Geek 2.0 - April 16, 2020
The steps to send email to the spam folder in Yahoo Mail and what to do to prevent spam. Read what follows.
It can happen that your inbox is filled with spam and that it makes you have a problem to see your usual email, Yahoo Mail has implemented an effective filtering system allowing to sort the majority of spam before receiving them in your Yahoo Mail account even if some will succeed.
Sending spam to the spam folder in Yahoo Mail
It is a condition to mark the spams reaching you in your inbox. Manually tagging these spam emails moves the offending email to a separate folder and provides Yahoo with information to use to fine-tune its filtering system for future emails. Here are the steps to follow, with the email open:
Open Yahoo Mail and click on spam to open it;
Go to the row of action icons at the bottom of the email and click More;
Click on This is spam in the menu that opens;
The email moves to the Spam folder;
If you change your mind, go to the spam folder, open the email, click on More at the bottom of the email and select no spam.
In case you still receive the email that you had already spammed or marked manually, open the email and click Spam in the row of action icons above the email field. In the menu that will open, select Report spam and Yahoo will be informed of the move of the email in the spam folder. This is all that is needed.
How to avoid spam
No matter how hard Yahoo tries, spam always sneaks in, but to reduce the amount of spam received, certain steps can be taken, including the following:
• Do not respond to unknown senders;
• Do not give your personal email freely;
• Do not respond to spam emails requesting removal. This easily tells the sender that a real person opened the email;
• Use an email alias when shopping online to easily identify spam from your point of sale when it arrives.
This article has taught you that you can use the powerful spam filter in Yahoo Mail. To do this better, we have shown you the steps you will need to follow to send an email to the spam folder in Yahoo Mail. It's not over, we've shown you what to do to prevent spam.