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

"Star" messages that need extra attention in Yahoo Mail

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If you can't deal with a new message in Yahoo Mail immediately, you can "star" it, or flag it, so that you don't forget to follow up later. Even if you remove the message from your inbox, it will remain in your Starred folder.

Information in this article applies to the web versions of Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo Mail mobile app for iOS and Android.

How to Flag a Message in Yahoo Mail

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Starring Messages in Yahoo Mail Basic and the Yahoo Mail App

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

In the Yahoo Mail app, select the message to view it, then tap the star in the upper-right corner.

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