Yahoo Mail Account Setting Page To Change Password

How To Change Your Yahoo Mail Password

Changing your password each month is a great practice.

Changing you Yahoo Mail password can protect you from data breaches. It’s a good idea to change your Yahoo Mail password in every few months. This keeps you ahead of the curve and put your personal information, emails at minimal risk. So, here are the steps you can follow to change your Yahoo mail password.

Steps to Change Your Yahoo Mail Password

  1. Login to your Yahoo Mail account as you would typically do.
    Ymail Login
  2. Click on your username at the top right corner of your homepage. A drop-down menu will appear containing your name, email address and Account info. Click Account info.
    Yahoo Mail Account Info
  3. This will redirect you to setting page of Yahoo Mail. You will see Personal Info, Account Security, Recent Activity, Preferences, and help on your left sidebar and a dashboard in the middle of your screen.
  4. Click on Account Security; you might need to verify by re-login to your Yahoo Mail account.
    Yahoo Mail Account Setting Page
  5. Now Account Security page will open in your dashboard containing a link called Change Password on How you sign in the menu. Click on Change Password.
  6. A new page will open on your screen through which you can change your password.
    Now set a new password for your Yahoo Mail.
    How To Change Yahoo Mail Password
    To make your password strong use different characters, upper case, lower case, numbers, and symbols. For Example “[email protected]()rD!” is a great password option. Be creative and create your own password which no one would ever guess.
    You will be required to enter the same password twice to conforming new password.
  7. Click Continue to change the password. Now you will be redirected to a new page to add recovery email and phone number.

    If you forgot your password and got locked out, you can recover your yahoo mail password using your recovery email or your phone number.
    If you haven’t set up your recovery account add Yahoo Mail recovery account.
  8. Now click on Looks good, and you will be redirected to your Account Security.
    If you have any other device that has your Yahoo Mail Account logged in, you will need to re-login with your new Yahoo Mail password.

That’s it; you have successfully changed your Yahoo Mail Password. Make sure that you save your password in any password manager software, or use whatever other methods to remember your password. Since it can sometimes be difficult to regain access to your Yahoo Mail account if you forgot your new password.

How to change yahoo password on Android?

You can also change the yahoo password from your mobile phone too. If you have installed Yahoo Mail App on your phone, then you can change your Yahoo Password from your mobile with few taps. Here is the step to change/update your Yahoo Mail password on your Android Device using Yahoo Mail App.

  1.  First, open the Yahoo Mail Application installed on your device. If you don’t have Yahoo Mail installed, then you can install it from the Google Play store.
  2. Tap on the Yahoo icon located on the top right of the screen. It will expand the navigation menu.
  3. Tap on the Manage accounts option from the navigation menu. Manage Accounts section will open.
  4. Tap on Account Info option from Manage Accounts section. Account Info section will open.
  5. From the Account Info section, tap on the Security Setting option. The application will ask you to enter your device PIN/pattern/fingerprint to continue. Enter the valid data. You will be redirected to the Account Security Section.
  6. Tap on Change Password option from the Account Security Section.
    You will not see the Change password option if your account has a Yahoo Account key setup. You need to disable the Yahoo Account key first to change the password.
  7. After you clicked Change password, Yahoo App may show you a Pop up saying “Use Yahoo Account Key,” ignore it and tap on “I would rather change my password” text on the bottom of the screen. It will redirect you to Set a new password section.
  8. Enter your desired password on New password and Confirm new password input field and click Continue. Note: If you want to make your new password strong, then check our section “How to Create a strong password?
  9. Congratulation, you have successfully changed the Yahoo Mail password using your Android Phone.

How to Change Yahoo Password on iPhone?

Yahoo has launched Yahoo Mail Application both for Android and iPhone. For the ease of use when users switch from Android to iPhone or vice versa, Yahoo has made the Appearance of application on both Android and iPhone very similar. Due to which the steps we follow are also always almost the same. Hence, steps to change yahoo password on the iPhone are the same as for Android. To change yahoo password on iPhone, follow the steps from the section “How to change yahoo password on Android?” of the article.

How to Create a strong password?

Do you want to make your account more secure? Then the first thing you need to do is set a strong password. Accounts with weak passwords are vulnerable to an attack like a Dictionary attack. Here are some tips for choosing a strong password for your email account.

  • Use unique words that are not common – A lot of people use a very simple and common word like “password.” Please don’t use such words that can be easily guessed.
  • Password length: Usually, having more than ten letters on a password is considered safe. It’s simple math; longer the password safer the password is.
  • Don’t use your info as password – You must avoid using your personal information like your name, DOB(Date Of Birth), phone number, etc. as a password. Anyone close to you can easily guess that.
  • Don’t use the same password for every Account – If you use the same password for every account, then the chances of your account getting hacked multiplies by the number of the account you have. When one account gets compromised, there is a chance another account will be compromised too.
  • Use special characters and numbers – It’s best practice to insert some special characters ([email protected]#$%^*) or some digits(1234567890) to your password.
  • Avoid sequence of characters on your password – Sequence character means characters that are on a specific pattern. e.g., 12345, QWERTY, etc. Don’t use such a pattern on your password.

How to reset my yahoo password without an alternate email or phone number?

If you don’t know your current password, then you can reset your Yahoo password using an alternate email. If you haven’t set your alternate email or don’t have access to an alternate email, then you can reset your Yahoo password using your phone number. If, by chance, you don’t have access to your phone number or haven’t set your phone number, then you can recover your account using Secret Security Questions. If you don’t remember Secret Security Questions answer, then there is only one option left. You have to contact Yahoo Customer Support. For more detail on this topic, check our article “How to Recover Yahoo Password.

Configure SMTP Setting For Yahoo Mail

If you are an expert on configuring SMTP Setting and is just looking for Yahoo SMTP Setting, then here it is.


  • Yahoo Server Address:
  • Username: Your Yahoo Full email address, including too. (e.g., [email protected])
  • Password: Your Yahoo Password
  • Yahoo Port Number: 465 (SSL), 587 (TLS)
  • TLS/SSL Authentication required: Yes

If this Yahoo Server Address is not working, then you can try another Yahoo SMTP Server Address i.e.,

Note: Thought yahoo hasn’t exactly allocated Email Sending Limits via SMTP. The tentative estimate is around 500-600 Emails a day.

If you are using the mail clients like Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or Apple Mail and want to send yahoo Mails thought mail clients, then you are at the correct place. Yahoo Mail supports mail client integration through which you can send, receive, and manage your yahoo Mails. SMTP settings are used by email clients to send emails through Yahoo Mail. Before learning to configure the SMTP setting for yahoo, let’s learn the basics.

Overview of how SMTP works

Overview of how SMTP works

What is an Email Client?

