Creating E-mail Filters in Yahoo!…

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

A lot of guys have complained regarding unsolicited e-mails. It reached a point where I got fed up hearing all the negativity & decided to do something ’bout it. That’s when I stumbled on the filter functionality. I’m going to explain how to set up e-mail filters in 11 steps.

STEP 1:

  • Open your Yahoo! e-mail account.


STEP 2:

  • Click on the down arrow key next to the “Options” link & click on “Mail Options”.

STEP 3:

  • Once done, the Mail Options window will appear. On the left-hand pane, all the configuration options are listed e.g. “General”, “Signature”, “Spam” etc… Click on “Spam”.


STEP 4:

  • After clicking “Spam”, check “Automatically send suspected spam to my Spam folder”.
  • On the “Empty Spam folder” option, open the drop down menu & select “once a week”.
  • On the “Block images” option, select “Always show images, except in spam folder”.
  • Once finished, click on Save Changes.

STEP 5:

  • After configuring the Spam options, click on “Filters”.
  • Once the Filters Configuration window appears, click on “Create or edit filters”.

STEP 6:

  • Once the following window has loaded, click on “Add”.

STEP 7:

  • On the Filter Name, type “Bidii Afrika”. (This can be any name)
  • In the field next to the To/Cc header, type bidii-afrika@googlegroups.com (This can be any e-mail address)
  • Under the “Trash” option, open the drop down menu & select the “Trash” folder.
  • Click on Save Changes.

STEP 8:

  • If the filter has been properly configured, the following window will appear:


STEP 9 (Second Filter i.e. for practice sake):

  • On the Filter Name, type “Young Professionals”. (This can be any name)
  • In the field next to the To/Cc header, type youngprofessionals_ke@googlegroups.com (This can be any e-mail address)
  • Under the “Trash” option, open the drop down menu & select the “Trash” folder.
  • Click on Save Changes.

STEP 10:

  • If the filter has been properly configured, the following window will appear:

STEP 11:

  • Once the e-mail filters have been configured, click on “Back to Mail Options”.
  • After the window has loaded, click on “Check Mail” to return to reading your messages.

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