Blocking rules for Yahoo Mail


bjproc

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I'm now getting a lot of spam/phishing mails to my main yahoo email account ( i opened up an email and the phone slipped and i clicked on the link by mistake so it knows the account is active!)

Latest one is this gmail address proloysarkar018+lqzifj7hszfwil8y65z08aveq5hsm at gmail com

Looks like most of the spam emails have the + sign in them.

Can i make a blocking rule that if it sees a + sign in the gmail email address it then sends it to my spam folder?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI GV72 8RD
    CPU
    i7-8750H
    Motherboard
    MSI MS-179F
    Memory
    32GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (2x16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Hard Drives
    1GB WD Nand SSD
    1GB WD10SPZX-17Z10T0
I have two Yahoo accounts and two Gmail accounts. But only one of the Yahoo accounts gets those spam/phishing emails. Every day, two or three come through. Mostly, they get directed to the spam folder and I don't see them. If they come in the regular mail, I just mark them as spam and ignore them. Anything like it will then be directed to the spam folder. What's interesting is that, they come redirected from a couple of email accounts that were deleted over 20 years ago.

I only use rules when I am trying to redirect known email into specific folders.

Personally, I don't care if they know the account is active. The account they come to is my wife's, who is now deceased. So now they are trolling dead people. Sometimes I send junk back to them. You could send them a pic of your butt. If you make a game out of them, they are less annoying. Life is too short to worry about the small stuff.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home, 23H2, 22631.3737, Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22700.1009.0
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 15-dw0xx
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz
    Memory
    8GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    930 GB
    Keyboard
    Built In
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech M650
    Browser
    Chrome 124.0.6367.208
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Cygwin64
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home, Version 22H2, Build19045.3693
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD E-300 with Radeon HD Graphics 1.30 GHz
    Memory
    10GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Radeon HD Graphics 1.30 GHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    700 GB
    Mouse
    Wireless
    Keyboard
    Wireless
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    This computer is connected to my IC-735 radio.
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