How to Move a Message to a Different Folder in Yahoo Mail

Use custom folders to organize your messages

The process to move one or more messages from one folder to another in Yahoo Mail is quite simple and fast. Here's how:

  1. Open your Yahoo Mail Inbox or another folder that contains the messages you want to move.

  2. Click the empty box to the left of the email you'd like to move. This will place a checkmark in it. To select multiple messages:

    • If they're consecutive, check the box of the first message, then hold the Shift key and select the box of the last message.
    • To select several messages that aren't consecutive, check the boxes of the additional messages while holding the Command key on a Mac, or the Windows key on a Windows computer.
    • To select all the messages in the folder, click the box in the toolbar above the mail window.
    Yahoo Mail main screen
  3. Press d to open the Move menu.

    Yahoo Mail Move menu
  4. Select the desired target folder from the list.

Other Methods

These steps will move your email, too:

  • Click the Move icon in the toolbar—the folder with a downward arrow—after selecting your messages. Then, select the desired target folder from the drop-down menu.
  • Select one or more messages, and then drag it/them to the target folder in the folder pane.