Email clients are a computer program or web-based program which is used to read, send, and manage user’s email. Some email client can manage several email account. Hence, email clients are really handy if you have a lot of email addresses. Email Client Communicate with Email servers to manage the Emails.

Some popular email clients are Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, iOS Mail, etc. Gmail, are some popular web-based email clients.

What is SMTP?

All the online tasks like website loading data sending etc. follow a set of rules to perform the task such a set of rules are called protocols. Email Server uses SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) as it’s guiding protocol to send emails. As the name suggests, SMTP is a protocol to send mail between networks. All email systems that send mails over the Internet use SMTP to send messages over the networks.

Don’t Confuse it with POP/IMAP.

Thought SMTP(Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) and POP()/IMAP are protocols for Emails, they are completely different from one other. SMTP is rules to send Emails while POP/IMAP is a set of rules to access the email from the email server to the client. Both work hand to hand to complete the whole cycle of Email sending and receiving across the internet.

Configure SMTP Settings for Yahoo Mail

SMTP Server Settings for Yahoo Mail mainly consists of 4 parts: server address, username, password, SMTP port

Server Address:

Server Address is the IP address of the Yahoo SMTP server


Your yahoo email user name of which you want to set up the SMTP.


Your yahoo email password of which you want to set up the SMPT

SMTP port:

A port is a communication endpoint that identifies the type of network service. For SMTP the port is either 475 or 587

Here’s the information you’ll need to enter into the email client to send Yahoo Mail: 


Yahoo-Mail SMTP server
Yahoo-Mail usernameFull yahoo mail address
Yahoo-Mail passwordYahoo mail password
Yahoo-Mail SMTP port465 or 587
Yahoo-Mail TLS/SSL requiredYes

After you set up the Yahoo Mail SMTP setting in your email client, you can send mail from your yahoo mail using the email client.

These settings work with almost all desktop, mobile, and web email programs and services. If the above setting doesn’t work, then you can try with the SMTP setting mentioned below:

Yahoo-Mail SMTP server
Yahoo-Mail usernameFull yahoo mail address
Yahoo-Mail passwordYahoo mail password
Yahoo-Mail SMTP port465 or 587
Yahoo-Mail TLS/SSL requiredYes

Yahoo SMTP Configuration Example for Apple Mail

Apple Mail is the default mailing client for Mac. The setup process of an SMTP server on Apple Mail is very easy:

  1. Click on the “Preferences” option from the “Mail” menu.
  2. Open the “Accounts” tab and then click on “Server settings” options.
  3. You have to configure the server setting as per the requirement. For Yahoo SMTP, enter in the “Outgoing mail server” voice yahoo server address, i.e. “”
  4. Port“: default is 25, but set it to 465 or 587.
  5. Choose you to “authenticate your mailing“, and enter the yahoo credentials.
  6. Congratulation, you’re ready to send emails with Apple Mail!

If you have got any confusion about the configuration of SMTP on Apple Mail, you can contact Apple Support.

Note: Only a paid professional, outgoing mail server reliable sending of mass emails: Normal SMTP servers like Gmail’s or Yahoo’s aren’t very reliable for email marketing.

Yahoo Mail Sending Limits

There is a sending limit on how many emails you can send at a time when you set up yahoo mail from other mail clients. However, Yahoo Mail hasn’t disclosed the exact number of messages you can send at a time to prevent the spamming of their emails. But if you reached the email service’s sending limit, you will receive the email from yahoo. After waiting for a specified amount of time, you can again send emails via email to clients. 

How to Receive Yahoo Email from Email Clients

To download mail from Yahoo Mail to your email program, you need to set up the Yahoo Mail IMAP or POP3 server settings to your email program. POP and IMAP, both connect an email client to the mail server so you can read your emails through an email client.

  • IMAP: Internet Message Access Protocol. If the email client uses IMAP, then the message doesn’t stay on the local device but only on the server.
    IMAP Setting for Yahoo Mail

    • Your Yahoo! Mail IMAP server:
    • Yahoo IMAP Port: 993
    • Yahoo IMAP TLS/SSL: yes
    • Your Yahoo Username: Your full Yahoo Mail address
    • Your Yahoo Password: Your Yahoo Mail password or your app password
  • POP3: Post Office Protocol. If the email client uses the POP3 protocol, then keep the copy of emails on the local device too.
    POP3 Setting for Yahoo Mail

    • Yahoo Mail POP3 server:
    • POP3 port: 995
    • POP3 TLS/SSL: yes
    • POP3 Username: Your full Yahoo Mail address
    • POP3 Password: Your Yahoo Mail password or your app password

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

How to setup yahoo mail in outlook 2016?

Setting up an SMTP Server is not enough for Outlook mail. Most users set up yahoo mail in Outlook using IMAP. Latest Outlook, like Outlook 2019 or 2016, doesn’t even ask for Settings. It’s all automatic. Here is the step for how to setup yahoo mail in outlook 2016:

  1. Open the Outlook 2016.
  2. Select the File tab from the top navigation bar.
  3. Select Info from the side panel. Account Information panel will open.
  4. Select Add Account from Account Information panel.
  5. Enter your Yahoo Mail address on the modal and then click the Connect button.
  6. Now enter your Yahoo Mail account password or app password and click Connect Button.
    Note: You must use the app password if your account has two-step verification on or you use the account key.
  7. Done, Yahoo Mail is set up on Outlook 2016.
    Note: The step is the same for Outlook 2019 too.

My Yahoo SMTP Server not Working, why?

Usually, the SMTP Server issue doesn’t come from Yahoo Server fault as Yahoo Server has more than 99% Uptime. The process to troubleshoot the Yahoo SMTP Server issue are:

  • Step First: Verify first if Yahoo Server itself is not working. To verify if the Server is working or not is very simple. Just sign in to Yahoo Mail via your account credentials. Send an email to any person or your alternative email and check if you received the email within the five-minute time frame or not. If you didn’t receive the email, then there is a problem with Yahoo Server. Note: Problem in Yahoo SMTP Server is very rare, and even if the problem occurs, it will get fixed very fast. 
  • Step Second: Make 100% sure that you’re using the correct SMTP Yahoo Settings. This is the most common and silly mistake users make. The user, by mistake, enters the wrong SMTP setting on their mailing app. Check out our correct SMTP Yahoo Setting from above and validate it with your settings.
  • Step Third: Are you using Yahoo two-factor Authentication (2FA) or using Yahoo account key? If yes, then you have to make sure that you have created and are using the app password instead.
  • Step Fourth: If you have an extra email address on your Ymail, then you must make sure that the email is verified. The unverified email can cause errors, such as a 553 error code when sending from a third-party email app.
  • Step Fifth: Check if other third party software is using the SMTP default port and blocking it for Yahoo Mail. Software like firewalls, antivirus, programming software, etc. generally uses the port like 465, 587, which is also the port used by the Yahoo SMTP server. Make sure that other applications do not block the port.
  • Step Sixth: If you have tried all the above methods and still got an issue, then it must be the email app manufacturer issue. In that case, you should contact the email application customer support. Or you can use another email server Application instead like Outlook Mail.

