How to Make Yahoo Mail Folders

Organize your messages with Yahoo Mail folders

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Creating Yahoo Mail folders is a convenient way to keep your emails organized. It's possible to make separate folders for specific senders, or you can make general folders for storing messages about a similar topic.

Instructions in this article apply to the web and mobile versions of Yahoo Mail. The desktop version of Yahoo Mail for Windows has been discontinued.

How to Make Folders in Yahoo Mail

To create folders from your Yahoo Mail inbox:

  1. Scroll down the left pane and select New Folder under the Folders tab.

    New Folder button in Yahoo Mail
  2. Type a name for the folder.

    Rename field in Yahoo Mail Folders section
  3. Press the Enter key to save it.

Tap the folder name to open it. Hover your mouse cursor over the folder name, then select the down arrow that appears to bring up a menu with more options. For example, you can delete the folder, but only if the folder is empty.

Folder options in Yahoo Mail

How to Add Messages to Folders

While viewing a message in your browser, select Move, then choose folder you want to send it to.

Moving emails to folders in Yahoo Mail

How to Make Folders in Yahoo Mail Basic

Making folders in Yahoo Mail Basic is a very similar process. From your inbox:

  1. Scroll down the left pane and hover the mouse cursor over the Folders tab and select the plus sign (+) that appears.

    Plus sign in Yahoo Mail basic
  2. Type a name for the folder.

    Naming a new folder in Yahoo Mail basic
  3. Press the Enter key to save it.

How to Make Folders in the Yahoo Mail App

To create folders using the Yahoo Mail mobile app for iOS or Android:

  1. Tap the hamburger menu (the three horizontally stacked lines) in the top-left corner of the app.

    Hamburger button in Yahoo Mail Android app
  2. Scroll to the very bottom of the menu and tap Create a new folder.

    Create a new folder button in Yahoo Mail
  3. Name the folder, then tap OK.

    OK button when naming new folder in Yahoo Mail basic
  4. Your folder will appear under the Folders section of the main menu.

Open the folder by tapping it once. Tap and hold on a custom folder to make subfolders, rename the folder, or delete the folder.

How to Add Messages to Folders on the Mobile App

While viewing messages in the mobile app:

  1. Tap the three vertical dots to the right of sender's name.

    Three vertical dots in Yahoo Mail for Android
  2. Select Move.

    Move menu item in Yahoo Mail for Android
  3. Select the folder you wish to send it to.