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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 11:05 AM

Junk email through a mailing list

Most of the junk email to my inbox references a specific email list.  How would I go about blocking email that references or otherwise uses a specific mailing list?  The list isn't referenced in the from, to or body fields, so I am unable (or unaware of how) to use the filter process with this issue.

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2 years ago

We'll gladly help you remove your email from this mailing list, SolomonG.

 

Are you signed in on Currently.com? If so, you should be able to unsubscribe from the list from within the email by clicking the drop-down arrow. You'll see options to block as well as unsubscribe.

 

Let us know if this helped or if you still need assistance.

 

Aminah, AT&T Community Specialist

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@SolomonG   If the sender is a legit, recognized company then the unsubscribe suggestion is valid.  But since you're calling it junk mail I can only presume the sender is in the business of sending junk email.  Unsubscribing only tells them your address is a valid target but some unsubscribe links lead to malware-infected pages.

The lame Yahoo filter system does not include the option to use the raw email headers as a source so you're right, you can't filter.

You can try to right click on the email in the Inbox and select Spam from the menu to mark it as spam.  Supposedly Yahoo will "learn" that these emails should not go into your Inbox but I don't know how many times you have to "teach it" before they stop or if that ever works.  I know I do that with one company who sends junk to my Gmail account and I stopped counting after marking it 10 times and they still keep coming.

As always, the best solution is the Delete Key.

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Yes @tonydi, I've been using the mark as spam option in AT&T for years with no results.  Filtering on the mailing list works in Gmail, but that is used as my hub for all email and won't block messages forwarded from AT&T, an address I've used literally for decades.  I'm hopeful that someone with AT&T will see this and add in that functionality.  It certainly will help us get a handle on all of the malicious activity that comes through email.

Thanks

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@Aminah, no I'm afraid this does not help.  As I wrote, another system allows us to filter directly on the mailing list so that we can block any mail that contains that ID.  Hopefully, this is something that will soon be offered through AT&T and Yahoo!

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AT&T people see these posts (not sure how influential that is, though) but the problem is that they don't control the email service.  That's all Yahoo and it's clear from their years of being incompetent at reliably providing even the most basic services that this isn't going to get better.  Even their paid service, Yahoo Mail Plus, doesn't provide that level of control.  The only difference I see is that they give you the option of blocking domain names.

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2 years ago

Let's see what we can do to get those unwanted emails blocked for you, @SolomonG.

 

If you're looking to block emails sent by a specific spam address, it may be in your best interest to block the senders address entirely. To do this, you'll want to follow these steps:

 

Settings > More Settings > Security and Privacy > Add Blocked Address

 

Let us know if the information helps!

 

Jarod, AT&T Community Specialist

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2 years ago

@jarod, as you may see from the thread, those steps have been done frequently, but do not work.  Anyone who uses that mailing list can email me, so blocking any one email address is useless.  Five have arrived, each from a different sender address, just in the last couple of hours.

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2 years ago

Thanks for the clarification, @SolomonG.

 

If blocking specific email addresses hasn't prevented the emails from coming through, then what @tonydi said is correct. Additional functionality to block emails is entirely provided by Yahoo as a platform. Your best bet would be to wait & see if they develop better tools to assist with blocking emails in the future.

 

Please don't hesitate to reach back out if you have any other concerns. Thanks for reaching out on the AT&T Community Forums.

 

Jarod, AT&T Community Specialist

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@Jarod, thanks, but clicking on a link from any one of these senders, unsubscribe or any other, seems horribly dangerous.  I guess I'll just let them fill my junk email folder.

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