Why is there some much spam getting through?
The past month I've been getting double digit spam every day. I mark them all as spam yet they keep getting through. It has never been this bad, I could depend on Yahoo mail filters but no more. For a pay service they need to figure this out!
John Anthony Cross commented
The spam issue has been ongoing for 6 months now. I get 40-50 spam messages a day and my email is becoming unmanageable. I used to flag them as junk, but that never made any difference and took time, so I now just delete them. After 20+ years of using Yahoo email I'm thinking it's time to move to gmail. Yahoo has given up and does not seem to care about its email service or its paying customers.
Gary and Teresa Smith commented
I am receiving large amounts of spam emails on a daily basis. I am strongly considering the idea of deleting my email account.
John Cameron Cullingham commented
This Email has become garbage because of the spam. Shame on you Yahoo. About to pull the plug after 30 years!
Leah Renee commented
Fix the spam problem. Used to not get spam now get so much spam every day. It's obvious that it is spam. I've been paying for Yahoo for a very long time maybe it's time to discontinue.
Jason Evans commented
We PAY for a service. Provide the service, fix the spam issues or shut down the service.
Matthew L Jackson commented
I pay for this service and get more spam than legitimate email. Yahoo is absolute trash anymore. Marking spam seems to have no impact at all. As soon as I can get everything transferred to Gmail, I'll let the spammers have this company.
Bruce E Nyblom commented
I am in complete agreement. For quite a while the yahoo anti-spam program worked excellently... Now it can't identify spam when it is all so obvious...which then contains clickable links to malware, a virus or a phishing scam..... most of my spam comes from 2 different senders, Return-Path: <email@example.com...... and a program that generates bogus gmail addresses. I believe the ideal way to stopped this was to allow us to block IP addresses. Then we can block that computer....a simple solution that no one has bothered to create!
Kevin H. commented
Lots of spam gets through -either to the inbox or to the spam folder- because it seems no one has a job to monitor and analyze the spam and reduce the overall number of spam emails by tackling the easiest to handle spam types first.
If someone's job was on the line, the spam count would go down month-to-month or year-to-year. The spam folder should be for potential spam where the filter could not decide. Blatant and repeated spam should not even make it to the spam folder.
How much time are we all wasting on scanning the spam folder? I spend a few minutes each week checking the spam folder for valid emails and then permanently deleting the nonsense that’s left.
We need the spam filter to be a bit smarter in recognizing randomized sender information because we get the same types of spam repeatedly. The spam filter should better recognize emails with randomized usernames (before the @) like firstname.lastname@example.org.
The filter should also better recognize where the profile name doesn't match the domain name like "Amazon Support <email@example.com>". This is an easy one because the spam emails will keep using the same handle like "Amazon Support" (or "Lume Deodorant Associate") but have different randomized user names or domain names.
The filter should also better recognize spammy profile names like "Shipment Tracking" being received by thousands of us at the same time where the email has no text and only a tracking image.
It would be great if the spam filter tracked the types of emails we collectively have in the spam folder which wind up permanently deleted. Over time the filter could then reduce the highest individual counts of spam emails from making it to the spam folder in the first place. Every spam email that we permanently delete should be counted/tracked and then viewed as a problem. If we keep deleting the same emails repeatedly then the problem emails with highest counts should be blocked from reaching even the spam folder.
Eric Rawlings commented
same problem, please fix
ron palmer commented
Agreed with all of the above. I get 25-50 spam emails per day and I block every address (which takes a lot of time). Only allowing 500 blocked addresses is a joke; I've been complaining to Yahoo about this for years.
e weitze commented
The phone numbers below will get you to a yahoo contractor in the Philippines who will tell you that the premium service only removes the ads. Ask for a supervisor and be persistent that the spam mail control stinks. Be persistent.
I suggested that rather than paying an outside service to control spam I would pay a few bucks more to have Yahoo provide this service. Call and be persistent that Yahoo improve their service!!!!
e weitze commented
this link might allow you to complain to
Here you can call and complain about the junk mail piling up that Yahoo will not address
800-305-7664 customer care live agent
800-305-5610 pro email & general number
Frederic Mokren commented
Spam filter was working great. Suddenly started letting spam in every morning. Spam so obvious I can tell from the subject. Seriously Yahoo!! How many iPhone 14s do you think I can win in a day?
Ellen Edge commented
I got 42 emails today from domains that I'd supposedly blocked.
Terry Girardot commented
Since no one from Yahoo ever responds to these posts, the correct question to ask is: why do I keep wasting my time posting messages that no one from Yahoo ever reads.
Eduardo Valdes commented
Flagging messages as spam doesn't work.
Blocking domains doesn't work.
Adding filters to try to get rid of some of the spam doesn't work.
Why do I pay for this ****?
Linda Harrington commented
I can't take much more of this! Get a filter that blocks all the dopy pictures like this 💲 in the subject field. Why am I paying for this mail service if you can't write a simple program to filter out this kind of ****!
Michael S Gibbons commented
I agree with everyone else, none of my other non-yahoo email accounts are getting this level of crazy obvious spam. And here I'm paying for this pro service.
How can a spam filter (if it exists) not recognize emails with subjects containing characters such as -👮-, ■■, ✥, ➲➲➲, etc., etc. ad infinitum. It's obvious that yahoo only has interest in collecting monthly payment and not providing a service of quality (other than poor).
Toni Joyner commented
Add me to the list. My account is overrun now. What are we paying Yahoo for?