Create Yahoo! Mail Folders to Organize Messages

Cut Away at Email Clutter With This Easy Guide

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Yes, the sheer number of messages you have in your Yahoo! Mail Inbox folder is impressive, but having all of them in the Inbox is probably not the best way to store your mail.

There's no reason to keep all your emails in one folder when you can easily organize them into folders based on the sender, topic or anything else that helps categorize your messages.

Tip: Instead of manually moving emails into a custom folder, consider setting up filters to automatically move them into respective folders.

How to Build Email Folders in Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo! Mail lets you make up to 200 custom folders, and it's really easy to do in the mobile app and the desktop and mobile versions of the website.

Desktop Version

  1. On the left side of your mail page, below all the default folders, find the one just labeled as Folders.
  2. Hover your mouse over it and then click the small Create a new folder icon that appears. Or, right-click the folder and choose Create folder.
  3. A textbox is shown where you can name the folder.
  4. Hit Enter after choosing a custom folder name.

You can right-click the folder to delete it.

Yahoo! Mail Basic

The whole interface looks a bit different when you're using Yahoo! Mail Basic, but the steps are similar:

  1. Click [Edit] next to My Folders.
  2. Below "Add Folder," type the name of the folder into the text area.beneath Add Folder.
  3. Click Add.

Mobile App

  1. Tap the menu at the top left of the app.
  2. Scroll to the very bottom FOLDER area where custom folders are located.
  1. Tap Create a new folder.
  2. Name the folder in that new prompt.
  3. Tap Save.

Mobile Browser Version

You can get to Yahoo! Mail from a mobile browser too, and the process for making custom email folders is very similar to how it's done from the desktop site:

  1. Tap the hamburger menu (the three horizontally stacked lines).
  1. Tap Add Folder next to the My Folders section.
  2. Name the folder.
  3. Tap Add.
  4. Tap the Inbox link to go back to your mail.
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