How To Fix if Yahoo Mail Spam Filter Not Working

Yahoo Mail spam filter failure is the situation when a spam emails escapes from the filter and reach out to the inbox. Basically, now-a-days it is a quite common situation for the Yahoo users worldwide. On the other hand, usually spam emails are in bulk and the situation becomes a nightmare when you are unable to differentiate between the spam emails or the genuine emails. There are a couple of reasons responsible for the spam filter failure. So, sit back, relax and keep following as this article will put some lights on the same.

Ways to stop Spam in Yahoo inbox folder-

To fight with the spam failure you can apply some of the customise settings in your Yahoo account which will certainly reduce the number of emails sneaking from spam folder to your inbox.

  • You should use tabs as “Spam” and “Not Spam”
  • You must create the filter appropriately.
  • You must block the suspected sender’s email address right away.
  • If most of the spams are being sent by a particular domain, it must be blocked immediately.
  • Don’t let the images being displayed in emails automatically.

Spam: Even though the Yahoo has a very strict spam filters, still spam emails manages the way to the inbox. If this is the case with you then you immediately mark that email as spam. By the repeated attempts made by the users worldwide will give Yahoo experts an idea about the unsolicited emails. Although the spam emails will go automatically to the spam folder Yahoo experts would be able to create more strict spam filter if you immediately mark an unsolicited email as spam. On the other hand, if an important email lands to the spam folder, immediately mark as “not spam” and it will be moved to the inbox.

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Filter Rules: You must use the full featured Yahoo Mail to create filter rules to direct incoming email to their respective folders. At present, you can add up to 200 filter rules which will help you redirect the email to their respective destinations. Unfortunately, filter rules won’t work with the basic version of the Yahoo Mail. To create a filter click on the gear icon followed by the “Settings” then, tap on “Filters”. Press the add button and give the filter a name first. Then update the match case with the incoming email conditions. Choose the destination with the help of the drop-down. Press the “Save” button to finish.

Block Sender’s Email and Domain: Watch carefully and find out if you are getting spam emails from a particular sender or a particular domain. Whatever the case is, block them right away. At the moment, you can only block 500 email addresses. These blocked emails can be unblocked anytime you like.

Restricts images in emails: If the images are restricted being displayed in emails, it prevents the assertion hits received by the spammers, which confirms that you have viewed the spam email sent by them.  Follow the steps below to restrict the images from being displayed in emails automatically.

  • Log on to Yahoo Mail account.
  • Go to the settings.
  • Choose security.
  • From the drop-down menu “Show images in emails” choose the option “Never by default or Always, except in spam folder”.
  • Press the save button to finish.

Never reply to unwanted emails. Avoid displaying your email address at public places or online directories and discussion forums. Never stick to any of the websites which claim to stop the spam once signed-up, actually they are the address collectors and encourages the spam indeed.

If the problem persists, then feel free to call Yahoo customer support helpline phone number toll free for the quick support.

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