Yahoo! Mail is used by the millions of people and to attract those users, there are a number of banner ads flashing on its homepage.

You may be using Yahoo services for free but in reality one of the main sources of earning of Yahoo is marketing advertisements. For a long time, it has been full of wide and annoying banners. But you do not have to worry, we’ve got your back.

You can disable those big advertisements anytime you want. If you are in need of a permanent relief, you have to subscribe to the Yahoo paid version.

Also, there is an alternate option, download a third-party extension to block ads or add-ons and say goodbye to the unwanted ads forever. Even you will get rid of the burden of monthly payments or subscriptions. But, it is highly recommended for the users, not to rely on any third party extensions.

However, in this article, we are going to tell you how to disable the advertisement banners in the most common browsers.

Please Note: Before we start blocking, make sure that you are using the up-to-date version of your respective browser and uninstall those programs from the control panel with which you are familiar.

4 Quick and Easy Ways to Remove Banner Ads in Yahoo! Mail

Google Chrome

At first, you have to download the AdBlock extension. The extensions not only block all the banner advertisements on Yahoo! Mail, but also, remove different ads on the other websites.

To enable it, follow:

  • Go to Google Chrome and select the Menu button from the top-right corner of the browser.
  • Click on the ‘More tools’, followed by the ‘Extensions’.
  • At the bottom of the page, you will see ‘Get more extensions’. Click on it.
  • Now, search for ‘AdBlock’ in here.
  • Next, to the AdBlock extension, you will see ‘+Free’ button. Click on it, and then, click the option ‘Add’.

This has added AdBlock add-on successfully, but you still have to properly configure to block ads on Yahoo! Mail.

For this, follow:

  • Next to the Chrome Menu, you will see an AdBlock button. Click on it.
  • Now, open a new tab, and select ‘Options’.
  • At last, Click on the option ‘Filter Lists’ to make sure ‘EasyList’ is checked.

Now go to the Yahoo! Mail to check whether it is displaying Ads or not. In case, you left your Yahoo tab open at the time of installing AdBlock, you have to close it first. Open it again and the displayed ads will be gone.

Mozilla Firefox

Do you use Mozilla Firefox to access your Yahoo! Mail? You can remove the annoying ads from here as well.

At first, download an AdBlock Plus extension. The main job of the extension is to block ads and after its proper configuration, you will not see any banner ads on your Yahoo! Mail. Follow:

  • Open the Mozilla Firefox and from the top right corner of the browser, click on the Firefox Menu button.
  • Now select the option ‘Add-ons’.
  • Look for ‘AdBlock Plus’.
  • You will see an install icon next to the AdBlock Plus option, click on it.

After its successful installation, you have to configure it. As it is better to double check your settings and ensure that your extension is blocking the banner ads properly.

For this, follow:

  • Next to the Firefox Menu button, you will see ‘AdBlock Plus’ menu. Click on it.
  • Now, select the option ‘Filter Preferences’.
  • Make sure that you have checked ‘EasyList’. In addition, ensure that ‘Allow some non-intrusive advertising’ is unchecked.

Now go to the Yahoo! Mail to check whether it is displaying Ads or not. In case, you left your Yahoo tab open at the time of installing AdBlock, you have to close it first. Open it again and the displayed ads will be gone.

Note:

  • You can also try some different extensions. For instance, Yahoo! Mail Hide Ad Panel. It is also a popular extension to block the advertisements from the Yahoo page. The only difference between the Yahoo Mail Hide Ad Panel and the AdBlock is, after removing ads Yahoo Mail Hide Ad Panel will still leave the empty space of the ads as it is. You can install it by following the same method as mentioned above.
  • Yahoo! Mail Hide Ad Panel is available for Firefox only.

Internet Explorer

For Internet Explorer, you have to install the AdBlock Plus from its official website (adblockplus.org) as it doesn’t offer AdBlock Plus.

  • Select ‘Install for Internet Explorer’ icon.
  • Now, click on the ‘Run’ button and setup process will begin.
  • Keep on following the prompts for the installation of the extension.
  • After the installation, restart your Internet Explorer.
  • Turn on the Adblock Plus by clicking on Enable icon that you will see at the bottom of the page. Plus, you have to restart your Internet Explorer.

Now, open Yahoo! Mail to check that AdBlock Plus is running properly. When you will open the Yahoo! Page, all the banner ads will be gone.

Safari

If you use iOS and want to eliminate annoying ads from your Yahoo! Mail, follow:

  • At first, click on Safari that you will see at the top left corner, next to the File menu.
  • Hover over to Safari Extensions and click on it. This will enable you to download AdBlock for removing ads while surfing the web.
  • Look for AdBlock and download it. Usually, AdBlock option is displayed on the front page of Safari Extensions. In case, it is not there, you can look for it.
  • Click on the option ‘Install now’ and install it. A new tab will show you the progress of AdBlock installation.
  • Next, to the address bar, you will see an option ‘AdBlock’. Click on it. From the menu, select ‘Options’.
  • Now, click on ‘Filter Lists’ tab to ensure that ‘EasyList’ is checked. It is to block the banner ads on Yahoo!.

Now go to Yahoo! Mail to check whether it is displaying the Ads or not. In case, you left your Yahoo tab open at the time of installing AdBlock, you have to close it first. Open it again and the displayed ads will be gone.

By following the above stepwise guidance, you will get rid of the marketing advertisement easily. If you face any trouble while adding the AdBlock extension or unable to hide banner ads on Yahoo Mail!, feel free to contact our skilled Yahoo technicians.