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Yahoo! Mail keeps email messages in mail folders. Initially, all of your incoming email messages arrive in your Inbox folder (except suspected spam which goes directly into your Spam folder). To read an email message, open a mail folder, then click a message’s subject.
The Mail home page lets you know how many unread messages you have by displaying the number of messages next to each mail folder on the left side of the page and the number of unread messages in your Inbox under the your name.
Clicking either place opens the folder, where you can open and read your email messages.
In the Mail home page or any folder view, click a folder name on the left side of the page under the Folders label.
The mail folder opens on the right displaying a list of email messages. Unread messages display in bold text.
All Yahoo! Mail folders look similar to the Inbox.
If you have lots of messages in your folder, you might find it useful to filter the folder view so you can find the message you want. Take a look at Filtering Your Folder View for more information.
To open and read an email message, click the message’s subject (bold or not) in the Subject column.
The message opens in the browser where you can read it, reply to it, forward it, and more.
You may receive unsolicited junk email, also called spam. or email messages with attachments. Both can be harmless. In fact, attachments are the way to go when you or others want to share documents and photos. But junk email, unless you requested it, can be annoying. And then there are the dreaded emails that carry viruses; these aren’t harmless. We have tutorials dedicated to both spam and attachments to help you use good judgment before opening and reading these emails.