• Marking EMail messages as Spam


    I use FireFox as my browser and AT&T/Yahoo for email.

    Of course I get several messages a day that are obviously spam just by looking at the subject line or hovering over the sender.  I can either delete the message or mark as spam.  Is there a benefit to marking as spam?  I would assume that is providing information to the spam filters, but am not sure.

    If I choose to mark as spam, I get messages like the in the attached Word document.

    I usually just select “report as spam” because I think that selecting unsubscribe would tell the spammer that the email address is valid.




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    • #2544359

      Getting unwanted emails or spam is frustrating. While most of spam emails are being caught by our spam filters, occasionally some can slip through.

      When this happens, it’s very important to mark the email as spam, then our system will learn that messages from a specific place are not good and helps us make AT&T Yahoo Mail even better at recognizing future spam emails.

      Unsubscribe from sender

      When you mark a message from a mailing list as spam and we trust the sender, you will be given the option to unsubscribe rather than marking it as spam.

      Select Unsubscribe and you will no longer receive any messages from the mailing list. Selecting Report as spam will mark the message as spam and move it into the spam folder.

      Manage spam and mailing lists in AT&T Yahoo Mail

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    • #2544585

      You confirmed my thinking on this subject.

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    • #2544587

      The problem I have is that often the mail is from: validContact Name <Bonkersatstrange.address>

      With Gmail and Rocketmail (a Yahoo variant) there appears to be no way to filter / mark as spam using just Bonkersatstrange.address (frequently atstrange.address is never the same twice!)

      If I filter / mark as spam using validContact Name – will this disable mail from the valid Contact at their true address?




      • #2544943

        ATT no longer maintains in house email servers.  It’s now


        IMO, it’s a mess.  If you go to “att.net” you’ll land at the above link also.

        Assuming you already had a yahoo email address before ATT switched to “currently” then go to the “currently” link above and sign out.  Then go to ATT.com (not net) and change your email address of record to a non-yahoo provider for signing into ATT.com.  It worked for me.


        Try going to the link above and sign out.


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