Delete an Individual Email From a Conversation in Yahoo Mail

Pick one message for deletion in a conversation

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In Yahoo Mail's conversation view, related emails gather to form a thread so you can read them as a group—and file or delete them together as well.

What do you do if you want to delete only one message and all Yahoo Mail shows you is the conversation? Selecting individual emails for removal from a thread is easy. You can even delete from the message list without opening the conversation first.

Delete an Individual Email From a Conversation in Yahoo Mail

To delete just one message from a conversation in Yahoo Mail rather than move the entire thread to the Trash folder:

  1. Open the conversation.
  2. Locate and click the message you want to remove.
  3. If the conversation is not yet expanded sufficiently to show the email you want to remove, click Reply, Reply All, or Forward at the bottom of the email screen and then click the message you want to remove.
  4. Click More.
  5. Select Delete Message from the menu appears.

As an alternative, to delete an email from a thread without opening the conversation first:

  1. Click the > in front of the conversation in the message list, or use the keyboard to highlight the thread using the up and down keys; then press the right arrow key.
  2. Hover over the message you want to delete with the mouse cursor.
  3. Click the Delete this message icon.