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Folders in Yahoo Mail

Stay organized and reduce your Inbox's clutter with Yahoo Mail's folders.

Accessing your folders

Your folders are in a collapsible list in the Left Navigation column.

  1. Click the arrow next to "Folders" to collapse and expand your list.
    • A collapsed list displays a right-pointing arrow right pointing arrow next to "Folders."
      - Click it to view your folders.
    • An expanded list displays a down arrow down pointing arrow next to "Folders."
      - Click it to collapse your list.
  2. Click a folder's name to display its messages in the content area.

Effectively manage your folders. Click the links below to learn more.

+Adding a folder

  1. In the Left Navigation column, mouse over "Folders" | click the New Folder icon .
    - "Add a New Folder" pop-up appears.
  2. Enter the name of your folder.
  3. Click OK.

  Folder limits: You can create up to 491 personal folders.

+Deleting a folder

  1. Right-click on a folder.
    • On a Mac, control-click a folder.
  2. Select Delete Folder.
  3. Click OK to confirm.

 Important: A folder must be empty before it can be deleted. See our article about how to delete email for more information.

+Renaming folders

  1. Right-click on a folder.
    • On a Mac, control-click a folder.
  2. Select Rename Folder.
    - The folder's name becomes editable.
  3. Enter your folder's new name.
  4. Press Enter.

  Good to know: You can also double-click on a folder to rename it.

+Moving emails to a folder

  1. Select or open the message(s) you want to move.
  2. Click Move.
    - Your folder list appears.
  3. Select a destination folder.

The email(s) will be moved to the folder you selected.

  Folders are just the beginning. Learn about Yahoo Mail's other features.

Need more info about folders? Our help video below has you covered.

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Last updated: May 08, 2014