How do I find my SMTP server for yahoo Mail?

An SMTP server is always the same for Yahoo Mail regardless of your Yahoo Email Address. Yahoo User A and User B will use the same SMTP server setting. There are no such things as your SMTP server setting. It’s more Yahoo SMTP Server setting, which is mentioned above on the article.

How to Add or Remove Recovery Email Account on Yahoo Mail

To secure our Ymail account, we need to change our mail password quite often. I change my Yahoo Mail password once in two months. And sometimes we forget our password. If you have access to the phone number associated with the Ymail account there is no problem; you can reset Yahoo Mail password using a phone number. And if don’t have access to the phone number, then you are in trouble. So, to get away with this trouble, we can add a recovery email account to the Ymail account. You can use your recovery email to reset the Yahoo Mail password. Here in this article, I am going to guide you on how to add or remove recovery email account on Yahoo Mail.

Without any due let’s move on to the steps to add a recovery account to the ymail account and remove the ymail account.

How to Add or Remove Recovery Email Account on Yahoo Mail

Add Recovery Account to Ymail Account

  1. Go to and Sign in to your account.
  2. On the top right corner of your screen, you will see your name. Click it.
  3. A drop-down menu will appear containing your email addresses, name and Account Info. Click on Account info.
  4. Your setting page will open on your window containing Personal info, Account Security, Preferences
    To change your personal detail click on the Personal Info tab and click edit on your toolbar. After editing click Done.
    To check your recent activities click on the Recent Activity tab, this will render all your activities from different devices you signed in.
  5. To Add the recovery email address, go to the Account Security tab on your left sidebar. You will see new information rendered to your dashboard. You can change your password from this page.
    add recovery email address to ymail
  6. Now, click on Add recovery email address on your dashboard. The following information will render on your screen to add a recovery email address.
  7. Now type the email address you want to use for verification if you forgot your Yahoo Mail email address.
  8. Click on Send verification email to add your recovery email address. Note that the email address you just entered is not yet verified.

    Yahoo Mail will send a verification code to your recovery account which you need to confirm that you have access to that account.
  9. Login to your recovery account, you will see a verification message in your inbox sent by Yahoo Mail.
  10. Read the message and click, click here to verify your account.

  1. Now go to your Ymail account Security page and refresh the page.
  2. Now click on Email Addresses you will see your account has been verified.

    You can add multiple recovery addresses to your Ymail account so that if you ever forget your password and don’t have access to your phone number linked to this account, you can recover your email address with the help of these recovery email addresses.

Sometimes you can do mistakes adding a recovery email address, you missed some characters from that email address or entered a wrong email address. It’s also possible that you don’t have access to the recovery account you added previously, or you just got divorced, and you need to remove your partners’ account from the account recovery list. If your email address is verified from the wrong email address you entered, your account might get hacked and even lose your email address. So you need to remove the recovery email account. Here is a guide to delete an account from your account recovery list.

Remove Recovery Account from Ymail Account

  1. Login to your Ymail account and go to Account information clicking on your name on the top right corner of your homepage.
  2. Click on the Account Security tab from the left sidebar.
  3. Click on the Email addresses tab from your dashboard that you used to add a recovery email address.
  4. A Dialogue box containing information about email addresses you added to your recovery list will appear.
    remove recovery account from ymail account
  5. There is a Bin Icon beside each address, click on the bin icon to delete that particular email address from your recovery list.
  6. Done, your Yahoo Mail recovery account is removed from your list.

How to Add or Remove Recovery Phone Number on Yahoo Mail

Add Recovery Phone Number to Yahoo mail Account

  1. Sign in to with your correct credentials.
  2. Click on the Profile icon from the top-right menu item.
  3. The profile drop-down menu gets triggered. Select Account Info option. Yahoo redirects you to an Account info page with the Personal Info section preselected.
  4. Select Account Security tab from the left sidebar. Account Security windows get opened.
    [Note: Yahoo may ask you to again validate your credentials by asking you to enter your email and password. Please enter your correct credential to proceed further, if yahoo asks for credentials.]
  5. Click on Add recovery phone number option from Account Security Page. The new window will appear.
    Add Recovery Phone
  6. Enter your Recovery Phone Number and click Add button.
  7. After you click Add, Yahoo Server will send five-digit verification code to that number. 
  8. Enter that five-digit verification code. If the code matches, Yahoo will automatically verify your phone number, and Yahoo will set the Recovery Phone number to the number you choose. If the code is incorrect yahoo won’t verify that phone number, and you cannot add that number as the Recovery Phone number. If such a case occurs, you can Resend Code option to get the code again.

If you lost your number or decided to switch to a new mobile number, then you can always delete the old number from the Recovery Phone Number list from yahoo. It’s very easy and is very similar to Adding Recovery Phone number. If you want to remove the Recovery Phone Number from Yahoo, the steps are mentioned below.

Remove Recovery Phone Number from Yahoo mail Account

    1. Login to your Ymail account with correct credentials and click on the profile icon from the top-left location of your page.
    2. From the Profile menu, click Account info option. It will lead you to the Account info page.
    3. Click on the Account Security tab from the left sidebar. Yahoo may ask you to reenter your yahoo credentials.
    4. Click on the Phone numbers section from your dashboard.
    5. A Dialogue box will appear. It contains the information of all the recovery email address and recovery containing information about email addresses and phone numbers you added to your recovery list.
    6. From the list, click on the Pencil Icon on the left of the phone number you want to delete. Edit recovery phone number dialog box will appear.
      Removed Recovery Phone
    7. From the dialog, box click Remove from my account option.
    8. Popup alert will appear, saying, “Remove this mobile number.” Click on Remove mobile number button.
    9. Your recovery phone number is removed from your recovery list.

This is how you can add or remove recovery email account or recovery phone number on Yahoo Mail. If you don’t want the hassle of remembering the password then you can use Yahoo Account Key to log in to your Yahoo Account. This way you can log in to your Yahoo with just a click on your mobile device. Here is the full article on how to setup Yahoo Account Key.

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

How to change phone number in yahoo mail verification?

We often get this question a lot. If you are looking to change the Recovery phone number, then follow two steps:

  1. Step 1: Follow the steps mentioned on heading “Remove Recovery Phone Number from Yahoo mail Account.” This will let you remove your older phone number that you no longer use.
  2. Step 2: Follow the steps mentioned on heading “Add Recovery Phone Number to Yahoo mail Account.” This will let you add the new phone number that you want to set as the Recovery Phone number.
    Note: If you want both numbers to existing, then just follow this step number two.

