What should I do if I receive threatening or harassing emails?
Learn how to report threatening or harassing emails to Yahoo!.
If you feel as though your physical safety or the safety of another person may be in jeopardy, we suggest that you contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.
There are also other measures you can take to avoid viewing these kinds of messages:
- Block an email address from sending you emails -- For help with this, please see our article on blocking email messages from a specific sender.
- Automatically sort emails from certain email addresses out of your Inbox -- Through the use of email filters, you can automatically sort incoming messages into the folders of your choice. See our article on creating email filters for help setting them up.
Sending threatening or harassing emails using Yahoo! Mail is a violation of our Terms of Service. If you have received an email from a Yahoo! Mail user that you believe violates the Yahoo! Mail Terms of Service, please click Get Help on this page and let us know.
Please be sure to include the following information to help us with our investigation:
- The original subject line and text of the email message.
- The email's complete headers. See our help article which outlines the steps on how to view full email headers.