How to block ads in the right side of Yahoo Mail

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Remove Yahoo Mail ads

Millions of people use Yahoo! Mail and its other email infrastructure like SBCGlobal, ymail, and others. Yahoo! Mail is a full-featured email service used by a lot of people because it is reliable, and most importantly, like other email providers, it is free!

As part of this free email service, Yahoo! place a block in the right hand panel of the page for advertisement. It is just reasonable for Yahoo! to do that (placing ads) to moneytize their free service since they need to maintain a very expensive email infrastructure for free use of the public.

The Yahoo! Mail ads on the right panel of Yahoo! Mail   

How to Remove Yahoo Mail Ads

There are two (2) ways to remove the Yahoo! Mail ads on the left block of the page and it will be discussed in details below.

A. Upgrade to the Yahoo! Mail Plus or the Ad-Free Yahoo! Mail account

This is the most legal, faster and most effective way to remove Yahoo advertising on your Yahoo Mail page. However, to many, this is not proctical as upgrading to ad-free Yahoo Mail requires you to pay $49.99 a year. This annual fee is also the main reaso why this is the widely accepted solution :-(.

To upgrade to an Ad Free Yahoo Mail, please do these steps:

  1. Using your browser, go to and then click Mail, or go to
  2. Sign in to your Yahoo Mail account
  3. When signed in, click on the small gear icon at the top right corner of the Yahoo Mail page, then click Ad Free Mail.
    Ad Free Mail
  4. In the modal window that appears, click "Remove Ads Now" button and complete the payment process.


B. Removing Yahoo Mail Ads using Browser Plugins/Add-ons

This second option is the very popular one as it will not require you to pay Yahoo. However, this is browser specifc as the "blocking" of the ads is made on the browser level. By browser, it means the software you use to browse the internet. For example: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera, etc.

Blocking Yahoo Mail Ads on Firefox

Firefox is a powerful web browser and is used by millions of people. Also, it is backed with thousands of free plugins or extensions and one of them is used to block Yahoo Mail ads.

  1. In your Firefox browser, click on the small button with 3 horizontal lines at the top right corner of the Firefox window.
  2. Then click Add-ons
  3. In the Add-ons Manager tab, click on Extensions at the left panel
  4. Then you shall see all your install extensions. In the search box, type "yahoo mail ads" then press Enter.
  5. You will see the list of relevant extensions. Locate and install the one that blocks Yahoo Mail ads. In this demo, I will install Yahoo Mail Hide Ad Panel 2.43
  6. Click on the Install button to install your selected extension.
  7. After installing it, when you visit your Yahoo Mail again, it is ad-free!
Blocking Yahoo Mail Ads on Google Chrome

Chrome is another powerful web browser used by millions to get online not just because it is free, but because it is a faster web browser. Besides, it has few add-ons or extension that can be used for free as well.

One particular add-on or extension was developed to block web mail ads. Thus the add-on or extension name is "Webmail Ad Blocker". To install this extension on your Chrome to remove Yahoo Mail ads, please do these steps:

  1. Open your Chrome browser
  2. Click on the settings button, the one with the 3 horizontal lines at the top right corner of Chrome window
  3. In the pull-down menu, click on Settings
    Chrome settings button
  4. In the Settings tab, click on Extensions at the left panel
  5. Scroll down to the very bottom and click on "Get More Extensions"
  6. In the search box at the top left panel, type "yahoo mail ads" then press Enter to perform the search
  7. Under "Extensions" group, you will find 3 results, among which is the "Webmail Ad Blocker".
  8. Click on the +FREE button to add the extensio to your Chrome
  9. When prompted, click the Add button

Congratulation! The next time you access your Yahoo Mail with Chrome, there will be no more ads!