How To Block Email Addresses And Domains In Yahoo Mail


yahoomaillogo.jpgStill getting spam email through Yahoo Spam Guard? Do you have an annoying friend who just won't leave you alone? Stop them from reaching your inbox, and automatically delete their messages by adding their email address or entire domain name (such as to the block address list in your Yahoo Mail account settings.

With blocked address list, Yahoo allows you to add up to 500 addresses and domains. Best of all, when a message is blocked, the email does not bounce back to the sender and they will never know what happen.

To set up a block address list, logon to your Yahoo Mail account and click on the Options link under the Search button. Then select Mail Options.


Next, select Spam in the left panel…


and start adding email addresses or domains to the Blocked Email Addresses list by typing in the field and clicking on Add.


When you are finished, don't forget to save your changes by clicking on the Save Changes buttonĀ  yahoblockaddress5.png at the top of the main window (above the word Spam).

Later you can always come back and remove any email address or domain from the list by highlighting an entry and clicking on Remove (and saving your changes).

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May 19, 2008

Trudy West @ 11:49 am #

In your information on spam, it mentions configuring the Spam Guard tool to add the sender to the blocked address list when I mark a message as spam. I could not find out where to do this – please give specific steps so that I don't have to continually go to options and block the individual address or domain.

June 7, 2008

Miriam Umpleby @ 10:33 am #

How do I add spam already in the spam box to my blocked addresses without opening the message?

October 22, 2008

Doina @ 7:34 am #

YEAH! Same as Miriam Umpleby : how do we? You can't add the address if you didn't open the email first and that could mean VIRUSES OR SPYWARE OR…How can we block senders or domains without opening emails or adding them ONE BY ONE in the block list? How can we block MULTIPLE senders or domains just by checking their emails? HOW???? :( ((( I'm sick and tired of SPAM.I NEVER check the "i want to receive offers from partners…","i agree to give my informations to third part…" box. NEVER! Still get TONS of spam emails.

Doina @ 6:51 pm #

But…that means to open the mail.Because if you do that without opening, it will say "The selected message is still loading.Please wait a moment and try again".Don't you risk getting viruses if you OPEN the mail(from de spam folder) ? Am i missing something?

September 16, 2009

joegg @ 12:39 am #

Isn't there a way to just receive email from your contact list only?

February 12, 2010

ajay @ 10:33 am #

nice information regarding to block sender in yahoo.

February 17, 2010

lckid100 @ 12:40 pm #

I keep getting error on top left side of screen when i hit the save after adding a blocked email. It wont save entered email entries. Why and what could i possibly do?

May 14, 2010

tuser @ 4:34 pm #

I want to block a person by his name.Pls help me if i can do so.

As one person is creating his ID in different domain and send me emails.SO i wat to block that person by his name,Is it possible?

May 22, 2010

google @ 5:48 pm #

block google

June 16, 2010

Elaine @ 8:54 pm #

Most of the scams will say a foreign name or it will say FEDX. Or it will say hello at the beginning. Its usually a strange greeting. All I do is delete as I go down the list

July 10, 2010

Nsumba V @ 10:05 am #

I can't open my e-mail, why? it keeps saying the certificate is expired what does that mean?

July 16, 2010

Brunette @ 10:06 pm #

@Doina: You can't get a virus simply by opening an email. You have to physically click on any attachments that the email contain. THAT will give you virusus. I always show the preview pane below my inbox so that I can highlight the email address and copy and paste it into my spam blocker.

September 26, 2010

Malekite @ 1:12 pm #

Great interview. I'd like to see more.

November 2, 2010

Andrew Alaniz @ 12:36 pm #

you mentioned that when a message is blocked, the email does not bounce back to the sender and they will never know what happen. What if I WANT to send them an AUTOMATIC message every time they send me an email. My ex wife is send me Viagra links because i am having another child with my current wife. Please help !!!!!!!

November 7, 2011

Martin @ 2:44 am #

I don't see what is so good about the emails not getting bounced back and just being deleted by yahoo.
If they were bounced back, chances are that the spammers database would delete your name/email address and not pass it on to others and others and others….

Does anybody else think that is the way the system works? IS this the way the system works?

Eventually spammers would keep getting rejections from the email address and give up, right?

Why not just reject the email and let the scammers know that they are not welcome and can get stuffed!

December 1, 2011

White Litening @ 5:30 pm #

I agree – can you block someone & have the message bounce back to let them know they are blocked? Same issue here, stalking ex!

July 31, 2012

Vanilla Sky @ 2:41 pm #

I have been following this kind of commentary for quite some time. I thought I would check in again and see if Yahoo has made it possible to block an address and have a reply sent to that person so they know you are not receiving their mail. I NEED this option desperately… Having this option would greatly benefit so many of us. People currently have to change their email address if they want to make sure an unwanted someone gets the message (don't email me anymore!). Help. Anyone know if there has been progress on this yet through Yahoo? Yahoo please hear our need for this option. Thanks!

November 1, 2012

Westee magombo @ 4:59 am #

Yahoo is hot

September 16, 2013

ERNIE G @ 6:18 pm #


January 27, 2014

N @ 9:29 am #

Thanks but I WANT the person to know they are blocked. Any ideas??

ernie gales @ 10:38 am #

Problem being rob address and robo domain names, or the domains are bounced.
Acceptable characters are, ? for 1 character, and an * for multiple characters.
But for some reason that is not working with yahoo mail.
Yahoo used to have an option to select "this is not my email address", but surprisingly went away.
Still trying to find a way to block robo spam.

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