But if you are looking forward to changing the number used on your Two-Factor verification in Yahoo Mail, then the article “How to Enable Two-Factor Verification in Yahoo Mail” can help you.

Can I make yahoo mail password recovery without phone number and email?

Yes, you can. The chronological order for password recovery based on easiness is

  1. Recovery using Email Address
  2. Recovery using Phone Number
  3. Recovery using Secret Security Question
  4. Contact yahoo customer care

Since you don’t have access to Recovery Email and Phone Number. There are two alternatives left: Recovery using Secret Security Question or Contact yahoo customer care.

If you remember the answer to your Secret Security Question, then choosing that option is also very easy. 

  1. Just go to the yahoo login page. 
  2. Enter your username and click next. 
  3. Click on Forgot Password link, Recover your account modal will appear. 
  4. From the modal, click, I need further help.
  5. Answer the security questions, and you can reset the password.

But if you haven’t set up your security questions or forgot answers, then you don’t have another choice than contacting Yahoo Customer Care. The chance of getting your Yahoo mail password recovered from Yahoo Customer Care is very minimum.

For further detail, check this article on How to Recover Yahoo Password Without Phone Number and Alternate Email.”

yahoo mail as virus scanner

How to Use Yahoo Mail as Virus Scanner

Yahoo Mail has an inbuilt feature that automatically scans the files you send as attachments for potential malware and viruses. We will use this feature of Yahoo Mail as a Virus Scanner for scanning our files. You can upload the desired file you need to scan for viruses on Yahoo Mail. 

Steps to use Yahoo Mail as Antivirus

Precondition: You should have a Yahoo Mail account. If you don’t have one, follow the instruction on this link to create a new Yahoo Mail

  1.  Go to and login with the correct yahoo username and password.
  2. Click on Compose Button from the Left Navigation Menu bar. Compose Email section will open.
  3. From the Compose Section, select a paperclip icon located next to the send button on the bottom toolbar. A file select modal window will appear.
  4. Select the file you want to scan and click Open
  5. Now, the yahoo mail server will scan the file for the potential virus before uploading it to the server. If Yahoo Mail finds the viruses, it will inform the user. If Yahoo Mail cannot find the virus, the file gets uploaded without any problem.
    Upload Attachment To Yahoo Mail
  6. Once the scanning is complete, remove the file from yahoo. To remove the file is very simple, 
    1. Hover over the uploaded file. Three dot icon will appear(…).
    2.  Click on ellipses(…) and click on Remove option.
  7. Instead of removing the file, you can also delete the email itself. Since the user hasn’t sent the email, it will be on the Draft stage. To remove Draft email is very simple
    1. Click on a Draft option from the left navigation menu.
    2. Check the checkbox of the email which you want to delete from the Draft Email list. 
    3. Click on the Delete button from the top menu.
    4. Alert message will appear saying, “Are you sure you want to permanently delete conversation.” click OK button.
    5. The Draft Email gets deleted.

Steps to use Yahoo Mail as Antivirus for Basic Mail

If you are using the Yahoo Basic Mail, then the steps are slightly different than for Newest Yahoo Mail.

  1.  Go to and login with your yahoo credential.
  2. Click on Compose Button from the Left Navigation Menu bar. 
  3. From the Compose Section, Click on Attach Files Button located next to the Subject text.
  4. You can attach/scan five files at once on Yahoo Basic Mail. Click on the Choose File button. File Selector modal will appear.
  5. Select the file you want to scan and click Open. Your file name will be displayed next to the Choose file. You can attach more files too.
  6. Click on Attach FIles. Now yahoo mail server scans the file for the virus. If Yahoo Mail Server finds the virus, then the file won’t be attached, and the user will get notified. If the file doesn’t contain a virus, then the file will be uploaded successfully.
    Upload Attachment To Yahoo Mail: Basic Yahoo Mail
  7. Once the scanning is complete, remove the file by clicking Remove option below the attachment.
  8. Removing Draft email in Yahoo Basic Mail is very simple
    1. Click on a Draft option from the left navigation menu.
    2. Check the checkbox of the email which you want to delete from the Draft Email list. 
    3. Click on the Delete button from the top menu.
    4. Alert message will appear saying, “Are you sure you want to permanently delete the selected messages?”, click OK button.

Steps to use Yahoo Mail as Antivirus for Mobile Yahoo Mail App

If you are using the Mobile Phone, then you can use the Yahoo Mail App as an Antivirus. The process mentioned below will be for Android Yahoo Mail App, but the step is very similar for the iPhone Yahoo Mail App too.

  1.  Open Yahoo Mail App from the list of menu. If you don’t have Yahoo Mail App, you can download it from Google Play Store.
    Open google play store.
    On the Search bar on top navigation type Yahoo Mail, the search result list will appear with a list of the relevant application
    Tap on an application called Yahoo Mail – Organized Email.
    Tap on the Install button and install the Yahoo Mail App.
    Google Play Store Yahoo Mail
  2. If you first time visited the App, you have to log in to App via correct login credentials. The application will redirect the user to Inbox Page. If you already logged in, then the application will redirect you to the Inbox page of the App.
  3. From the top right bar, tap on the pencil icon. The user gets redirected to New Message Page.
  4. Tab on + icon from the bottom, a small Attachment menu will expand.
  5. From the Attachment, menu tap on image icon if you want to scan your image for the potential virus. Tap on file icon if you want to scan your file for the potential virus. 
  6. Select the file/image you want to scan and tap on the Attach button on the top right.
    Yahoo Mobile Compose
  7. Note: If the user is uploading Attachment for the first time, then the user has to grant permission to the application. Permission is required so that the application can access the storage.
  8. Yahoo mail server scans the file for the virus. If Yahoo Mail Server finds the virus, then the file won’t be attached, and the user will get notified. Yahoo will upload a file if no potential virus found, or else It won’t upload the file. Instead, the warning message gets displayed.
  9. Once the scanning is complete, remove the file.
  10. Click on the three-dot icon on the left of the Attachment. The attachment option menu will appear.
  11. Select the option Remove to remove the attached file.

Limitation of using Yahoo Mail as a virus scanner

Although this article is using Yahoo Mail can as a virus scanner, there is some limitation to using Yahoo Mail as a virus scanner. 

