Share via Email Yahoo filters out billions of emails per day, but some will still get through. I contacted Yahoo again, but within the blink of an eye, I received a standard response email stating that my case was closed.
How can I stop these emails? Anybody who has your home or office address can send you letters and anybody who has your email address can send you spam. You will get lots of junk email because it costs nothing to send. Email service providers such as Yahoo, Google and Microsoft filter out billions of spam emails per day. Only a few get through, and five to 20 per day is not an unusual number.
However, the ones that get through should arrive in your spam folder. Unfortunately, spam filtering is a tricky business. If the filters are loose, you will see a few spam emails in your inbox. If the filters are too fierce, then legitimate emails will end up in your spam box.
A few services offer better control. Which you prefer is a matter of taste, but if you want aggressive spam filtering, you could switch to Gmail. The drawback is that you may have to look in your spam folder every day or two or you could miss some important emails. Switching to an alternative free email service such as Gmail or Outlook has an obvious disadvantage: However, both Gmail and Outlook will collect all your old emails from Yahoo, so switching is not as difficult as it sounds.
The main drawback with Gmail is the miserly amount of free storage space. Outlook free storage just expands as you use it. Spam filtering All email filters need some training, and it takes a while to build up a profile.
This will be based, to some extent, on the emails you mark as spam. You should therefore keep reporting all the adult emails that reach your inbox. The result will be more spam. You can also set up your own filters to block emails from particular senders or about specific topics. You could, for example, filter out all emails that include words such as Viagra, Cialis and porn in the body of the email.
Spammers use millions of From addresses, which are ridiculously easy to fake. Other matters You may be inadvertently opening spam emails. When the service filters spam emails, and when you report them as spam, they are moved to the Spam or Junk mail folder.
If you check that for legitimate emails, you will see them there. They will only be deleted when you empty the trash folder, which your email service provider will do on a regular basis. As mentioned, the From addresses may well be spoofed, and it would take some effort reading the headers to work out their actual source. First, the company is trying to stop spam. However, remember its spam filters have to work for hundreds of millions of people, not just for you.
This is also true for Google, Microsoft and other high-volume online service providers. The only viable option is online help pages that you have to figure out for yourself. If you want personal support, you should sign up for a paid service, such as FastMail.
For other tips, see my earlier answer: How can I stop spam emails? Have you got another question for Jack? Email it to Ask.