How to Select Multiple Messages or a Range in Yahoo! Mail

Moving Multiple Messages in Yahoo! Mail

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Yahoo! Mail makes it easy to act on (read, mark as read, delete, report as spam) more than one message in one go and offers more than one way to select multiple emails. It's a great time saver, if nothing else.

Select Multiple Messages in Yahoo! Mail

To select more than one email in Yahoo! Mail or Yahoo! Mail Classic for an action such as moving, flagging or marking as spam:

  • Select the check boxes next to each email that you want to select.
  • You can also click the message senders (in the From column) while holding down the Ctrl (Windows, Linux) or Command (Mac) key.

The second option does not work in Yahoo! Mail Classic.

Select a Range of Messages

To select consecutive emails in a Yahoo! Mail or Yahoo! Mail Classic folder:

  1. Check the box in front of the first message in the range.

  2. Hold down the Shift key.

  3. Check the box for the last message in the range.

    Using the Shift key to select all emails in Yahoo Mail.

Select All Messages or No Message

To toggle between selecting all messages and selecting none in Yahoo! Mail or Yahoo! Mail Classic:

  1. In the Inbox, at the top left side, select the dropdown menu next to the checkbox.

  2. You have a choice of selecting All, None, Read, Unread, Starred, or Unstarred to select emails.

    Selection options in Yahoo Mail.
  3. Depending on your selection will depend on which emails get checked.

    Selecting unread emails in Yahoo Mail.

This selects all messages in the folder in Yahoo! Mail, but only the messages visible on the current page in Yahoo! Mail Classic.