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 down the left pane and select the folder you wish to open under the Folders section.

    Scroll down the left pane and select the folder you wish to open under the Folders section.
  2. Select the checkbox above all of the messages (Next to Compose).

    Select the checkbox above all of the messages (Next to Compose).
  3. Alternatively, select the arrow beside the checkbox to reveal a drop-down menu. Select All or one of the other options to select specific messages.

    Alternatively, select the arrow beside the checkbox to reveal a drop-down menu. Select All or one of the other options to select specific messages.
  4. Use the tool bar to archive, move, or delete all the messages. Select the ellipses (...) for even more options.

    Use the tool bar to archive, move, or delete all the messages. Select the ellipses (...) for even more options.

Select All Messages in a Folder in Yahoo Mail Basic

The Yahoo Mail Basic interface is a little different.

  1. Select the desired folder on the left side under the My Folders section.

    Select the desired folder on the left side under the My Folders section.
  2. Click Select All.

    Click Select All.
  3. Select Delete, or select Actions to reveal a drop-down menu with more options.

    Select Delete, or select Actions to reveal a drop-down menu with more options.

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 in the upper-left corner.

    Select the Menu icon in the upper-left corner.
  2. Scroll down the side panel and tap the folder you wish to open under the Folders section.

    Scroll down the side panel and select the folder you wish to open under the Folders section.
  3. Tap the checkbox in the upper-left corner above your messages.

    Select the checkbox above your messages.
  4. Tap the icons at the bottom of the screen to delete, move, archive, or star all messages.

    Tap the icons at the bottom of the screen to delete, move, archive, or star all messages.