo on a PC

Following these directions should help you block email addresses on your computer using a Yahoo platform.

  1. Open Yahoo Mail in your internet browser and log in.
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  2. Click the “Settings” icon in the top right corner.
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  3. Press the “More settings” button in the bottom right corner.
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  4. Choose the “Security & Privacy” tag on the left side of the list.
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  5. Press “Add” next to the “Blocked Addresses” option.
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  6. In the “Address” field, enter an email address that you want to block.
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  7. Click “Save”.
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Now you should be able to see a list of contacts you have blocked in the “Blocked Addresses” section. You will no longer be bothered by messages coming from those addresses. You can revise the list later in case you made a mistake.

There is also a simpler Yahoo option that you can use on your computer. If you are experiencing Internet connection or browser issues, you can switch from regular Yahoo Mail to Yahoo Mail Basic. It’s also easier to navigate and offers a streamlined experience when you want to focus on the basics. To block email addresses in Mail Basic, do the following:

  1. Select the “Settings” tab in the top right corner.
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  2. Then choose the button “Blocked addresses” on the left.
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  3. Enter the email address in the “Add an address” field and click the plus sign.
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The entered contact is now blocked and the messages from this specific sender are now automatically deleted.

How to Block Email Addresses in Yahoo on Android Device

Using Yahoo Mail on your Android smartphone offers an experience similar to that on the PC, allowing you to do a lot of whatever you want on the go. Follow these steps to block a contact:

  1. Open the Yahoo Mail app.
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  2. Select the message from the email address you want to block on your Yahoo account.
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  3. Tap the “Sign Out” button.
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  4. Choose “Subscription” from the menu below.
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  5. Here you will see the address of all active subscribers, choose one and click “Block”.
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  6. Select “Block” again to confirm the subscription.
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That way you won’t see them in your inbox.

If you have a specific email address in mind but can’t find a recent post, follow the instructions below:

  1. Open the Yahoo Mail in your browser and hit the “three horizontal lines” button in the top right corner.
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  2. Go to ‘Unread’.
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  3. Click on the email you want to retrieve.
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  4. Go to “More” and press the “Mark as Spam” button.
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And that’s it! Now you can no longer receive messages from the sender you have blocked.

How to block email addresses in Yahoo on an iPhone

There are two solutions for blocking email addresses on your iPhone device. The first option is relatively easy if you have the dedicated app:

  1. Open the Yahoo Mail app on your iPhone.
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  2. Choose “Subscription” from the menu below.
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  3. Select the email address you want to block on your Yahoo account.
  4. Choose one and then tap “sign out”.
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On the other hand, you may be using the basic iPhone Mail app to receive emails to your Yahoo account. In that case you can block the specific email address of the sender there. First you have to choose what to do with existing emails from blocked email addresses, then you can block them. This is how you do it:

  1. Go to Settings, find the “Mail” option and tap it.
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  2. Select the “Blocked Sender Options” button.
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  3. You can select “Move to Trash” to have all blocked messages automatically deleted.
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  4. Open the “Mail” app.
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  5. Go directly to an email you received from a user you want to block.
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  6. Double-tap the sender’s address.
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  7. Tap on “Block this contact” and confirm.
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Based on whether you selected “Move to Trash” in the steps above, future emails will go to Trash or simply be marked as blocked in your inbox.

How to block email addresses in Yahoo on an iPad

Since iPads and iPhones use the same operating system, the method to block an email address on your iPad is the same as it is on your iPhone. Here’s what to do:

  1. Open the Yahoo Mail app.
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  2. Go through your emails until you find a message from a sender you want to block, and then open it.
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  3. Tap the “More” button.
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  4. Select ‘Mark as spam’.
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  5. There is also an option to delete all previous emails you have received from a sender – “Delete”. You can use it if you want to delete the emails you came across from a specific user.
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  6. Hit “OK” and you’re good to go.
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If you don’t have the Yahoo Mail app on an iOS device, you can still use the basic iOS Mail app to get the job done. Here’s what to do:

  1. Go to Settings.
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  2. Select ‘Email’.
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  3. Tap the “Blocked Sender Options” button.
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  4. Choose “Move to Trash” to start automatically deleting email from blocked sources.
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  5. Open the Mail app.
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  6. Select an email from a user you want to block.
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  7. Double-tap the sender’s address at the top of the email.
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  8. Choose “Block this contact” and confirm.
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You can skip steps 1 through 4 if you want to keep the emails in your inbox, but have them marked as blocked. You can view them later. Otherwise, emails in the trash will be deleted after 30 days.

Spam gone

While spam is virtually unavoidable in the modern marketing era, there are ways to reduce the number of incessant messages you receive. Fortunately, most emails are blocked by the email service provider, otherwise your inbox may already be full of them. For those few that pass, you have to block the sender yourself.

If there’s a persistent sender that you just can’t get rid of, try one of the methods mentioned in this article and let us know which one works best for you!

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