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How to block email address in Yahoo: 3 ways explained

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Sunnyvale, California-based Yahoo’s Mail service — like any other email client —  provides users with an option to block the sender if they are receiving spam messages or too much advertising.

Here, we have mentioned three ways using which you can block an email address in Yahoo — via the email, Yahoo Mail settings, and also how to block multiple senders at once; followed by a guide to unblock senders. The steps mentioned below work only on the website version of Yahoo Mail and not the app.

Method 1: Block sender via their email

Step 1: Open Yahoo and then open the email from the email address/person that you want to block.Step 2: Now, click on the More option represented by the horizontal three-dot menu icon.

Step 3: Click on Block senders from the drop-down menu.

Method 2: Block senders via Yahoo Mail settings

Step 1: Go to Yahoo Mail and then select the Settings gear icon on the top right.Step 2: Choose More settings from the drop-down menu.Step 3: Now, select Security and privacy option from the left sidebar.Step 4: Here, click on Add to add an email address to the block list. You can add up to 1000 email addresses to your block list. Step 5: Type the email address and then click Save.

Method 3: Block multiple senders on Yahoo Mail

With this method, you can block multiple senders from your Inbox list without needing to type the email addresses individually.

Step 1: First, start Yahoo and then click on Inbox from the left sidebar.Step 2: Now, select all the email addresses that you need to block by tick marking the box beside each email.Step 3: After that, click on the three-dot icon at the top and then click Block Senders. Also read: How to block emails on Gmail?

How to unblock senders in Yahoo?

If you have blocked a sender by mistake, then follow the steps to unblock them.

Step 1: Go to Settings > More options > Security and Privacy. Check out the above steps for the screenshots. Step 2: Here, you will see all the email addresses that you have blocked under the Blocked address heading.Step 3: Hover the mouse over the email address and then click on the Trash icon. This will remove the sender from the block list. Also read: How to block emails on AOL?

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here:

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