Sort incoming email on Yahoo! Mail

by on July 24, 2009

Q: How do I sort or filter my incoming email on my Yahoo! Mail account?

A: There is a slight difference on the first few steps for those using Yahoo! Mail Classic versus those using the new Yahoo! mail interface. Fear not because as we will cover both interfaces in these instructions. The interesting part is that the users of the new Yahoo! interface are actually transferred to the Yahoo! Classic Mail to do some of the steps.

1) Login to Yahoo! Mail.

2) Click on Options (which can be found in the top right corner) and if there is a menu that drops down you want to select Mail Options. If no menu appears then you were directed to a new page and you can jump to the next step.

3) If a menu appeared in the last step then you are using the newer version of Yahoo! Mail and you will want to click Filters, which is on the options bar on the left on the new page that loads. You will then get a notice, as of this writing, that you have to actually go into Yahoo! Mail Classic mode to make the changes. To do this all you have to do is click on the Create or Edit Filters at the bottom of the text area.

3) For Yahoo! Mail Classic – If you were redirected to a new page then you are using Yahoo! Mail Classic and you will want to look at the middle column called Management and you will want to click on Filters.

At this point we are Yahoo! Mail Classic and the new Yahoo! Mail users are both on the same page. From here you will want to click on the Add button. This will bring you to a new page and you will be prompted for Filter Name. Below that you are then given a few options of how you want to filter the email. From there you will be given the option of where to move your mail to if it meets that criteria.

The last step, as you can see in the screen shot below, is to click Add Filter either in the top left or bottom right corner. You can click on the image below to see a larger version to get more details.

Filter your messages on Yahoo! Mail

Filter your messages on Yahoo! Mail

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