  1. Yahoo Mail has size limits on attachment. You cannot upload a file larger than 25 MB. That means you cannot scan a file that is larger than 25 MB. If you want to upload a large file, then follow the instruction mentioned in THIS ARTICLE.
  2. Yahoo Mail virus scanning system is not as effective as the paid antivirus like Norton AntiVirus, McAfee Antivirus, etc. They are the juggernaut of a Virus Scanner, and Yahoo simply cannot compete with them.
    I personally use Norton AntiVirus. It’s easy, and the intuitive dashboard is really userfriendly to use. It supports multiple platform; i can use it on my Linux operating system as well as my Mac book pro. The most important aspect I like about Norton is its all-rounder antivirus. It provides Internet security as well as scans potential malware on our computer too. I recommend you to use Norton Antivirus as your primary Antivirus.
  3. You can only scan files but not folders. The workaround can be converting the folder to zip and scanning it as a single file.
print yahoo contacts using excel

How to Export and Print Yahoo Contacts?

Do you have a lot of contacts in your Yahoo Mail? If you have many contacts in your Yahoo address book, then this article will be helpful for you because today, I will guide you on how to print yahoo contacts.

As there isn’t any printing option from the page itself, the “Export CSV” feature in Yahoo Contacts enables you to print the address book. Especially for those users who have many contacts and whose address book doesn’t only contain contacts but also email address and other relevant contact information, targeting those users, Yahoo features the “Export CSV.”

How to Print My Yahoo Contacts?

As there isn’t an option to print Yahoo Contacts directly from the Yahoo Mail, we are printing it with the help of an Excel file. So, I have divided the steps into two parts one downloading the Yahoo Contacts CSV file. Or, in simple words exporting the Yahoo Contacts. And the next step to adjusting the Yahoo contacts and downloading via the Excel file.

Steps to Export Yahoo Contacts

To print your address book and contacts, first, you should have access to your account and download your contacts; “Export CSV.”

export yahoo contacts

  1. Log in to your Yahoo Mail account (Username and password)
  2. After you get access to your Yahoo Mail account, On the homepage you will see Mail icon, click on the Mail icon.
  3. After that, on the right side of your screen, click on the Contacts icon beside of calendar and notepad.
  4. Now under Contacts, click on the All, which is the middle of the Top and Lists.
  5. Now, after you click on the All, you will see a list of all contacts you have in your Yahoo Mail.
  6. Click on the three horizontal dots; now you will see two options in the drop-down menu.
  7. Now, hover your mouse over Export (CSV), and click it.
  8. After you click on the Export (CSV) wait a minute, it will download all your contacts in an Excel file.
  9. Now close your browser and Go to Download folder in your device.
  10. Now under the Download folder, you will see Contacts in the “.csv” file format. Open the file in an Excel file to view contact, or you can also print an Excel file.

To Print Yahoo Contacts via Excel

After you download all your contacts from your Yahoo Mail account, if you want to print contacts, then you can print your all contacts via Excel. However, if you come across any problem while printing your contacts via Excel, here is the step to print Yahoo contacts via Excel.

print yahoo contacts via excel

  1. Browse the location on your computer where you have downloaded your contacts.
  2. Now, open the file in Excel. To do so, right-click the file, then click on open with option. Now, select Excel from the list of options.
  3. Once you open the file, you will have to make some changes to your file before printing your Yahoo Contacts, for example, deleting unused labels.
    Here in this article, I only need the Name, Email Address 1, and the primary phone number of each and every person. So, I am deleting the rest of the labels.
  4. Now, make sure your printer is on and press the Keyboard shortcut key “Ctrl+P” on your excel file. This will open the print settings page, which will display how your page will look when it gets printed.
  5. This is the time you adjust your excel cells. Sometimes, when the cells are too big, the content gets out of the printing page, making the printer unable to print the information that is past the printing line.
  6. Now, once you are done editing and adjusting the printing settings, press the print button.

There you go, you have successfully downloaded the Yahoo Contacts CSV file and printed these contacts to a hardcopy.


If you have printed your Yahoo contacts, then you will have all your contacts in your hand. If you need to make a new Yahoo Mail account or if your account is hacked or permanently blocked, then you can add your contacts looking at the contacts, you have printed. And, if you have any questions regarding this article, then you can leave us a comment in our comment box below. Was This Article Helpful? 😊

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

How do I export Yahoo Contacts to excel?

Microsoft Excel supports CSV format too. By default, Yahoo Contacts is in CSV format. Hence you need to download the Yahoo Contacts to export to excel. The detailed step to download Yahoo Contacts is mentioned above on Sub Heading Steps to Export Yahoo Contacts.

How do I export Yahoo Contacts to my Outlook?

First thing first, you need to download yahoo Contacts. The steps are mentioned above in this article. After you download the Contacts CSV file. Follow these steps to export Yahoo Contacts to Outlook:

  1. Choose File option from the top menu bar. File Menu will appear.
  2. From File Menu, choose Open & Export > Import/Export. Import/Export wizard gets started.
    Outlook Import/Export
  3. From the Import/Export wizard, Choose option Import from another program or file, and then click Next.
  4. Choose Comma Separated Values [because our Yahoo Contacts is in CSV format], and then choose Next.
    Import/Export Wizard Outlook
  5. In the Import a File box, import your Yahoo Contacts CSV with the help of the browse button.
  6. Microsoft has provided Options to handle duplicates. There are three options which you can see on Import a File Box
    Replace duplicates with items imported:   Replace your contact to the contact present in Outlook, if a contact is already in Outlook and your contacts file.|
    Allow duplicates to be created [Default Option]: Keeps both the contact: In your Yahoo Contact list as well as in Outlook. There is an option to combine info for those people later to eliminate duplicate contacts.
    Do not import duplicate items: If a contact is present in Outlook and as well as your Yahoo contacts file, the contact of Outlook is kept, and the contact of the Yahoo contact file is discarded.
  7. Select the option as per your need and click Next.
    Import File Outlook
  8. In the Select a destination folder box, select the appropriate destination folder and click Next.
  9. Finally, click Finish. Boom! You successfully imported all Your Yahoo Contact list to Outlook.

[Note: The steps are for Outlook 2016, but the steps are very similar for other Versions of Outlook too.]

How do I export Yahoo Contacts to my Gmail?

Assuming that you have downloaded the Yahoo Contact CSV with the help of our article, here are the steps to export Yahoo Contact to Gmail Account.

  1. On your computer browser, navigate to Google Contacts.
  2. If you aren’t logged in, you will be redirected to google login. Login with correct credentials and proceed further.
  3. Select Import Option from the left navigation menu. Import contacts modal will pop up.
  4. Click Select File and Select the Yahoo Contact CSV file you exported from Yahoo Mail. Google support CSV and vCard format file.
    Gmail Import Contacts
  5. Click on Import.
  6. Congratulation, you have successfully Imported Yahoo Contacts to your Gmail Account.

How do I export my Yahoo Contacts to icloud?

Though CSV is a very popular format to store the Contact list, iCloud don’t support CSV format for Contacts. Instead, it prefers a VCF (vCard) format. Hence, importing CSV file contacts to iCloud is a bit complex.

