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How to Remove Or Block Ads In Yahoo Mail?

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If you use Yahoo Mail, you probably get annoyed by the ads on the right of the Yahoo Mail page. They are quite obtrusive and are really distracting. Don’t worry though. You can easily remove or block these Yahoo Mail ads. Here are three methods to hide Yahoo Mail ads:

#1. Use the Hide Button to Remove Yahoo ads


You wouldn’t have noticed it. Yahoo itself provides a way to hide ads in Yahoo Mail. There’s a small arrow mark near the long vertical banner ad. When clicked, the advertisement gets hidden immediately.

The downside is that the ad will reappear the next time you open a new mail. So, this is not a permanent solution to block ads in Yahoo Mail.

#2. Install Firefox + Greasemonkey Script to Block Yahoo ads

block_yahoo_mail_ads There’s another way to block Yahoo ads and here’s how you can go about doing it. Download and install Firefox, and then install the Greasemonkey addon. Then go here and install the Yahoo! Mail Cleaner script. This script will allow you to remove ads in Yahoo Mail.

Refresh the Yahoo mail page and voila! The ads are gone.

#3. Upgrade to Yahoo! Mail Plus to Remove Yahoo Ads

This is the 3rd method to remove Yahoo Mail ads. You’ll have to shell out $19.99 from your pocket and the graphical Yahoo Mail ads are gone permanently. You get loads of other features, you can check more on this here.

Hope these methods to disable and remove Yahoo ads in the Yahoo Mail page worked for you. Let us know in the comments section if you experience any difficulties in blocking Yahoo Mail advertisements.

Written by Killer Tech Tips

April 10th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

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  • lst

    Abandon Yahoo mail and switch to gmail.

  • Jon

    I agree with jason, they are making millions…and 19.95 to upgrade… I will just cancel my yahoo mail and go some where else….Gmail I think….

  • Reanna

    why pay!!!? there are other great alternatives! let’s do NOT feed the beast!

  • Comedy_email

     Yes SHAME on a company that wants to turn a profit.  Let’s not motivate innovation or technical revolution.   (Who’s the freeloader?)

  • Comedy_email

     HAHAHAH!!! You guys think Google is more trust worthy?  Apparently you guys don’t read much.  I’d pay 10% of my salary if they would not invade my privacy, read my emails and then market to me all over the web based on an email I sent my girlfriend.       WOW!     So ignorant.    Did you guys know that Google turns a profit too?   

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  • Ron_ortoli

    wow, that script works. Thank-you, no more freekin ads

  • Hoik_ptooey

    I must I must increase my bust

  • Loner4959

    Why should I have to see all these ads,especialy the one s about Obama Bin Laden and his scanky wife Michele

  • Bill

    changeing to g-mail looks better every day,that I look at the ads from yahoo

  • Annieokee

    This is so ATT, they are a huge monopoly.  No amount of regulation can seem to keep them at bay.  They are a bot x 100.  You pay an exorbitent amount of money for DSL and the only improvements that are ever made are the ads that never seem to go away.  They load before your mail, before anything else.  This doubled when you go to your mail.  You can’t check your mail until a dozen ads load.  Then the pop ups drift in and onto the actual mail. 

  • Michael Triggs

    What irks me isn’t just the fact that Yahoo has advertisements on their page. It’s the fact they’re really lame advertisements, where there the images don’t even match up with what is being advertised. It’s absolute bottom-most end of the advertising barrel.

    If Yahoo were to populate their mail page with slightly more intelligent advertisements, they’d be far less annoying.

  • Ian Howell Tungol

    search “webmail adblocker”, you’ll get what you want. =)

  • Rana Taimoor

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  • SakAcc

    YES ,
    That is business we cannot blame Yahoo…..

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  • HailMoggaKingOfNsnipes

    I am on Firefox. I always install adblock plus as an extension. Boom.

  • bob D.

    to yahoo admin,,, i did not ask for nor give permission to facebook to come onto my stuff nor to constantly show messenger touts, please remove all facebook from all of mine and please

    remove all fb-messenger,,,,,,, google security several years ago removed this crap but they

    no longer are user friendly…. and Yahoo itself ought block all of facebook from all

    yahoo accounts because they admit and prove they are skilled hackers, see above, and

    if you let them put even one of their hacker heaven stuff on any account you open all

    accounts to an open portal direct to facebook who then has access to all of yours and all of your

    customers computer, to put in bad cookies and to keep all these accounts wide open so facebook

    hackers can come in any time and do whatever mischief they want,


  • bob D.

    do you realize on all your comment pages you have a symbol link that when clicked
    opens up sender computer to anyone’s use – manipulation – do you call yourself a hacker
    or what?

  • bob D.

    yahoo admin and Directors and esp their CEO Mayer ought know, Mayer can ask her husband
    the lawyer who is joint with her on all her liabilities, that when as here in this comment box yahoo has a symbol that when clicked opens up the senders’ computer and systems and programs to
    the hacker, this can cause a lot of bad stuff, e.g. i.d.theft, info sent by the owner’s name etc, and
    almost any breach of contract, almost any tort, etc etc, and this put yahoo, inc liable and what
    they can not pay in all ways is put onto the Directors (pierce the corp veil) as joint liable and if all their assets are not sufficient the remaining debt is dumped on CEO Mayer and if all her separate property is not enough then remainder of debt is dumped on her husband the rich lawyer who dabbles
    in law and business and making tons of loot…………. this means get those links off all of Yahoo
    when all are off and stay off then above are not jointly liable until these links are back and or
    used wrongly…………………………..

