Yahoo Mail users bombarded with spam or junk mail in primary inbox

New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….

The original story (published June 22, 2022) follows:

Yahoo Mail is one of the best known email services. Although it has lost popularity in recent years, millions of users around the world continue to use it.

That said, it seems that many users are facing spam related issue in the service.

More recently, Yahoo Mail users are receiving an excessive amount of spam or junk mail in their primary inbox (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, seven, 8, 9).

Yahoo Mail spam or junk issue frustrating many

According to several reports, many Yahoo Mail users have been receiving dozens and dozens of spam emails in their primary or primary inbox for the past few days.


excessive spam

Is there a way to configure Yahoo Mail to immediately empty the Spam folder, automatically when spam arrives?

The amount of spam has become extreme. I am phasing out yahoo account for this reason but need to keep it for a while. I rarely see spam in gmail, but I’m just buried under a garbage attack in yahoo account.

The amount of spam coming in is absolutely ridiculous

I get about 20 of these spam emails every day. It got particularly bad over the past week. It doesn’t matter how many filters I create or whether I flag each one as spam, it’s endless.

Edit: in the time it took me to post this, 3 more arrived.

Yahoo Support Team’s Recommendation

Reports of the problem have reached Yahoo’s support team. A staff member at the company advised affected users to mark unwanted emails as “spam” to help the system automatically identify future emails from these sources.

Hi, sorry to hear that. While most spam is caught by our spam filters, some can occasionally slip through.
When this happens it is very important to mark the email as spam, then our system will learn that messages from a specific location are not good and helps us to make Yahoo Mail even better at recognizing future emails. – spam emails.

To speed up the process, you can check the boxes next to all spam previews, instead of marking each individual spam email as spam after it’s opened.

Additionally, if you don’t want to wait for Yahoo’s email system to automatically improve its spam detection, you can block all future emails from spam sources:

Same here. Last week there have been non-stop spams.

Here is what I did:

Mark the email “As spam”

Go to your spam folder, then check the boxes next to all spam

Click on the three dots and “Block senders” then click on “Ok”

Seems to help keep them at bay for now

We will update this story as events unfold.

Update 1 (July 19)

2:18 p.m. (IST): Yahoo support at Twitter now redirects users who complain about spam to their article where they mentioned some steps to control spam. You can see it here.

Update 2 (July 20)

6:18 p.m. (IST): Yahoo Support has now provided a potential explanation for why users are receiving spam.

Hi, sorry to hear that. If you have started receiving a constant stream of spam emails, you may be the victim of a spam bombardment. This is a tactic used by bad actors and hackers to prevent you from seeing emails that are really important to you. (Source)

Update 3 (July 22)

10:27 a.m. (IST): Yahoo support now has suggested some additional precautionary measures to prevent spam. These include using filters and blocking certain email addresses.

Update 4 (July 26)

11:31 a.m. (IST): Those who receive spam now claim (1, 2, 3) that Yahoo spams them on purpose to force them to switch to Yahoo Mail Plus.

PiunikaWeb began as a purely investigative tech journalism website with a primary focus on “breaking” or “exclusive” news. In no time, our stories were picked up by Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors and many more. Would you like to know more about us? Head here.