Did you send an important email to someone but haven’t received a response from them yet? As time passes by and the desperation to get a reply increases, uncertainty lingers and multiple questions arise. Are they too busy? Are they experiencing technical issues? or have they blocked you? We’ll approach your query and find out an answer to: How do you know if someone blocked your email on Yahoo? Let’s get started!
How Do You Know If Someone Blocked Your Email on Yahoo
Silence can be deafening, especially when you suspect that the recipient might have blocked your emails. Given that neither Yahoo alerts you about that, nor you receive any email delivery failure notification, it can be challenging to determine anything concrete. However, some indicators may help. We’ll be your Sherlock Holmes. Let’s explore the clues that can help you find the truth.
Method 1: Ask Them Directly
It can be a sign that the suspected person has blocked you if you do not receive any reply from them over time. However, such scenarios can be uncertain. It is also possible that they might have received your email already, but are occupied or the email has been mistakenly marked as spam.
Instead of jumping to conclusions, we suggest you, if possible, reach out to them on a different platform and enquire about the same. That would be the most effective and dependable approach.
Method 2: Trick Them Via Email
If you believe that they might have ignored your email, if not blocked you on the platform, this trick can help you. Open Yahoo Mail and compose a mail to them with the subject URGENT PLEASE REPLY ASAP. If they reply to your email, then you know already that they haven’t blocked you on Yahoo. However, if they do not, we can assume the opposite as well.
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Method 3: Create New Account
Now if you suspect this email ID to be blocked, you can sign up and create another one as well. You can send them emails from the new one. Follow the steps below:
1. Launch the Yahoo Sign-in page on any browser.
2. On the right-hand side, click on Create an account.
3. Add your Full name, New Yahoo email address, Password, and Date of birth.
4. Click on Continue.
5. Now Compose a mail and send it to them.
Method 4: Use a Different Email Service Provider
If none of the above solutions prove to be helpful, you can sign in to your Yahoo mail account on other email service providers such as Gmail or Outlook to send them an email. Providers such as Outlook offer Delivery and Read receipts features that can be helpful to you. Follow the steps:
1. Launch Outlook Mail on any browser and Sign In to your account.
2. Click on New mail at the top-left corner.
3. Write the mail as preferred and then click on Options at the top.
4. Tick the checkbox next to Request delivery receipt and Request read receipt.
5. Click on the Send icon to send the mail.
Once the mail has been delivered to them, you’ll receive a delivery receipt and similarly, when they read your mail, you’ll receive a read receipt. By this, you can gain an idea if they have blocked your email on Yahoo.
How to Know If Someone Read Your Email on Yahoo
Unfortunately, Yahoo Mail does not provide a read-and-return receipt feature. You can either ask them for confirmation or check the Sent folder to know if someone has received your email. However, you might still not know if they have opened and read the email. You can tell the same by using an email tracking software, such as Mailbird.
Yahoo Mail does not offer email tracking in its functionality, but it supports IMAP. This means you can access the read receipt feature through a desktop email client like Mailspring or Mailbird. These clients allow you to see if and when recipients open your emails and click links. All you need is to run the client and choose IMAP/SMTP on the email setup screen.
How to Unblock Email on Yahoo
At the time of writing this blog, the option to block or unblock someone is only available on the Yahoo Mail basic version on Desktop. Follow the steps below:
1. Open Yahoo Mail and Sign in to your account, if not already.
2. From the drop-down menu at the top-right corner, choose Settings and click on Go.
3. On the right-hand side, click on Blocked addresses.
4. Click on the bin (Delete) icon next to the email address you wish to unblock.
What Happens to Blocked Emails on Yahoo?
When you block an email address on Yahoo Mail, the blocked sender’s messages will not be delivered to your inbox, rather will be automatically sent to the Spam folder. You can still access them from there if you want to.
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We hope our guide helped you know if someone has blocked your email on Yahoo. If you have any queries or suggestions, feel free to let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to TechCult for more such tips and tricks.