When it comes to Yahoo, it's possible that spam emails can actually come from your very own Yahoo inbox, while you were completely unaware of it. If your Yahoo account is linked to a Gmail account, then that spam could end up in your Gmail inbox as well. Much of this is either caused by your account possibly being hacked or the computer you're using being infected. What it amounts to is you end up looking like a spammer and your Gmail inbox gets flooded along with everyone in your Yahoo contacts. This ends up becoming a massive amount of emails when anything happens.
Here is one way to stop these unwanted spam messages from getting to your Gmail inbox:
- Install Block Sender for Gmail by clicking the "Install" button found in the upper right-hand corner of this site. The installation won't take long. Open Gmail when it is done.
- After signing up for a Block Sender account and linking your Gmail account to Block Sender, open the unwanted Yahoo spam email, and click the "Block" button on the messages toolbar.
- Select the "Emails from this sender" option.
Just be careful if you're blocking your own Yahoo address as this will prevent you from getting any emails from yourself.