How to Select All Messages in a Yahoo Mail Folder

Delete, move, and archive multiple messages at once in Yahoo Mail

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Yahoo Mail offers folders to help you better organize your emails. If you know how to select all messages in a Yahoo Mail folder, you can move, delete, star, and archive multiple emails at once with just a few clicks.

Instructions in this article apply to the standard web version of Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Mail Basic, and the Yahoo Mail mobile app for iOS and Android.

How to Select All Messages in a Yahoo Mail Folder

To select all of a folder's messages in the full-featured version of Yahoo Mail:

  1. Scroll to the Folders section, then select the folder you want to open.

    Yahoo inbox with the Folders heading highlighted
  2. Select the check box that's located above the messages (you'll find it next to Compose).

    Yahoo Mail inbox with the select all messages box highlighted
  3. Alternatively, select the arrow beside the check box to reveal a drop-down menu. Select All or one of the other options to select specific messages.

    Yahoo Mail inbox with the the More arrow and All option highlighted
  4. Use the toolbar to archive, move, or delete all the messages. Select the ellipses (...) for more options.

    Yahoo Mail inbox with the message options highlighted

How to Select All Messages in a Folder in Yahoo Mail Basic

The Yahoo Mail Basic interface is a little different.

  1. Go to the My Folders section and select the desired folder.

    Yahoo Mail Basic with the folders menu highlighted
  2. Click Select All.

    Yahoo Mail Basic with the Select All button highlighted
  3. Select Delete, or select Actions to reveal a drop-down menu with more options.

    Yahoo Mail Basic with the actions menu highlighted

How to Select All Messages in a Folder in the Yahoo Mail App

The process for selecting all messages in a folder is very similar in the Yahoo Mail app:

  1. Tap the Menu icon (it's located in the upper-left corner).

    Yahoo Mail app with the menu option highlighted
  2. Scroll down the side panel, go to the Folders section, and tap the folder you wish to open.

    Yahoo Mail app with the Folders heading highlighted
  3. Tap the check box in the upper-left corner above your messages.

    Yahoo Mail app with the select all checkbox highlighted
  4. Tap the icons at the bottom of the screen to delete, move, archive, or star all messages.

    Yahoo Mail app with action icons highlighted