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How to Block Someone on Yahoo Mail

Sometimes you accidentally give out your personal email address to an unfortunately persistent contact, or you want to stop seeing emails from a frenemy. Marking their messages as spam isn't enough, since you don't want to depend on spam filters to keep them out of your inbox. In Yahoo Mail, you can block up to 500 addresses from sending you messages. Here's how to make sure you never get email from someone again.  

1. Sign in to your Yahoo Mail account.

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2. Open any email from the offending sender. (If you already know this person's email address, you can skip to step 5).

3. Click the sender's name at the top of the message.

4. Select Copy Address.

5. Click the gear icon at the top right.

6. Select Settings.

7. Choose Blocked Addresses. 

8. Paste the address into the Add An Address field.

9. Hit Block. 

10. Click Save at the bottom left.

Once you've added a contact to your blocked list, you won't receive any more messages from that address. You can always unblock a person by selecting their name from the list and clicking Remove at the right.

How to Block Someone

Cherlynn joined the Laptopmag team in June 2013 and has since been writing about all things tech and digital with a focus on mobile and Internet software development. She also edits and reports occasionally on video. She graduated with a M.S. in Journalism (Broadcast) from Columbia University in May 2013 and has been designing personal websites since 2001.