Assuming you have already downloaded the Yahoo Contacts file (CSV file) from Yahoo, the next step is to convert the Yahoo CSV file to vCard format. There are lots of methods to convert CSV files to the VCF (v Card) file. Some of them are:

  1. Import the CSV contact file to Gmail or outlook and again export it back on VCF format.
  2. There are lots of tools online that convert CSV contact to v Card contact. Just google it. One paid tool is SysTools

I prefer method one as it is free.

After you get your CSV contact file on VCF format, you can export that file to iCloud. Here are the steps:

  • Navigate to iCloud using browser or via App. Login to iCloud with correct Apple username and Password
  • Once you are logged in, click on the Contacts icon from the grid menu.
  • From the iCloud Contacts, click the Action pop-up menu [setting icon] in the sidebar, then choose Import vCard option.
    iCloud Contacts
  • Now browser the VCF format of the Yahoo Contacts we converted and then click on the open button. iCloud will import all the contacts on VCF file to iCloud Contacts.
  • Now, you can access Yahoo Contact from iCloud too.
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How to Recover Yahoo Password Without Phone Number and Alternate Email

In this modern age, technology is everything. Every individual has a personal preference for communicating and searching for various information with search engines. One of well-known internet portal that incorporates a search engine is Yahoo. In addition, the directory of World Wide Web sites provides the best ways to search for any given topic.

Yahoo also has an email service known as Yahoo Mail. Yahoo launched Yahoo Mail in 1997 after it acquired Rocketmail. Ymail provides four kinds of email plans, three for personal use and another for businesses. However, it is hard to keep you with remembering passwords for a different account. Because of this reason, most people tend to forget their mail passwords. There is an easy way to recover or reset your Yahoo Mail password which we have already covered in our previous article. The article required you to reset or recover your password using either your verified phone number or an alternative email address. But, in today’s article, we are guiding you with How to Recover Yahoo Password Without Phone Number and Alternate Email if you have forgotten one or don’t have the phone number of alternative email addresses.

If you are facing similar problems, do not worry. Yahoo provides an easy way that can help you to recover the password for your yahoo mail.

Password Recovery Processes

Most of the email providers or any accounts have the feature to let their user operate the mail even when they forget their passwords or email id. The yahoo mail service also provides this opportunity. You may be able to use the password recovery process of Yahoo Mail by using three different methods. Update your recovery detail on Yahoo Mail.

Recovery using Email Address

The process of recovering Yahoo password using the alternate email address where Yahoo sends a password-resetting link to your alternate email. You have to click on the link, which sends you to the password reset page. You will have to enter a new password and save it. Then you are able to recover your password.

If you haven’t added an alternative email account, do add a recovery/alternative email address on your yahoo mail.

Recovery using Phone Number

If you do not have access to your alternate email address, you can also recover the Yahoo password using your phone number. For this, first, you have to enter some of the missing digits from your phone number. The Yahoo then sends you an OTP to the registered number. You must enter the OTP, which takes you to the password recovery page.

Recovery using Secret Security Questions

When you do not have the option of using your recovery email and the phone number for password recovery, you can use the option of answering the security questions. You will have to answer the questions asked correctly and can reset the password.

Sometimes, you may forget your password and you may not have access to the recovery email id. In this article, you will learn about recovering the Yahoo mail password when this happens. Your option when this happens is to opt for answering the security questions.

Recover Yahoo Password Without Phone Number and Alternate Email

You do not need to worry if you forgot the password for your Yahoo Mail Login. It does not matter even if you are not able to use the specified phone number and the alternate email.

Most of the people have this problem. Follow the following guidelines to recover the Yahoo Mail Password. The steps are quite simple.

  1. Open any web browser on your devices.
  2. Go to Yahoo Login Page: link
  3. Write the valid Yahoo mail address and click on the “next” button.
  4. Click on the “Forgot Password?” link on the bottom of the login form.
    You will see the different options for recovering your account. If you do not provide any of the verification methods, follow the following steps:
  5. Click on “I need further help” link or “I do not have access to this email” or “I do not have access to this phone”
  6. You will get the option to answer the security questions.
  7. Click on the option for security questions and provide the correct answer.
  8. If the answers are correct, you will be able to see the recovery success message on the screen.
  9. You can now reset the password by entering a new password and confirming the password.
  10. Click on “OK” or “Done”.

By following the above 10 steps you can easily recover your lost or forgotten password without a recovery email address or phone number. Once you have successfully followed the above steps, you will be able to log into your Yahoo with new password. Be sure you add in a verified phone number and an alternative email address for the safety of your account.

However, if you have not set up the security questions for your Yahoo account, you will not be able to process the above-mentioned steps. In addition, the mentioned steps would be worthless if you cannot answer the questions correctly.

If you are unable to access your Yahoo Account even by following the above steps, then it means that your Yahoo account does not have any recovery option. You have to address the Yahoo Security Question when you created the Yahoo Account initially.

How safe is Yahoo?

We are living in a world of technology and the internet. Here, the safety of your information is a valid concern for every individual. Sometimes, you can take all the precautions you need and even then, you can find your system to be vulnerable. In addition, over the past few years, Yahoo has faced several breaches and people mostly wonder if it is safe to use?

If you have similar fears and questions, you do not need to worry a lot. You can take a few extra precautions and your Yahoo account can be safe from breaches and hackers.

Here are some of the steps you can perform to create a secure environment setup for your Yahoo mail.

Set up a strong password

Nowadays, your passwords are what is keeping your information safe. Hence, to ensure maximum security, you need to set up a strong password. When you use a simple and predictable password, anyone can break into your Yahoo account and peek into all your valuable data. Even if you are always using a strong password, it is important for you to keep updating them.

Make use of account key

The account key is the best solution for you if you tend to forget your Yahoo Mail password. The account key is a key to your Yahoo Mail without a password. An account key would be your physical device, your phone through with you will let yourself or any other individual to log in with a click on your smartphone. So, set up an account key in Yahoo today and make your account secure.

Enable two-factor authentication

This article mentions about the three ways to recover your password. When you use two-factor authentication such as using alternate email and phone numbers, you will know if you have a breach in your Yahoo account.

The two-factor authentication system allows Yahoo users to enter a code sent to the registered phone number. Hence, if someone else tries to reset the password he/she cannot have access to the phone.

Enable the alternate recovery email

Having an alternate email address registered is a plus point for securing your Yahoo Account. You can add another email address so that only you can get a password-resetting link through your alternate email.

Previous articles have already discussed the specifics of using alternate email and phone number method. Please check them out.

Check your account activity regularly

Yahoo provides a very convenient log of your account. You can use this to determine whether your account has some weird activities going on.

Be aware of scam emails

If you are not aware of phishing emails, then you are living under a rock. If you do not know about it, in simple terms, it is fraud emails. Yes, they are still a thing at present. The scammers can send various links with catchy click-baits to your Yahoo account. However, you should never click on such emails and should report the email as a scam immediately.

