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Delete emails in Yahoo Mail

Reduce clutter in Yahoo Mail by deleting messages you don't want. Here's how.

Deleting your emails

You can delete emails as you view them, from a list of messages, and without needing to view their contents.

Deleting a single message

Delete a single email from your message list by:

  1. Select the checkbox next to the message.
  2. Click Delete Delete icon.

OR

  1. Click the email to view it.
  2. Click Delete Delete icon.

Deleting multiple emails in a list

  1. Select the checkbox next to the emails you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete Delete icon.

Deleting all emails

In your Inbox, or other folder:
  1. Scroll down to your email messages to load more than the initial 50 messages.
  2. Select the checkbox to the left of "Delete" at the top of your message list.
  3. Click Delete Delete icon.

Deleting an email without opening it

In your message list:

  1. Mouse over an email.
  2. Click the Trash icon Delete icon that appears on that email.

  Good to know: Deleted emails are sent to your Trash folder. If you deleted emails in error, you can recover them by moving them out of your Trash.

Moving emails from your Trash

  1. Click Trash in the Left Navigation column.
  2. Select the checkbox next to the email(s) you want to move from your Trash folder.
  3. Click Move.
  4. Click a folder's name in the drop-down list.

 Your emails move from your Trash to the selected folder.

Basic Mail steps

Delete a single message

  1. Open an email or select its checkbox.
  2. Click Delete.

You can also click the Trash icon Delete icon at the far right of the message to delete it.

Delete multiple emails in a list

When viewing a list of emails:

  1. Select the checkboxes of the emails you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete.

 Important: Yahoo periodically removes emails from the Trash folder. Messages deleted from Trash can't be recovered.

 

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