How To Stop Spam Emails On Yahoo

Junk messages are annoying, but once you learn how to stop spam emails on Yahoo, you can rest a little easier. Luckily, Clean Email can help you clear out the clutter and organize your inbox.

We All Deal With Spam Messages

Most email clients offer options to help you stop spam emails from entering your inbox. However, every client application handles these issues a bit differently, which means knowing how to stop unwanted emails in Gmail won’t help you if you’re needing to know how to stop unwanted emails in Yahoo Mail.

So, if you use Yahoo Mail, you’ll want to learn how to stop Yahoo spam emails so you can regain control of your inbox.

How To Stop Yahoo Spam Emails

Believe it or not, learning how to stop getting junk email on Yahoo is not a hard task. In fact, there are several things you can do to remove or block these messages, including mark messages as spam, unsubscribe from mass mailings, block known spam addresses, and train your spam filter.

1. Mark As Spam

The quickest way to stop Yahoo spam emails is by marking any messages you know are spam as such. Luckily, Yahoo makes it easy to mark individual messages or entire groups of messages as junk on both the webmail platform and the Yahoo Mail mobile app.

To mark as spam from Yahoo webmail:

  1. Login to your mail account.
  2. After your inbox loads, select the messages that are junk. You can select them by checking the box on the left of the sender’s name.
  3. Once the messages are marked, click on Spam in the upper right.
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  5. This will move all of the checked messages to your Spam Folder.

To mark as spam from Yahoo Mobile:

  1. Open the app on your mobile device.
  2. From the Inbox view, tap the empty checkbox on the far left of each message you want to mark as spam.
  3. Once you have selected all the messages, tap More in the toolbar at the bottom.
  4. Select Mark as spam from the options.
  5. Now all of the messages you flagged will appear in your Spam folder.

2. Unsubscribe

If you’re looking for a method that will help you learn how to stop unwanted emails in Yahoo Mail so that they don’t clutter your inbox or your spam folder, then you may want to unsubscribe from emails on Yahoo.

To do this through Yahoo Webmail, simply:

  1. Login to Yahoo Mail.
  2. After your inbox loads, select the messages that are junk. You can select them by checking the box on the left of the sender’s name.
  3. Once the messages are marked, click on More next to Spam in the top toolbar.
  4. Select Unsubscribe from the dropdown menu.
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  6. A dialog box will appear and explain the process to you. Click Unsubscribe within the box to finalize the decision.

To do this through the Yahoo mobile app:

  1. Open the Yahoo app.
  2. Tap on an email from your inbox to open it.
  3. Tap the More Icon.
  4. Tap Unsubscribe.
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  6. A message will appear that says “Unsubscribe Request Sent” to let you know it went through.

Obviously, this process is time-consuming and only unsubscribes you from individual mailing lists. It doesn’t always stop all emails or remove you completely. For this reason, we also recommend you consider using Unsubscriber from Clean Email to get rid of newsletters and promotional emails you no longer want or move them to a dedicated ‘Read Later’ folder.

To unsubscribe from messages while using Clean Email:

  1. Go to and login.
  2. Select Unsubscriber from the available tools on the left-side panel.
  3. Once you’re in the Unsubscriber tool, you will see a list of every email address you receive messages from. For each one you don’t wish to receive messages from, you can press Unsubscribe on the right.
  4. 💡 Note: You can select any of the other options instead, like Keep or Read Later.

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  5. That’s it! Clean Email will take care of the rest!

3. Block

Unfortunately, not all spam emails are newsletters or promotional messages from companies. In fact, many junk messages aren’t from companies, but from individuals who are trying to gain access to your personal information. For this reason, you may also want to know how to block emails on Yahoo as a way to stop Yahoo spam emails.

Here’s how to block someone on Yahoo Mail through the webmail app:

Method 1

  1. Login to your Yahoo Mail account.
  2. From the inbox, click Settings (gear icon at the far right of the ribbon).
  3. Select More Settings.
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  5. On the left side, select Security and privacy. Now, you’ll see a section labeled Blocked addresses.
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  7. Press Add button and type in the email address you want to block. Then, press Save.
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Method 2

  1. Select the message that you want to block by checking the box on the left of the sender’s name.
  2. Once the messages are marked, click on More (three dots) next to Spam in the top toolbar.
  3. Select Block senders from the dropdown menu.
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  5. A dialog box will appear and ask you to verify your decision to block this sender. You will be asked if you want to block all future emails and delete all existing ones.
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Unfortunately, Yahoo Mail does limit the number of individual addresses and domains you can block within their system. But, you can also use Clean Email to block all emails from a specific domain.

