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Sort emails

Emails are sorted with the most recently received messages at the top by default, but you can change your sort options any time you like.

You can sort your emails from the "Sort by" menu. You'll have different options available, depending on whether the Conversations feature is enabled or disabled.

With Conversations enabled

Sort by options menu with Conversations enabled in Yahoo Mail.

  • Date: Newest on top - Newest emails appear on top.
  • Date: Oldest on top - Oldest emails appear on top.
  • Unread Messages - Unread emails appear on top.
  • Attachments - Emails with attachments appear on top.
  • Starred - Emails marked with a star appear on top.
  • Sender - Not available when Conversations is enabled.
  • Subject - Not available when Conversations is enabled
  • Group by conversations - Quickly enable or disable Conversations (your mail page will refresh when this option is selected).
  • More settings... - Go to the Yahoo Mail settings menu.

With Conversations disabled

Sort by options menu with Conversations disabled in Yahoo Mail.

  • Date: Newest on top - Newest emails appear on top.
  • Date: Oldest on top - Oldest emails appear on top.
  • Unread Messages - Unread emails appear on top.
  • Attachments - Emails with attachments appear on top.
  • Starred - Emails marked with a star appear on top.
  • Sender - Sorts alphabetically by sender. Learn more about sorting by sender.
  • Subject - Sorts alphabetically by the subject line.
  • Group by conversations - Quickly enable or disable Conversations (your mail page will refresh when this option is selected).
  • More settings... - Go to the Yahoo Mail settings menu.

Basic Mail steps

In the Basic Mail interface of Yahoo Mail:

  1. Click the "Sort by" drop-down menu at the top of your message list.
    - "Date" should appear as the default.
  2. Select how you'd like to sort by - Date, Sender, Subject, Attachment, or Starred.
  3. Next to the "Sort by" menu, select your sort order - Descending or Ascending.
  4. Click Apply.

  Our sort options are just the beginning. Learn about other Yahoo Mail features.

 

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