Yahoo Mail, like most email providers, offers options to filter or block email messages that you receive.
The difference between filtering emails and blocking them is easy to explain: A filter moves the messages to another folder on the site, e.g. a custom folder that you have created, or the trash.
Blocking email addresses on the other hand prevents emails from those addresses from reaching your account. They are rejected and therefore do not land in your inbox, spam folder or any other folder that you may have created.
Blocking has a higher priority than filtering, which means that any filters that you may have created for blocked email addresses won't run anymore.
There are several reasons why you may want to filter emails on Yahoo Mail. Here is a small selection:
To filter an email on Yahoo, do the following:
Blocking email addresses
There are situations where you may want to block emails that originate from an address right away. Maybe you are receiving lots of spam from that address or someone is harassing you.
Whatever the reason, blocking email address is an effective counter-measure as it makes sure that you won't receive emails from the selected address anymore.
Update: The new interface looks like this. The main change is that the entry is called banned addresses now and no longer blocked addresses.
To block email addresses on Yahoo, do the following:
You can unblock an email address at any time by selecting it here and a click on the remove button.
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