How to Flag a Message for Follow-Up in Yahoo Mail

Star messages that need extra attention in Yahoo Mail

What to Know

  • Flag message on web: On the inbox subject line, select the star. Or press the L key while viewing a message.
  • Select Starred to view all flagged messages.
  • App: Open message and tap star in upper-right corner.

This article explains how to flag a message for a follow-up in both the web version of Yahoo Mail and the mobile app for iOS and Android.

How to Flag a Message in Yahoo Mail

If you can't deal with a new message in Yahoo Mail immediately, star it, or flag it, so that you don't forget to follow up later.

To flag an email in your Yahoo Mail inbox, select the star beside the subject line.

Star icon next to email subject line in Yahoo Mail

To remove the flag from a message, press Shift+L.

To view your flagged messages, select Starred from the left side of Yahoo Mail.

Starred tab in Yahoo Mail

Even if you remove a flagged message from your inbox, it will remain in your Starred folder.

Alternatively, you can flag a message while viewing it using Yahoo Mail keyboard shortcuts. To star a message you're currently viewing, press the L key.

Star Messages in Yahoo Mail Basic and the Yahoo Mail App

In the mobile version of Yahoo Mail, you cannot star messages from the inbox. First select the message to view it, then tap the star in the upper-right corner.

Star icon in the Yahoo Mail Android app

In Yahoo Mail Basic, you can star messages from the inbox; however, there is no option to view starred messages.

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