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Email spam, and getting sick and tired of it

Updated on May 16, 2012

Email spam, and getting sick and tired of it

I’ve had my email account since the year dot, well about 1997 and over the years I’ve never really had any kind of problem with it. My Yahoo account as always been good and love that I can gain access to my account from anywhere in the world.

Over the last year or so and more recently I’ve been starting to get so many spam emails, no sooner as I would delete one, I would get another one to replace it. Some days I would give up trying to remove them and then other days I would try to remove all I can.

After some searching on the internet to see what I could do about it, some were saying use another account to sort out out spam emails. But I don’t want another account to sort out the spam emails I was getting. Yahoo does have a spam button/folder but I didn’t think it worked. I put several emails into it in the past and nothing happened. I still kept getting the same spam emails over, and over again, Grrrrrr.

Decided to take action against spam

Well the other day I finally had enough, enough is enough of spam and decided to take action and see if I could once and for all do something about it. I decided since my Yahoo account as a spam folder surely somehow it must work. After a little time of seeing what I could do I came across the right answer.

If you have a yahoo email and you are fed up with spam here what you need to do, I sure other email providers have something similar, just need to have a look around.

What to do in Yahoo email to remove spam emails

Options, top left, click mail options, this will take you to a new page


Mail Options

Go down to spam protection, click the box "automatically move to spam folder". Once you have removed one spam email to the spam folder yourself, it will automatically remove the same email to the folder over, and over again. This leaves you to read and enjoy the emails and not seeing spam all the time in your in box

Spam protection

Hope this helps, take care and have fun


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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank Lance, but I can't seem to read what you are trying to say with shortened txt

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      Lance 5 years ago

      I had changed my email password bcz of lady bt two weeks gone didnt get mails yet or if am trying i dnt knw what to do nw?

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you That grrl, I've been with Yahoo for so long, but it's only been this last year that I noticed that I was getting so much email spam. I do have other email addresses like Gmail, but don't use them that often.

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      Laura Brown 5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I stopped using Yahoo webmail years ago because of the spam. They get paid to send spam to their account holders. I use Gmail and get very little to no spam at all. What spam I do get is my own fault for giving out my email address to some site or other when I knew there was a good chance I'd be spammed.

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Your welcome Audrey, it makes you wonder where it all comes from. I know that companies sell you email address, which is wrong in my view :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      What a great idea Kevin! I am also a victim of too much spam! Sharing!