Help with my account
For the last two days I’m receiving dozens of nonsense emails. How can this be stopped? Thx
Hi there. The more often you mark these emails as Spam, the more you train your personal mail filter to recognize them as such. We recommend following these steps to manage your incoming emails: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/manage-spam-mailing-lists-yahoo-mail-sln28056.html
You can always create filters: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/new-mail-for-desktop/filters-organize-yahoo-mail-sln28071.html
If you need additional help, you can go to help.yahoo.com
Yahoo Mail team
Marc Needham commented
Yahoo is becoming obsolete. I log into my email (which I've have for 15+ years) and I find 20-30 SPAM emails A DAY. Yahoo offers "enhanced spam detection" for a fee?!?! I flag spam emails as spam regularly and Yahoo still cannot detect these OBVIOUS spam addresses and mailings. I don't want to stop using yahoo mail, or yahoo in general, but you need to do a better job. I suffer through your ads and popups... you're doing just fine with advertising revenues. It would be nice if you could provide the product/service that I remember from years ago.
michael vazquez commented
Stop sending spam!
terry lantrip commented
Giving up on Yahoo Mail. Seems like now that they are pushing a paid version of Mail they're letting the Spammers take over those who don't use the paid version. I'm getting Spam emails as often as every five minutes. There are way too many other better options.
Steffan Brunette commented
What has happened with the Yahoo spam filter? Did it go offline? The past few days, my account has been flooded with four or five dozen obvious spam emails per day -- most of which were handled automatically. It's getting so that I won't be able to use the account any longer because legitimate messages can't be filtered out of the chaff.
Also -- the search for this page, plus the convoluted sign-in process is making me think that Yahoo is trying its best to avoid responsibility for maintaining its service. Or maybe the spam and the ads ARE the service now?
F Coykendall commented
anyone else notice spam filters do not work? DO NOT WORK!! Blocked email addresses still keep getting through, not to my spam box, but to inbox...come on Yahoo!! It's BS..stop selling our email addresses to spammers workdwide...
Amelia Maurizio commented
There needs to be a better filter for spam. It seems that over the last month I received more spam that ever before and many are repeats of the same items I have already identified as spam. At the same time, items that are not span are put in the spam folder. WHAT IS GOING ON? If this continues, it may just be time to move to another email service.
Lucas E Turner commented
It is obvious that there is either a lapse in Yahoo's ability to monitor spam OR it is allowing spam to go unfiltered. I suspect it is the latter as I keep getting prompted to "try out Yahoo+ free for 14 days". It will suck, since I've had my yahoo account since 1997, but I am seriously considering switching everything over to my Gmail.
Barbara Leveski commented
Stop making us pay for this service!!!!!!!
Beatrice Matthews commented
I thought I was the only one and I have been searching Yahoo for the last hour! I have been with Yahoo for 25 years. Please, please fix this soon, or I will consider moving to another mail supplier. Also, a few important emails have landed in my Junk emails.
Ruth Frost commented
I agree too. Have had this same email account for 22 years now and the past two weeks have had an horrendous amount of spam which I have moved to my junk folder which it should have gone to automatically. I too will make my gmail account my primary email if this continues. Please fix this Yahoo!!
Clare Hollins commented
I don't know what is going on with Yahoo, but I'm ready to leave it if something is not done about it quickly. For the past week or so, I have huge amounts of spam coming directly in to my inbox. It doesnt matter how many times I report these messages as spam and then block them, it still keeps coming. Please fix your service asap.
Michael Rajasinghe commented
I agree and Thank for sharing this. It would be great to have a features where we can pay and increase security including blocking the e-mail extension instead of the entire e-mail at a time. Yahoo you need to fix this ASAP as I don't want to leave. But I will if it is going to be a problem.
Sam McCommons commented
Stop spamming my phone
Ali Ernalbant commented
Thanks for all the comments, glad to hear this is extensively a broad problem which all the users are experiencing in a very unfortunate way. Looks like no one from Yahoo is interested in taking our comments into consideration and I've being leaving this account after 25+ plus worryingly just because of this very unsuccessful type of marketing strategy where we have some real good alternatives.
Sharon Sundgaard commented
Not only am I getting all the Spam in my inbox but suddenly some critical emails from my lawyer and other important contacts are going to my Junk folder!! This is absolutely unacceptable and needs to be fixed. Yahoo has really dropped the ball.
Laura J Griffith commented
Having the same problem. Will be completing my move to gmail if this is not fixed.
Andrew McMillan commented
Please re implement the span filter or I'll have to change email providers.
Tiffany D. Corl commented
Same here. It's super annoying and has to stop!
Phil Kenny commented
Same here for both me and my wife. I don't understand why Yahoo hasn't addressed this. The spam emails are so obviously spam.
michelle blackford commented
A week ago I started getting a lot of junk in my inbox. A few days later there is an email from Yahoo encouraging me to get Yahoo Plus which would help filter these more. What a coincidence.