Yahoo Mail Also Lets You Block Senders, Adds Desktop Alerts

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Last week, Google announced the addition of address blocking to Gmail. Yahoo appears to be following suit, announcing that Yahoo Mail also now allows you to block people from your inbox.

In Yahoo Mail, users will be able to find "Block" under the "More" drop-down menu when you're in the inbox or have an email open. From there, you can block future emails from the selected sender and automatically delete all existing emails from that sender. This saves you the hassle of manually searching and deleting.

Users can also block multiple email addresses simultaneously. After you make a selection, you'll see a confirmation notification with an undo option.

Yahoo also announced new desktop notifications for Yahoo Mail that alert you of new messages when you're not in your inbox, as long as you have it open in a tab. It includes a photo of the contact if available.

While Firefox is pictured (and believe me, Yahoo really wants you to use Firefox), Chrome and Safari are also supported by this feature. No extensions are required.

The notifications can be enabled by going to Yahoo Mail settings and checking the box for "enable desktop notifications".

Images via Yahoo

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