How to Find All Unread Messages in Yahoo! Mail

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With Yahoo! Mail's smart folders and Yahoo! Mail Basic's advanced search capabilities, you can look for unread messages in all your folders and display them together on one screen.

Find All Unread Messages in Yahoo! Mail

To see unread emails in all your Yahoo! Mail's folders:

  1. Make sure Smart Views is expanded in your Yahoo! Mail folder list.​

    Select Smart Views if it is not.

  2. Select the Unread folder under Smart Views.

Use the Search field and, possibly, advanced search (select Unread in front of the search field and select Advanced Search) to further search inside all unread mail.

Find All Unread Messages in Yahoo! Mail Basic

To locate all unread emails in all folders using Yahoo! Mail Basic:

  1. Type is:unread in the search field (at the top of Yahoo! Mail Basic).

    You can, of course, combine is:unread with other search terms—say, a word on the subject—or other Yahoo! Mail search operators, of course.

  2. Select Search Mail.

You can also select Enter.

Find All Unread Messages in Yahoo! Mail Mobile

To have Yahoo! Mail mobile return all unread emails from all folders:

  1. Tap the search field (🔍) in Yahoo! Mail mobile.

  2. Type is:unread in the search field.

  3. Tap Enter.

Find All Unread Messages in Yahoo! Mail Classic

To find all unread messages in all your Yahoo! Mail Classic folders:

  1. Select Search Mail from the Yahoo! Mail navigation bar.

  2. Follow the Advanced Search link.

  3. As the search criterion, specify: To, Cc, Bcc: contains.

  4. Type "." (without quotes) in the entry field that follows contains.

  5. Next, make sure Search is selected under Options.

  6. Select Only Unread Messages from the drop-down menu.

  7. Select all your folders under Look in folders.

    You may want to keep the Sent folder unchecked.

  8. Eventually, select Search.