How to Block Emails on Yahoo

Is your Yahoo inbox constantly bombarded by unwanted emails? This article is here to teach you how to block emails on Yahoo using Yahoo's built-in email filter and Clean Email, a powerful email organizer that can automatically block emails and do much more than that to keep your inbox clean and organized.

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How to Block Emails on Yahoo

  1. Go to:
  2. Log in to your email account.
  3. Click on the settings gear icon on the right.
  4. Select "More Settings" from the pop-up menu.
Select More Settings to block emails on Yahoo
  1. Choose "Security and Privacy" from the list of categories on the left.
  2. Click the "+ Add" button.
Click Add button to block Yahoo email
  1. Type the email address you want to block and click the "Save" button.

How to Block Emails on Yahoo Mobile

  1. Open the Yahoo Mail app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap the hamburger menu in the top-left corner.
  3. Choose "Filters" under "Tools".
  4. Click the plus icon in the top-right corner.
  5. Choose a name for the new filter and type the email address you want to block into the "Sender" field.
  6. When you're finished, click the "Done" button.

How to Block Emails on Yahoo Using Clean Email

You can also block emails in Yahoo using Clean Email, an online bulk email organizer with powerful filters and rules to group your emails based on their type.

  1. Go to:
  2. Sign in with your Yahoo email address.
  3. Allow Clean Email to access your inbox. Don't worry: Clean Email analyzes only metadata-not the actual content of your Yahoo emails.
  4. Give Clean Email a short while to analyze your emails.
  5. You will be presented with different email bundles, called Smart Views. Choose any Smart View you want.
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  1. Select a sender and click on the three dots to see all the actions you can apply.
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  1. Choose "Block" to automatically move all new and existing emails from the sender to Trash folder.

Besides blocking Yahoo emails, Clean Email allows you to apply any other action to new emails coming to your mailbox without any manual work. You can, for example, automatically star work-related emails, move all social media notifications to a separate folder, or label emails that meet certain criteria accordingly.

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Applying Clean Email's automation features is a matter of a simple click, and you can manage them from the Automation dashboard, which allows you to see all automation rules you have enabled in one place. You can simply click on any active automation rule and pause, disable, or delete it with ease.

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Because Clean Email goes well beyond email blocking, it's far more effective at helping you keep your Yahoo emails organized than Yahoo's own blocking filters. In addition to Yahoo, Clean Email also works with all other secure email providers, including Gmail, Outlook, Fastmail, AOL, and iCloud.

How to Unblock Yahoo Emails

The users of Yahoo Mail can block up to 1,000 email addresses. If you've been using Yahoo Mail for a long time, the chances are that you have blocked at least one email address by accident without email realizing it. Most people realize this when they notice that emails from a certain sender are just not arriving no matter how many times the sender resends them.

Fortunately, the solution is very simple:

  1. Go to:
  2. Log in to your email account.
  3. Click on the settings gear icon on the right.
  4. Select "More Settings" from the pop-up menu.
  5. Choose "Security and Privacy" from the list of categories on the left.
  6. Mouse over an email address, then click the Delete icon.

Repeat the last step until to unblock more Yahoo emails.

Blocking Isn't Enough

You should never assume that blocking bad senders can make you 100% safe. While it definitely helps to block all senders whose emails you don't want to receive, spammers are skilled at finding ways into your inbox and convincing you to open their emails. To stay safe when using Yahoo Mail, follow these practices:

Benefits of Blocking Yahoo Emails and Using Automation Features

According to recent statistics, spam messages account for nearly 50 percent of email traffic worldwide. It's no wonder that so many people are curious to know how to block emails Yahoo since every other email is unwanted. The massive amount of spam emails that try to reach our inboxes every day costs businesses and individuals alike many hours in lost productivity, and some businesses have even decided to abandon email altogether in favor of team collaboration tools such as Slack and Microsoft Teams.

That's why it's important to be aware of the benefits of blocking unwanted emails in Yahoo and other email services and using smart filters to automatically organize new emails:


In this article, we've presented three ways how to block spam emails on Yahoo and explained why email management is such a big deal these days. If you send and receive emails every day, an email organizer such as Clean Email can help you reach new levels of productivity and accomplish more in less time. Why spend hours every week categorizing emails when you can use a secure online email inbox cleaner to automatically manage your Yahoo emails for you? Clean Email is verified by Google, Yahoo, and AOL as a trusted application, and you can start testing it right now for free.

Learn more about how to block an email on Android or about blocking emails on iPhone in our other posts.

How to Block Emails on Yahoo — FAQs

Can you block someone on Yahoo Mail?

Follow the steps below to block someone on Yahoo Mail.
1. Open a message from the sender you want to block, or select the message in your inbox.
2. Click the more icon and select the “Block Senders” option.
3. If you want to delete all mail communication for the sender, select the delete email option as well.

How do I block bulk emails on Yahoo?

As it currently stands, there is not an easy way to bulk block emails on Yahoo. However, you can use an inbox organizer like Clean Email to stop getting messages from a certain domain or to apply other actions to email bundles.

Why am I still getting emails from blocked senders Yahoo?

Unfortunately, you can still receive emails from blocked senders if the “From:” email address was changed. To stop receiving messages from an email address, you must watch out for forged addresses and block them. Follow the steps below to do this:
1. To find the actual address for a forged email, open up the full header in a message to see if the sender information changed at all.
2. The actual address will be listed in the top “Mailfrom” or “Received” section. Compare this mail address to the address listed in the bottom “Mailfrom” or “Received” line. If the addresses are different, then the email address has been forged.
3. Block the address listed in the top “Mailfrom” or “Received” section.

Why can’t I block emails on Yahoo?

Sometimes it takes a little bit of troubleshooting in order to block emails on Yahoo. If you are struggling to block senders in your Yahoo inbox, try blocking the sender through Clean Email.

How do you block emails on Yahoo mobile?

1. Open the Yahoo Mail mobile app and select the hamburger menu in the top-left corner.
2. Choose “Tools” and click “Filters” on the menu that follows.
3. Create a new filter; within the filter, include the email address you would like to block in the “Sender” category. Then click the “Done” button.

Clean Email Team

Updated on Jun 14, 2021

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