How to Mark a Message Unread in Yahoo! Mail

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Why won't Yahoo mark as unread?

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You can easily mark emails as read manually in Yahoo! Mail. However, if you are actually reading email messages in your inbox but they still show as unread, you might have to change a setting. Learn how to mark messages as read or unread manually and find the settings to make changes automatically.

Why Won't Yahoo Mark as Unread?

If you are reading email messages but they still appear as unread, changing a setting might be the quick and simple solution.

  1. Log into your Yahoo! Mail account.

  2. Select the Settings gear icon in the upper-right corner of the inbox.

    Screenshot of Settings in Inbox
  3. Select More Settings at the bottom of the Settings pane.

    Screenshot of More Settings
  4. Select Viewing Email in the left pane.

    Screenshot of Viewing Email
  5. Select an option in the Mark as Read Interval section. The options are:

    • Immediately
    • After 2 seconds
    • After 5 seconds
    • Never

    If Never is selected, emails will remain marked unread even after you have read them.

  6. Return to the inbox.

How to Mark a Message Unread in Yahoo! Mail

If a message is marked as read but you want it to appear as unread, you can change it manually. There are two ways to do so.

  1. Right-click the email message you want to mark unread and select Mark as Unread from the menu that appears.

    Screenshot of Mark as Unread in right-click menu
  2. Select the checkbox next to the message and select More in the toolbar at the top of the inbox. Select Mark as Unread.

    Screenshot of Mark as Unread in More menu
  3. Mark multiple email message as unread at once by selecting the Select Message drop-down list in the upper-left corner of the message window. Choose All and then use either method to mark the email messages as unread.

    Screenshot of Select Messages drop-down list
  4. Alternatively, you can use either method to mark an unread message as read.