How do I delete spam in Yahoo?

By learninmypc
Apr 17, 2014
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  1. SPAM.JPG
    Just recently I've been getting spam in my yahoo inbox & as you can see, there is NO box to click to check it for "spam" (Should be to the left of the name Lending Tree). When I hover the mouse (cursor) over the spam buttom I get a red circle with diagonal red line meaning it can't be done. Any ideas?
    BTW, I don't do business with them either. TIA. :)
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,430   +281

    I would see if this occurs in a different browser. Is the box there for regular messages?
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,112   +223

    Same in all browsers. Firefox, SeaMonkey & Google Chrome.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,430   +281

  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,112   +223

  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,430   +281

    Hmm, I just signed in to my account. It isn't happening on all my mail, it is however happening on that one 'sponsored' ad which just happens to be the same one you are seeing... are you SURE it is happening on every message?
    [​IMG]
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,112   +223

    new spam.JPG
    This is just now.
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,430   +281

    Looks normal to me. It is a sponsored advertisement, not going to be able to get away from that. Perhaps Yahoo just implemented it and that is why you haven't seen it before.

    Gmail does it too:
    [​IMG]

    That is just the 'price' we pay for having free email. Pay for a mail service and your emails won't (or less likely) be scanned and you won't have sponsored messages displayed.
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,112   +223

    Thank you kindly sir. Have an awesome weekend. :)
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,112   +223

  11. Kai Vincent

    Kai Vincent Newcomer, in training

    It's very simple. In the LHS pane, you can see the Spam folder (just below Sent and above Trash folder). Double-click the Spam folder, you'll see all the spam mails and messages on your screen. Select all the mails and click on Delete button. All the mail messages will be deleted.

    Regards.
     
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,773   +1,429

    You must have missed the part about it being the inbox folder not the spam folder. It looks as if the OP has their answer. Answer being sponsored ads can't be flagged as spam. At least that is how I'm reading into it.
    SNGX1275 and learninmypc like this.
  13. Kai Vincent

    Kai Vincent Newcomer, in training

    Oh yeah...!
    It was my mistake..!
    The OP must be talking about the ads.
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,112   +223

    Yes, you are very correct @cliffordcooley . I know how to get rid of it in the spam folder, but as previously mentioned, it shows in my inbox with NO box to click on.
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,112   +223

    We all make missteakes. Have a nice day. :)
  16. Whltng

    Whltng Newcomer, in training

    Use an opt-out cookie and it won't display...
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,112   +223

    Explain,please
  18. Whltng

    Whltng Newcomer, in training

    OK,

    I learned the use of the opt-out cookies are set to not allow them to send you an advertisement. To learn more about it, go to Google and search for it, it is not hard to understand and once you get started it will send you to other sites that put the cookies on your computer that stop the ads from displaying.

    I learned about this many moons ago and have done it all my computers. When the ads are there is just says this ad cannot be displayed... I wish I had the links, but it is easy to find the information and just follow them around and opt-out of the advertising, found this to be a superb way of dealing with ads I am tired of following me around with what I was just looking at on amazon, etc.

    Good Luck.. I hope that helps!
  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,112   +223

    Have you by chance read ALL of this thread? I'm just curious. Thank you. :)


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