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Better filters to direct spam away from my inbox. Way too much spam mail!!

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How about blocking spam sources ! Others do this so why not Yahoo? If I can read the headers and find the culprits then you can too. Amazing.

  • John Tessitore commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Better filters to direct adult dating, Viagra/Cialis and Canadian pharmacy spam away from from my inbox. There are too many ***-oriented spam messages. I spend a lot of time adding addresses to be blocked.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just talked to Chat support about this. I am very disappointed that it is now so hard to create a new filter. On my business and personal accounts, I route a lot of similar emails to one folder for ease of access. We used to be able to right-click into the senders email in their message header and create a filter immediately. Now I am told I have to manually input their email information into a unwieldlyTools/setting option. This is a major step backward in functionality. When you upgrade you are supposed to improve functionality, not degrade it. If you can't do better than this, bring back the old version until you can. And I have yet to see a single "enhancement" that improves on my use of either business or personal accounts.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What happened to Other In Box? it quit working quite some time ago and I am sick of entertainment, shopping, all the emails that were being sorted to OIB folders are now in my inbox and I am deleteing 20+ emails a day before using my actual email to read important and wanted emails. I see other people talk about "filters" but it looks like a person has to know every email address they want to add to a filter and I surely am not memorizing them or writing them down and then going to a different screen to type them in. Bring back OIB!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Its so difficult create a filter for my emails. THIS IS NOT A CHANGE! You break something that was "working" ok in certain way. Bring an option to create filters like the other email platform I use. That has FILTERS that actually work.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How about just having filters that work? I've already read about filters being "too specific". Too specific? Are you kidding me? If I say I want to move ANY message that comes from a certain address into a certain folder, I just want it to happen. None of my recent filters work. I should not have to prioritize them all the way to the top when you don't even give me an easy way to do that short of hitting the up arrow 200 times. Bye Yahoo Mail.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add back the "filter messages like this" option to add a filter within an email you are currently reading. I used to be able to set up a filter so that emails that were not spam but I did not want in my inbox could be directed into one of several pre-made folders. For example, retailer emails went into a Retail folder. Journal articles went into a Research folder. Now I have to create those filters from scratch vs. having a pre-populated option that allowed messages from a certain address to be sorted into a folder I had already made. You are making the process far more lengthy than it used to be. Why?

  • Stephanie Birch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have followed all your suggestions regarding spam and it continues to get significantly worse instead of better. The biggest problem being that additionally the spam filter is marking as spam extremely important work emails. My inbox has more spam than ever, from the same company no matter how many times I mark it as spam. Also I have to now check my spam folder daily as it contains work emails that are very important and time sensitive. No matter how often I go through and mark these as not spam they continue to end up there. Never the boring ones either, usually the ones about completing a certain training before getting fired or suspended, you know only the really important to keeping your job emails.

  • Steven A. Harvey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You need a filter that allows blocking of certain keywords, not just email addresses or domain names. Spammers have long-since learned to change email address and domain names, so blocking them often has no effect. There should be a way to block spam based on subject line or content. Maybe you have one, but I cannot find it.

  • guyfly66 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've suddenly began getting spam in my inbox where it was blocked before. Specifically from .top addresses and no mater how many times I mark as spam and click unsubscribe, they keep coming. You used to filter much better. I may have to switch over to gmail more.

  • Michael Turner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Since the first of the year my spam folder has been FULL of *** emails that I don't want to see. It's very easy to see that they are SPAM so why are they getting through? What happened to Yahoo's spam detection that they get through now. It was great for about 4 months, hardly anything got through, now all of a sudden it's like a landslide.I flag them and BLOCK the sender but they just use a variation. Please do something to stop it!!!!!!

  • Michael Rel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When the spam email is in about 20 different languages and still getting through you know the spam filter is ****!!!!

  • Kirsten Denney commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ditto that. Just in the last week, spam is FLYING thru the filter. The emails have every indicator in the world of being spam, too. I'm not sure the filter is working at all. (I think all six today were moved by me.)

  • antonio delgado commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The change I have seen it is this. Before getting 100s of spam mail, but the filter was very good to not put good emails there, happened from time to time. Now I get fewer spam emails, but invariably at least 2 o 3 daily are good emails, the systems seems to purge it quickly, and If I don't get out of spam box, obviously I stoop receiving email from that source (specially when are financial institutions or important mail lists I am subscribed to. Any solution for this??

  • Sylvie Romanowski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For a while, there was less spam, now there is more, about 20/day, and also getting to my inbox. What happened? can't you tell the difference between a Viagra ad and a legitimate message??

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