You can find your Yahoo account at its best if you can follow these measures regularly. Because the truth is that, everything you put on the internet is never fully secure unless you are cautious. You need to take care of your Yahoo account and never be careless regarding where you are logging in.


How to reset the password for Yahoo Account?

  1. First, go to by using a web browser on your computer.
  2. Now sign in to your Yahoo mail account by using your log in details.
  3. Click on the gear icon at the upper-right corner, and then choose Account Info from the scroll down menu.
  4. Click on the Account security section on the left side.
  5. Now you need to enter your password to continue to the next page and then the Account security page will open when you enter the password.
  6. Click on the Change password link.
  7. After that, enter a new password for your Yahoo mail account and re-enter to confirm.
  8. Click on the Continue tab to complete the procedure.

How to change a phone number on the Yahoo account?

  1. First, go to by using a web browser on your computer.
  2. Sign in with the yahoo mail credentials
  3. Click on the gear icon at the upper-right corner, and then choose Account Info from the scroll down menu.
  4. Next, click on the Account security section on the left side.
  5. Click on the phone number field
  6. Click on “Add recovery phone number”
  7. Add your phone number
  8. You can either choose the option to “Send SMS” or “Call Me”.
  9. Depending upon your choice of option, you will see a code or a call.
  10. Enter the code to verify.

How to recovery Yahoo Account if it is suspended?

  1. Go to the Yahoo and Click on Sign-In helper.
  2. Enter your Yahoo email address, phone number, or backup email address, if you have one.
  3. If your account is permanently deleted, you will receive a notification stating it is deactivated and cannot be recovered.
  4. If your account is still available, you will be able to reset your password and access the account.

How to Reactivate Yahoo Account?

  1. Go to the Yahoo Mail Sign-In page.
  2. Input your username and password and select Sign in.
  3. Follow the account verification steps, which may include having a verification key sent to your phone number or a backup email address.
  4. Input the CAPTCHA verification.
  5. Select Re-activate.
  6. Once you see a success notice, select sign in.
  7. Input your username and password and then select sign in.

What are the tips to create a strong password?

  • Use unique words. Do not use obvious words like “password”.
  • Have 12 or more characters – Longer passwords are more secure.
  • Do not use personal information like your name, your Yahoo ID, birthday, etc.
  • Avoid sequences or repeated characters. Do not use adjacent characters on your keyboard (QWERTY).
  • Use a different password for each site

We hope that this article provides you with all the answers you are looking for regarding accessing your Yahoo Mail. This article mentions mostly what you can do to recover your Yahoo password without using your phone numbers and alternate email. If you want to learn things related to Yahoo, check out our other articles as well.

Add an Image in your Yahoo Mail Signature

How to Add an Image in your Yahoo Mail Signature

If you use Yahoo Mail as your primary webmail and want to increase the professional look to your emails, adding an image or logo in your yahoo mail signature is an option, this will create a professional look to your emails. So, keep on reading the article and find out how to add an image in your Yahoo Mail Signature and create a professional-looking email.

What is Email Signature?

An email signature is a text/sentence that the sender appends to the end of the email message you send out. Typically, the sender use signature to offer the recipient with your title, email address, company contact information, or Web site URL. Some individuals, though, will utilize a signature to sign off their email with a final announcement, humorous quote, or alternative message. Almost all popular Email Client provides the option to add the signature to all incoming emails or add the signature in particular outgoing emails.

The Importance of Email Signatures

Having an email signature is like giving a person a company card every single time you send an email. You would like it to look professional and reveal your organization’s personality. You wouldn’t just hand a prospective customer a scrap of blank paper with your contact information scrawled onto it, do you? No way! Email signatures can be a very valuable tool and very easy to implement.
Some Major Reasons Why Email Signatures Are Important:

  • Email Signatures are a symbol of Legitimacy and Professionalism. Using Email Signature with Organisation Name, Designation gives hints that email is professional and is legitimate.
  • By producing a cohesive email signature for each employee in your staff, you create brand recognition in each person to whom your employees send emails.
  • Email Signature is a Digital Business Card. Like was a business card, Email Signature is a way to connect with customers and communicate your openness to communication.
  • Adding a picture to your email signature, it shows the person receiving the email to make a private association and relationship with you.
  • A sender can add Important quick links to Email Signature. For instance, the Linking organization’s phone number, recipients can easily contact the sender if needed.

Steps to Add Image in your Yahoo Mail Signature

  1. Open your browser and sign in to your Yahoo Mail account.
  2. Now, click on the Mail icon to get into the Inbox page of your Yahoo Mail.
  3. Once you get into the inbox page, click on the gear icon on the upper right corner of your screen. The gear icon is on the navigation panel of the right sidebar.
  4. Click on the More Settings option from the Setting drop-down menu to go to the setting page.
  5. Now, from the settings page, click on the Writing email option from the left sidebar of the page. This will open a page where you can add edit or remove yahoo mail signature or change the text format of your email.
  6. Now, toggle on the on-off switch from the Signature to add a signature. Type in your signature.
  7. Now comes the tricky part, adding an image to your signature. You don’t see an option to add images to your signature, right. That’s because you cannot directly add an image in your Yahoo Mail signature.
  8. However, to add an image in your yahoo mail signature is pretty easy.
  9. To upload an image to your yahoo mail signature you need to have uploaded that image to an online hosting website from where you can access that image online.
  10. There are plenty of free image hosting sites on the web that you can use. Most probably, you will have google photos on your android phone. You can access an image from your google photos from the web to add it to your yahoo signature. Or you can use free hosting sites like Imgur, Flickr, Instagram, 500px, Dropbox, TinyPic, PostImage, ImageShack, and ImageVenu.
  11. Now, go to the site where you uploaded the image. Oh! And make sure to resize the image if it is very big. Open the image and right-click the image. Select Copy from the list to copy the image.
  12. Now, go to your yahoo signature page and place the mouse cursor in the signature box where you want your image to appear.
  13. Right-click your mouse button and click the paste option to place the image in the signature box.
  14. Now, finish up your Yahoo signature by adding more details if you like.
  15. Finally, get back to your inbox area and click the compose button to compose an email. The signature with your logo or your image will automatically be inserted into your email at the bottom.

Here you go, this is how you can add an image in your Yahoo Mail Signature. If you have any queries regarding any topic in the Yahoo webmail service, feel free to contact us. We will definitely help.

