Block addresses by domain name
Blocking individual addresses does little to stop the plethora of SPAM these days. If we can add a block by domain name feature, this would help cut down on repeat spammer domains.
Michael Kennedy commented
This has been an enormous problem for me lately, 5 or 6 times a day I receive the same garbage, sometimes minutes after reporting the last one as spam.
Domain blocking is such an effective and simple solution, I can't fathom why Yahoo has taken it away from us.
If this doesn't get addressed soon I will simply need to leave yahoo altogether.
Anoosh Vali commented
I also can't believe and understand why Yahoo does not provide this options.
If you don't want you or can't, please say it.
D Z commented
Can't believe this is ranked the 61st concern, yet apparently no one at Yahoo gives a ****. Seems... intentional, and possibly profitable? In the meantime, I just tried adding 20 asterisks as wild cards for the user name portion of the domain (which keeps changing), and it accepted the address in the blocked list. We'll see if that works?
its a fecking nightmare not being able to block I would love to know the numpty who came up with that idea
Ryspek Usubamatov commented
Block all commercial information. I hate them
matthew smith commented
Please let us block domains. This used to be possible a while ago but not any more. Can't understand why. For example: throwawaymail.com. Keep getting spam from this domain. I block the full email address because I can't block the domain but then get more spam emails from this domain but the name at the beginning of the address has changed. It's just ridiculous. All these users asking for this to be changed but Yahoo does not listen.
Larry Stephens commented
I wonder how much the spammers are paying yahoo. In every forced update, the ability to block the ******* spammers gets tougher or downright impossible. The previous version took several mouse clicks to get to the "blocked addresses" settings. Now, it takes a major search. I also have (had?) 1000 domains blocked. Now I have to delete one before I can add another.
I've been using yahoo since 1995. This forced "upgrade", as far as the blocked address filter is concerned, is one giant leap back to 90's technology.
I found how to access my list of "blocked addresses".
click on the gear shaped icon
click on: "... more settings"
click on: "security & privacy"
That will show your list of blocked addresses.
When I attempt to enter a domain name "t-online.hu" I get "invalid entry"
When I attempt to enter a domain name "@t-online.hu" I get "invalid entry"
It does accept *@t-online.hu but will that work to block the domain???
I received Three Phishing spams from different addresses at t-online.hu over the course of a week. ALL three had the SAME gmail reply address!
The blocked addresses CAN be removed. Again, "help" doesn't tell me how!
Your NEW (NOT) improved email also has NO PROVISION TO REMOVE BLOCKED ADDRESSES, that were blocked in error!
There in NO USE blocking a "garbage" address from a free email service, they just use ANOTHER "garbage" address! ( a "garbage" address can be a random letters & numbers combination that they use ONCE)
I think and option of blocking Domains, as well as IPs with high number of scammers, should be implemented. I have blocked several recent spam/scam messages from 'myip##' type addresses that hit me using mail3.flexmsg bypass. considering these are mostly from Kenya, I think granting an option to block the Kenya IPs would greatly reduce these.
I have tried to block Yahoo, JAPAN in the OLD yahoo mail. YOU DO NOT BLOCK yahoo, Japan!.
You do NOT control Yahoo,Japan, and since they ONLY ACCEPT COMPLAINTS IN JAPANESE, I cannot complain of SPAMMERS! I received ANOTHER SPAM last week from that domain!
How about BLOCKING ANY FORGED Sending Address?
In your OLD mail page I COULD BLOCK DOMAINS, In your NEW (NOT) improved I CANNOT!
I had over 600 (mostly) Domains blocked that were SPAMmers, many sending advertisements in French, which I do NOT READ. It does very very little good to block noreply@... when all they have to do is change it to noreply1@... to make it through your block!
This last week, I received 14 SPAMS from YAHOO Addresses plus another from Yahoo.pl, plus 5 from gmail addresses. Two of those gmail addresses had a YAHOO MESSAGE ID! At least one of those Yahoo sent SPAMs used a Second Yahoo address for Replies!
the block senders option is missing now from the more icon. bring it back!!
Whenever any new version is released, as a user, we expect more added features and advanced functionalities available. But, unfortunately, Yahoo removed the 'Block Domain Address' features and instead asking to block email address. Blocking email address will never help a user from receiving hundreds of SPAM emails. Why don't you introduce Block Domain address feature or else we have to thing of moving to some other email solution.
I want to block kartforkart.com probably one of the worst spammers. Better yet why does not Yahoo recognize this as spam and put it right into the spam folder?? Or just let me block by domain for you don't want to offend the domain owner.
Joseph Tuan Phan commented
Why did Yahoo remove this important spam-fighting functionality? Even the help section says you can block domains but it doesn't work. I have dozens of top level domains in my block list so it obviously used to work. I just want to block appspot.com, which is only used for spam.
Thomas Cotton commented
Of course, this can't work if the domain is a commonly used one like Yahoo or Gmail!!!
Kompella Purnima commented
Why I cant add DOMAIN name to be blocked? I have tried it just now and it takes ONLY email address. You cant filter SPAMs yourself which I believe you cannot because I get SPAM email in my inbox everyday. So please allow your users to block what they dont want to see in their inbox
I want to block kartforkart.com and am not currently able to do so. Please help!
Ben Meaden commented
I constantly receive spam messages from changing senders from the same domain. Here's the problem, I used to be able to type in a domain to block, now mail requires that it is a full email address. I want to block the domains that are spamming me, not just individual senders. Creating a list of only god knows how many people all from the same domain does not make sense from the End User's standpoint or from a business standpoint.
The sheer amount of spam along with my inability as a user to combat this effectively has driven me away from yahoo products.
I delete and block senders so why in the F(CK does your piece of SH!T mail server not do what is intended? Don't send me a bullSh!t excuse for your incompetence either.