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How To Stop Ads on the Yahoo! Mail App

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I nod my head pretty emphatically when someone states that ads are annoying. Ads can land you in a somewhat awkward situation, especially when you’re sitting on your office desk sifting through your emails, and you find a woman rowing a branded kayak in the savannas. Worry not because there are ways to block such advertisements.

Quick Answer

To temporarily stop ads on Yahoo! Mail, tap the cross button on the top-left corner of the ad. There, tap “Stop Seeing this Ad” and pick a reason for it. But this would work only temporarily. You can try an ad-blocker such as Bolokada to block the ads from showing up. Topping it all, the most reliable way to stop ads on Yahoo! Mail is by buying a Yahoo! Mail subscription.

In this article, I’ll take you through the various methods of stopping ads on Yahoo! Mail with some helpful tips and tricks. So, keep reading!

Method #1: Temporarily Hide Ads on the Yahoo! Mail App

The easiest and the most non-reliable way of stopping ads on the Yahoo! Mail app is simply hiding them. Remember that this is only temporary blocking, and the ads will soon reappear. Here’s how you could do it.

  1. Tap on the cross (X) icon on the top-left corner of the ad you’re seeing.
  2. From the pop-up menu, select “Stop Seeing this Ad”.
  3. Select a reason for blocking that ad in the following menu.

It will make the ad disappear temporarily. You’ll see a new ad in the place as soon as you reload the app. This method is only helpful if you’re comfortable with ads in general but want to get rid of one or two ads.

Method #2: Stop Ads on the Yahoo! Mail App With Bolokada

The other way of blocking the ads is by using an ad-blocker app. The best option in this regard is Bolokada. With Bolokada, you can block the DNS of the websites showing ads on your Yahoo! Mail app. This way, the ads won’t reach the app, and you won’t see them. Here’s how you can do it.

  1. Download the Bolokada app from the Bolokada website.
  2. Open the app and turn it off by tapping the power button on the top bar.
  3. Tap the “DNS is Activated” option.
  4. Toggle on the “AdGuard DNS” and toggle off all others.
  5. Go back to the home screen. Scroll down and tap the “App” option.
  6. Bypass any app you don’t want to block or apps that don’t have ads (e.g., Google, Duo, or Netflix).
  7. Return to the home screen and turn on Bolockada by tapping the power button.

Hopefully, this will block the ads on your Yahoo! Mail app. The possible disadvantage of this method is that it may cause disruptions in the functioning of Yahoo! Mail or other apps. 

Method #3: Buy a Yahoo! Mail Plus Subscription

The most reliable way of stooping ads on Yahoo! Mail is buying a Yahoo! Mail Plus subscription. For $5 per month, Yahoo! offers an ad-free experience with auto-decluttering, priority customer support, reply reminders, 5,000 GB of email storage space, and auto email organization.

If you’re an office worker who has to sit nine to five in front of a PC reading emails from different places, Yahoo! Mail Plus could be a beneficial tool for your work. It’ll give you an ad-free experience with many other perks that might come in handy.


In a nutshell, you can temporarily stop an ad on Yahoo! Mail app by selecting the cross icon and then tapping Stop Seeing this Ad. But if you want to permanently block off ads on the Yahoo! app, you can give Bolokada Ad-blocker a try. Topping it all, the best way of blocking ads on Yahoo! Mail is by buying the Yahoo! Mail Plus subscription.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I stop ads on Yahoo! Mail on Chrome?

Installing a reliable ad-blocker extension is the easiest way to stop ads on Yahoo! Mail in Chrome. AdBlock is a tested and trusted extension in this regard. Alternatively, you can buy the Yahoo! Mail Plus subscription to enjoy an ad-free experience on Yahoo! Mail.

How do I stop ads on Yahoo! Mail in Safari on iPhone?

For blocking ads on Safari, firstly download an ad-blocking Safari plug-in. 1Blocker, Crystal Adblock, and Norton Ad Blocker are popular options in this regard. After that, go to the Settings app. There, navigate to “Safari”> “Content Blockers”. Here, turn on the ad-blocking app you’ve installed. Alternatively, you can buy the Yahoo! Mail Plus subscription to enjoy an ad-free experience on Yahoo! Mail without worrying about all the hassle of ad-blocking.

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