Learn more about reporting spam to Yahoo Mail

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  1. Spam filter improvements in Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Mail Basic
  2. Report spam in Yahoo Mail
  3. Report a message as spam in Yahoo Mail
  4. Report a message as spam in the Yahoo Mail app
  5. Report spam from another Yahoo mail account?

Spam filter improvements in Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Mail Basic

Yahoo Mail has spam filters, so most unwanted messages are automatically placed in the Spam folder. However, sometimes spam ends up in your inbox. If you report spam to Yahoo Mail, the company changes its filters to detect this type of spam in the future.

The instructions in this article apply to the web versions of Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo Mail mobile app for Android and iOS.

Report spam in Yahoo Mail

To warn Yahoo Mail about spam that has passed the spam filter:

  1. Check box next to messages in your inbox that you want to report as spam.

  2. Select spam on the toolbar above your Inbox to move the message to your Spam folder.

In addition, you can mark an individual message as spam by selecting spam when viewing it.

Report a message as spam in Yahoo Mail

The spam reporting process in Yahoo Mail Basic is the same, but the interface is slightly different:

  1. Check box next to messages in your inbox that you want to report as spam.

  2. Select spam on the toolbar above your Inbox to move the message to your Spam folder.

  3. In addition, while browsing, you can mark an individual message as spam:

  1. Select Actions on the toolbar.

  2. Select Mark as spam

  3. Select Apply

Report a message as spam in the Yahoo Mail app

You can report individual messages as spam by viewing them in the Yahoo Mail mobile app:

  1. Select three vertical dots to the right of the sender’s name.

  2. Select spam in the drop-down menu.

Report spam from another Yahoo mail account?

If spam comes from another Yahoo Mail account, you can report it directly by going to Report Abuse or Spam on Yahoo in your browser. Select report it directly to Yahoo and fill in the requested information.

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