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Manage spam and mailing lists in Yahoo Mail

Getting unwanted emails or spam is frustrating. While 99.9% of spam, malware and phishing emails  are being caught by our spam filters, occasionally some can slip through.

When this happens, it's very important to mark the email as spam, then our system will learn that messages from a specific sender are not good and helps us make Yahoo Mail even better at recognizing future spam emails.

In addition it will automatically ensure that future emails by the same sender are routed to the spam folder.

These actions are most effective when done using one of our Apps, or Webmail. Because third party clients are outside of our control, we recommend disabling any spam filters they offer and avoid managing spam with them.

Mark emails as Spam

  1. Go to Yahoo Mail.
  2. Select the email.
  3. Click Mark as spam.

Mark emails as Not Spam

  1. Open the Spam folder. If you dont see the "Spam" folder, click More below the "Sent" folder.
  2. Select the email.
  3. Click Not spam to move the message into your inbox, and future messages from this sender will be delivered to the inbox.

Unsubscribe from sender

When you mark a message from a mailing list as spam and we trust the sender, youll be given the option to unsubscribe rather than marking it as spam.

Select Unsubscribe and you will no longer receive any messages from the mailing list. Selecting Report as spam will mark the message as spam and move it into the spam folder.

Tips to avoid spam in the future

  • Do not interact with mail in your Spam folder. It does not count toward your storage quota or need any further action.
  • Do not reply to unknown senders.
  • Be careful who you give your email address to.
  • Never reply to email subscriptions asking to be removed.
  • Do not sign up with sites that claim to remove your email from spam lists. While some are legitimate, many are address collectors used by spammers.