Yahoo! Mail: How to Block Email from a Specific Sender

Posted August 9, 2008 by Rob Rogers in Internet

Tired of receiving email from someone who has your address but you wish they didn’t? Yahoo! Mail allows you to block up to 500 different email addresses so you can easily block that sender from bugging you anymore.

1. Login to your Yahoo! Mail.

2. Go to the upper-right corner of the page and select Options. Click on Mail Options from the resulting menu.

3. In the left pane, select Spam.

4. Go to the Blocked Email Addresses section and input the desired address you wish to block into the Add a blocked address textbox. Click the Add button.

The address will be blocked from putting mail in your inbox. If you change your mind, you can easily remove the block by going back to the Blocked Email Addresses, selecting the desired address from the list of addresses and clicking the Remove button.


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  • Name

    Am receiving daily Spam from a source, tried to list in the Blocked Senders List, but the spam does not show a domain name. I tried “Unsuscribe” but get an error message “Bad Gateway”.

  • Patbythebay

    the emailer I want to block I also want them to know I blocked them ! not just for it to go to spam !!


    Why can Yahoo not have a “block sender” on main page like other
    people have?? This makes it much easier to block all unwanted
    messages which are spam??? I receive 10 to 15 spam messages
    daily and would love to block them from ever using the airways.
    Thank you for your help

  • Pop

    Well this is not complete. Why don’t you talk a bit about Yahoo bugs which seems to be left in your email with a purpose. For example:
    Try adding wildcards like I try to block all websites that come from Russia.


    it gives you an error. Why? Because this bug could be left there with a purpose.

    Now you’ve only got 500 blocking addresses. Imagine (like in my case) an idiot that hosts its websites at home. He can easily change domain names and send you spam through spoofed email addresses. He couldn’t do this with a .com domain. But he does it with a .ru domain.

    How about that?

  • ope

    I am trying to block a sender via my outlook express who has a address but mail is still being received and when I tried to just block I was told that this domain cannot be sent to the block senders list why?