Remove or temporarily hide ads in Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail is a free service made possible by marketing ads that can be temporarily removed by hiding them. Permanently remove ads by purchasing a Yahoo Mail Pro subscription.

Yahoo Mail is a free service made possible by marketing ads that can be temporarily removed by hiding them. Permanently remove ads by purchasing a Yahoo Mail Pro subscription. This premium service is available for purchase from the desktop version of Yahoo Mail or as in app purchase and provides ad free service for that Yahoo Mail account across devices and browsers (Desktop or Mobile).

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Types of ads you'll see

  • Inline ads - These ads appear among your emails within your Inbox and other folders. They'll have a "sponsored" label. These types of ads appear on desktop and mobile interfaces.
  • Ads in the left or right column - These ads appear on either side of your emails in the desktop interface.

Temporarily hide ads and give ad feedback

While ads on mobile can't be hidden, you can do the following from your desktop web browser to temporarily hide them. A new ad appears if you refresh the page or perform some actions. Influence the kinds of ads you see using the Ad Interest Manager.

  • Most ads - Click the X or Options icon Options icon to hide ads to remove that specific ad and provide feedback.
  • The right-side ad - Click the Hide icon Hide icon to remove ads to temporarily hide the ad.
    Animation of the hide ad icon.

Ad free experience in Yahoo Mail

Differences between Yahoo Mail Pro and Yahoo Mail Pro for Mobile

Yahoo Mail Pro (purchased with a computer)

  • Removes ads from the web version of Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo Mail app, specifically for the Yahoo account you have the subscription for.
  • If you've added other Yahoo accounts to Yahoo Mail, you won't see ads for those accounts while viewed within the Yahoo Mail account that has a subscription, but you'll still see ads in any account that you log directly into which doesn't have a subscription.

Yahoo Mail Pro for Mobile (in-app purchase)

  • Removes ads from your Yahoo Mail app only on devices connected to the Google Play or Apple ID account from which the subscription was purchased.
  • Will not remove ads from the web version of Yahoo Mail.

Purchase Yahoo Mail Pro using a computer

From New Mail:

  1. Click the Settings icon Image of the Settings icon..
  2. Click on More Settings.
  3. Select Yahoo Mail Pro.
  4. Chose a yearly or monthly subscription and enter your payment info.
  5. Click Pay.

From Classic Yahoo Mail:

  1. Mouse over the Settings icon Image of the Settings icon. | select Ad Free Mail.
  2. Chose a yearly or monthly subscription and enter your payment info.
  3. Click Pay.

Purchase Yahoo Mail Pro on mobile for the Yahoo Mail app

  Coming soon - This feature is slowly rolling out. If you don't see it in your app, check back in a few days!

  1. Click the Menu icon Image of the Sidebar menu icon..
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Get Yahoo Mail Pro on mobile.
  4. Follow the onscreen prompts to subscribe.

Still seeing ads in your web browser with a Yahoo Mail Pro subscription?

If you have a Yahoo Mail Pro subscription (not the in-app purchase version) and you're still seeing ads on your desktop web browser, then your computer or web browser may be infected with malware. Malware like this is usually installed as an add-on, extension, or plug-in into your web browser. Use Yahoo Mail in another web browser or you can use these resources for tips on fighting malware: