Group and delete emails by conversations

Grouping a series of email replies into 1 conversation reduces Inbox clutter by showing just a single entry in your Inbox. When you click on it, you'll see everyone's replies in a sequential list - no more searching through your mailbox to find the messages that go together.

A conversation looks a lot like a single email, but lists recent senders and the number of emails in it.

Image of a conversation entry in Yahoo Mail.

Turn Conversations on or off

  1. Mouse over the Settings menu icon Gear Icon | select Settings.
  2. Click Viewing email.
  3. Select or deselect Enable conversations.
  4. Click Save.

Expand or collapse an email in a conversation

A conversation thread shows snippets of the messages in the thread with the most recent email expanded at the bottom of the thread so you can read it.

  • Click a message snippet to open or expand the email.
  • Click the header (Sender, Recipient, Date) of an email to close or collapse the message.

Delete an email in a conversation

To delete 1 message in a conversation:

  1. Expand the email you want to delete.
  2. Click More at the bottom of the email.
  3. Click Delete Message.

Delete an entire conversation

Delete a conversation thread just like you delete an email; either select it and click Delete, or open it and click Delete.