Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Make Yahoo Mail Folders Organize your messages with Yahoo Mail folders by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on February 19, 2020 Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail Tweet Share Email Creating Yahoo Mail folders is a convenient way to keep your emails organized. Make separate folders for specific senders or make general folders to store messages about a similar topic. Instructions in this article apply to the web and mobile versions of Yahoo Mail. How to Make Folders in Yahoo Mail To create folders in your Yahoo Mail Inbox, log in to your account and open the Inbox. In the Folders pane, select New Folder. Enter a name for the folder. Press Enter. To access the folder, select the name as it appears in the Folders pane on the left side of the inbox. Yahoo lists folders in alphabetical order. There is no way to rearrange them. Hover the mouse cursor over the folder name, then select the drop-down arrow that appears to open a menu with more options. For example, you can delete the folder, but only if the folder is empty. You can also create subfolders within the folders you make. How to Add Messages to Folders While viewing a message, select Move, then choose the folder you want to send the message to. Instead of manually moving multiple emails to a custom folder, set up filters to automatically move messages into respective folders. How to Make Folders in Yahoo Mail Basic Making folders in Yahoo Mail Basic is a very similar process. From your Inbox: In the Folders pane, hover the mouse cursor over Folders and select the plus sign (+) that appears. Enter a name for the folder. Press Enter. How to Make Folders in the Yahoo Mail App To create folders using the Yahoo Mail mobile app for iOS and Android: Tap the hamburger menu (the three horizontally stacked lines) in the upper-left corner of the app. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and tap Create a new folder. Enter a name for the folder, then tap OK. Your folder will appear under the Folders section of the main menu. To open the folder, tap it once. Tap and hold 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: Tap the three vertical dots to the right of a sender's name. Select Move. Select the folder you wish to send it to.