Steps to Use HTML In Your Yahoo Mail Signature

Further More You Can also integrate HTML Into Your Yahoo Mail Signature. You don’t need to have knowledge of HTML to integrate HTML into Your Yahoo Mail Signature; Yahoo provides an HTML toolbar from which you can style your text. The steps to Use HTML In Your Yahoo Mail Signature are:

  1. Open your browser and sign in to a Yahoo Mail account .
  2. When you get in the inbox page, click on the gear icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Click on the More Settings option in the drop-down menu to go to the setting page.
  4. Currently, you are on the settings page, click the Writing email option from the left sidebar of the page. This opens an option where you are can add edit or eliminate yahoo mail signature or modify the text format of your email.
  5. On the signature section, there is an HTML toolbar below by which the user can format the signature.
  6. Some of the options are:
    1. B icon stands for Bold. It bolds the selected text.
    2. I icon stands for Italic. It slants selected text evenly to the right.
    3. RGB icon is used to change the text color.
    4. Aa icon enables the user to change the font of the selected text.
    5. Furthermore, a feature like Alignment, Indentation, etc. can also be done from the HTML toolbar.


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How to Block an Email Address in Yahoo Mail Account

Sometimes what happens is, you subscribe to a blog that is continuously sending you a spam message. The disadvantage of these spam messages is that these messages push your important emails down into the list and will take you much time to find them. If you want to block an email address on Yahoo Mail, then you are in the right place. This article is all about blocking a sender on your Yahoo mail account and Yahoo Basic Mail.

Like most of the popular email providers, Yahoo mail has provided an option to block email addresses from your account. Blocking spammy email address, you will not have to see any other messages from those senders ever again. All the messages that a blocked contact sends you will be deleted automatically before you even see it.

You can easily block someone by just typing their email address on the Blocked Address list from your settings page.

Blocking an email address prevents email from blocked addresses to reach your account. This helps to make your inbox look more simple and cleaner. Most importantly, you will never have to miss an important email on your inbox. With the same technique, you can filter unwanted newsletters in Yahoo Mail too. However, it’s better to unsubscribe newsletter in Yahoo Mail than blocking them.

Keep reading the article to learn how to block an email address in your ymail account.

Steps for Blocking a Person By Email Address in Yahoo Mail

Here is the basic way to block an email address on Yahoo Mail.

  1. First, log in to your yahoo mail account:
    Ymail Login | Yahoo Mail Login
  2. Once you reach to your home page, click on the mail icon on your top right corner to open your mail dashboard.How to Block an Email Address in Ymail Account
  3. Now, click on the gear icon beside Setting on the top right corner of your window. This will open up your setting bar, then click on More Settings on the list.
  4. Now the setting page will be rendered to your screen. On the left sidebar of the setting page, you will see a list of settings, among those lists, click on Security and privacy settings.
  5. On the Dashboard of your screen Security and privacy, a page will open which will have Blocked addresses on the list.
    Block an Email Address in Yahoo Mail Account
  6. Now, on the Blocked addresses, click on + sign to add an email address to block.
  7. You can manually add the list of unwanted email addresses in the Address field under Add an email address to block.
    Block an Email Address in Yahoo Mail Account manually
  8. Now Click on the Save button to save the email address to your block list. From now on you won’t be bothered by this email address unless you unblock it.
    blocked email address

There you go, this is how you block an email address on Yahoo Mail [Updated new version].

Steps to Block an Email Address from your Inbox List

  1. Login to your yahoo mail account and go to your home page.
  2. Now click on the mail tab on the top right corner of your homepage to open your Ymail dashboard.
  3. On your left sidebar click on the Inbox tab.
  4. A list of the email will appear on your screen, now click on the email of the person you want to block. This will open the message sent by that person.
    selecting senders to block from inbox yahoo mail
  5. On the top navigation bar right you will see three dots “icon for more option” besides Spam.
  6. A drop-down menu containing different options to do with the particular mail will open on your screen once you press the button.
    blocking senders from inbox
  7. Click on Block Senders option from the drop-down menu. This will pop up a message to your screen to confirm the blocking.
  8. Click on the Ok button to block the user on your ymail account.
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You can select multiple messages from your inbox list and click on Block Senders from the more options drop-down menu on the top navigation bar.

select multiple messages from your inbox list and click on Block Senders

Unblock Email Addresses in Ymail Account

To unblock email address:

  1. Navigate to Security and privacy on your setting page.
  2. Now, a list of block contacts or email addresses will render on your screen.
  3. Beside every blocked contact list, there is a bin icon. You just need to click the bin icon to delete the email address or the contact from the block list.
    Now, you will be receiving messages from this email.
    unblock an email address on ymail

 Block an Email Address on Yahoo Basic Mail

If you are using Yahoo basic mail and want to block emails using the basic mail, here are the steps. Follow these simple steps and you will be able to block emails in no time.

  1. First, log in to your Yahoo Bais Mail. And click on the Mail icon to go to your Mail page.
  2. Now on your mail/inbox page, you have a drop-down menu/option in the navigation bar. It’s right next to your account name.
  3. Now, click the drop-down menu and select settings to open up your settings page. Then click the Go button to load the page.
  4. From the left sidebar of your settings page click on the Blocked Addresses tab to open the blocked addresses page.
  5. Now, manually type in the email addresses that you don’t want to receive emails from in the text field.
  6. Finally, click on the Add button to add the email addresses to your blocklists that will appear right below the text box.

With Yahoo mail, you can add as many emails as you want in your block list as yahoo provides up to 1000 users in your block list.

Unblock Emails on Yahoo Basic Mail

In case you changed your mind and want to receive emails from a block sender again or you blocked a wrong email account; the below steps will help you out to unblock emails on yahoo basic mail.

  1. Similar to the steps described above, log into your yahoo basic mail and go to your settings page selecting Settings on the dropdown menu.
  2. Now, select Blocked Addresses tab from the left sidebar of your settings page.
  3. This will display a list of blocked email addresses.
  4. Now, click the Bin icon right next to the email address that you want to unblock or that you want to remove from your blocked list.
  5.  As soon as you click the bin icon, the email address will be unblocked and you will start receiving emails from that particular email address.

There you go, now we came to the end of the article on how to block and unblock email addresses on Yahoo Mail using both the basic mail and the newer version of yahoo mail.

How to Block Senders Email on Yahoo App

  1. Launch your Yahoo Mail Application on your mobile phone.
  2. Now, select the email of the person you want to block on Yahoo.
  3. Next, click on the More settings option on the bottom right corner of your screen.
  4. Now, a new menu will pop up onto your screen containing different settings. Select Mark as spam.
  5. These messages will not bother your inbox area anymore. all the messages sent by the particular sender now will automatically move to the spam folder. It is the process of filtering or setting up rules in Yahoo Mail.

I hope you liked this article on how to block and unblock email addresses on Yahoo Mail. if you have any queries regarding any topics on Yahoo Mail, feel free to add them in the comment section below. We will definitely look into it and provide you with the solutions. After all, we are here to help you guys.