  • bob D.

    similarly, to my last comment, when yahoo or any other provider is asked to remove specific links
    or links in general and they do not and a hacker comes in and creates a biggie law case against
    that provider, then provider has no excuse and must pay, but the biggie is that it is not fair for
    any provider to put any crap on net that is not authorized and or will not harm any user, otherwise
    he is a nuisance and deserves to go out of business

  • bob D.

    and above on this page show they are on facebook which is stupid on their
    part, since facebook has top hackers who can go into any person of that corp’s computer and
    read or deal in entirety, thus can cause big harm to that victim, too bad but that is what happens
    when you let hackers in bed with you……………….

  • denny

    BALONEY samwhiches izz all yu will get Iano.

  • flopsy

    Thank You! I’m so tired of these ad assaults on my morals – date me date me date me! Why do I want to look at that??? yuck!!

  • flopsy

    That is immoral…business = immoral?

  • Eileen Stanley Ramsey

    these flashing ads telling you lies that your PC is going to crash etc should be illegal They give older people headache and can even cause health problems

  • Eileen Stanley Ramsey

    yes and give yahoo $19.99 I am change to gmail and what with all these red lettering that ads more ads

  • Robb

    Hmmm… Pay $19.99 a month to not see the ads ? Screw that. Seems like companies care more about getting paid or are bleeding for cash to make it from paycheck to paycheck if they need to do this to us. Paying to not see the ads is putting a damn band-aid on the issue. It doesn’t resolve anything. Pay nothing , see the ad. Pay something , don’t see it. Either way , we lose. Online companies need to get a second or 3rd job to tie up those lose ends of they are so hurtin’ for cash that they have to impede upon their users peripheral vision & annoy them with ads that customers don’t get paid for , but the website owners do. When I see a webpage that is distracting me with their pop up ads even on just a small portion of the side of the screen …. It’s going to make me not want to buy or use that product because they went out of their stupid ass way to bother my ass while I am trying to do something inn order to get my attention. These damn website people like Yahoo! Mail seem to love to try to get more bees with vinegar than with honey. Bugging people with pop up ads is going to make them mad & not want to buy what someone is popping up their ads for. It’s counterproductive & it’s annoying. It’s like bums in front of a 7-11 that if they distract you peripherally enough or beg you for money enough , I am sure you will give in every time & give me a few bucks …. Every time ! Even though you know it’s self serving. It’s also like saying if you don’t want the bums in front of 7-11 to panhandle you for money , then pay 7-11 $19.99 a month to keep them off your back , even though loitering is illegal in front of businesses in all states. Charging this money should be illegal & having visual pop-up ads is like advertising panhandling as well loitering on our computers. If people like Yahoo! Mail thought we are or were interested in everything they pop up on us , they wouldn’t give us the option to “Hide Advertisement.” That “Hide Advertisement” spot is a joke too. It’s only seconds before they pop you up another advertisement for you to be forced to “hide” once again & again & again forever more eternally.

  • Robb

    “Yahoo! Mail must know that we are seriously annoyed by their advertisements on screen otherwise how else would the optional “Hide Advertisement” spot be on there in the first place ? They know it’s a 50/50 chance we won’t buy the products they pop up advertise for us , so I don’t know why they even bother. It’s like junk mail in your mailbox at your house. It gets disregarded & thrown away 9 times outta’ 10. Bothering people with advertisements is not going to encourage them to want to buy what Yahoo! is selling or is paid to advertise for the companies who sell what’s in those pop up advertisements. I wish Yahoo! knew this. I called them over the phone & spoke to someone about this pop up advertisement garbage. They had a statement for me. “Yahoo! Mail is free , though , right ?” .. Meaning I guess that because Yahoo! Mail is free , that they are free themselves to bother & agitate us with annoying pop ups. Yahoo! Mail never used to be like this. They never needed to annoy us before in years before with annoying pop ups. I think companies are jumping on each other’s bandwagon on the advertising idea. I don’t think bugging people with advertisements is going to be the best way to sell a product being offered to us in such a rude , insensitive & intrusive means.”

  • Tushar

    They are giving you FREE email service, FREE mail storage, FREE messenger and spending millions on staff salary, research, enhancement and more. Which business are in into by the way? If someone comes to your office and asks to give your product for free, will you give it? Yahoo and others are doing it without any charges. They have all the right to sell adspace, information to other companies since that is their ONLY way to make revenue (not profit but the whole revenue itself is from there). If you are so concerned about privacy then stop using internet and ask postman to visit daily for your in/out (snail)mails.

  • Mike

    Get rid of the Adds or I’ll get rid of YOU.

  • Dimitar

    Yahoo SUCKS !!!

  • Jeffrey Lear

    We should encrypt all outgoing email… Just to screw with their minds… what if everybody did that?

  • Maria Quenga

    I for one cannot empty my yahoo inbox mail.
    when I do an ad pops up to where it blocks me to preform what I want to do.
    so you people tell me how I can empty my e- mails I want to get rid of..
    please get back with me & let me know.
    Thanks- Ms. Maria Quenga

  • Totsie

    This is added Blackmail that was not there before. I thought you had safe services. Guess you cant believe in anyone anymore not even you