Search for messages in Yahoo Mail

If you need to find an email fast, searching your mailbox is the way to go. Enter simple search terms in the search bar or locate hard to find items using Advanced Search.

Advanced search

  1. In the search bar at the top, click the Search Options icon Search Options icon .
  2. Click Advanced Search at the bottom of the list.
  3. Enter your search criteria.
  4. Click Search Mail.

Tips for searching

Find messages with a specific subject line or from a certain person by placing “Subject:” or “From:” before your search terms. For example:
  • from:mom
  • subject:interview
To locate an email that mentions someone or something without having results include subject lines or sender names, use a minus sign before the search terms that you don't want to be included. For example:
  • mom -from:mom
  • interview -subject:interview