To block a specific domain, you need to:

  1. Go to Clean Email, log in, and click the Auto Clean feature from the left-side panel.
  2. Press Create Rule button.
  3. How to create an Auto Clean rule in Clean EmailHow to create an Auto Clean rule in Clean Email
  4. Name the rule at the top and click Any sender or recipients.
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  6. In the proposed list, choose Sender Domain.
  7. Start typing the domain in the search box under the Sender Domain and choose the domain you are looking for.
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  9. Choose the action you want to apply to these emails, e.g. send them to Trash.
  10. Press Create Rule. Now, all emails from this domain (no matter how many senders are spamming you) will be sent to Trash right after they hit your inbox.

⚠️ Warning: You need to CLICK one of the domains found in the search results. If you do not select an item from this list, the app does not store the domain you just typed and no filter will be applied, meaning all messages in the inbox may be deleted.

To learn more about how to stop spam emails on Yahoo with the Clean Email app, move down to the next section of this article.

4. Train Yahoo Spam Filter

We’ve covered several options on how to stop Yahoo spam emails from cluttering your inbox. However, spammers will continue finding ways in. This means you really need to take the time to train your spam filter within Yahoo Mail (learn more about the reasons why Yahoo spam filter is not working).

When you train a spam filter, you essentially help it learn what messages are spam and which ones are not. This means you need to move any unwanted email into the Spam folder and move any falsely marked messages out of the Spam folder and back to your Inbox.

How To Stop Unwanted Emails In Yahoo Mail Using Clean Email

As mentioned above, Clean Email offers tools to help you unsubscribe, block, and filter out messages. Although Clean Email is not a spam filtering solution that works like your Yahoo spam filter, it is a helpful tool that can help you organize your inbox and get rid of unwanted emails.

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In addition to the Unsubscriber and Block tools already mentioned, Clean Email also offers an automation tool called Auto Clean. This feature lets you automate any routine tasks you’d perform within your inbox. To set it up, you simply choose the emails and action you’d like to perform, then choose “Selected and future similar emails” to set up an Auto Clean rule. This can be a great way to automatically get rid of messages you don’t want or archive certain messages.

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Furthermore, the Smart Views feature organizes your messages into smart email bundles such as “Larger than 1 MB” or “Older than 1 year.” These specialized views can help you easily locate specific emails or filter out messages you don’t want to see based on the views you select.

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Clean Email offers many tools that can not only help you figure out how to stop spam on Yahoo Mail, but also help you reclaim your inbox from clutter. And, unlike many other companies out there these days, Clean Email takes security and privacy quite seriously. In fact, we have put appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard your information we use, which you can read more about here.

💡 Note: Clean Email never sells or shares user data with third parties.

Clean Email is compatible with all IMAP-based mail providers and works with Mac, iOS, Android operating systems, and on web.

Wondering to get more email tips and tricks? Learn how to customize Yahoo Mail and how to use Yahoo effectively.

How To Stop Spam Emails On Yahoo - FAQs

Why am I getting so much spam on Yahoo?

If you’ve given your email address out lately or have had it for a while, you could end up receiving a lot of junk messages to your Yahoo Mail. However, if you take the time to mark messages as spam and clear them out, eventually the spam filter will start doing this work for you.

How do I change my spam settings on Yahoo?

Unfortunately, Yahoo Mail doesn’t give you a lot of control over your spam settings. However, what you can do is mark messages as spam or mark them as not spam to help your spam filter out.

How do I stop getting spam emails Yahoo?

If you want to learn how to stop receiving spam emails in Yahoo, then you’ll want to try blocking known spam addresses and marking messages as spam so they don’t appear in your inbox.

Is the junk folder the same as spam in Yahoo Mail?

Yahoo Mail calls their junk email folder Spam. However, it's the same type of folder as Junk in other email clients (like Outlook).

Why am I suddenly getting spam in my Yahoo Inbox?

If you are suddenly getting an influx of junk messages, it could be that either your email address got into the wrong hands or you accidentally did something to interfere with Yahoo’s spam filter.

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