Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Set Up OR Filters in Yahoo Mail Filter messages that meet one of multiple criteria in Yahoo Mail by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on November 22, 2019 Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail Tweet Share Email By default, filters in Yahoo Mail are AND filters, which means that they combine all specified criteria when filtering incoming messages. If you prefer to send messages that meet just one of several criteria to a specified folder, set up OR filters in Yahoo Mail using a workaround. Instructions in this article apply to the standard web version of Yahoo Mail. It is also possible to edit filters in the Yahoo Mail app for Android via the Settings menu. Yahoo Mail AND Filters vs. OR Filters In Yahoo Mail, it's possible to set up filters that route incoming mail to designated folders. While you can set up a single filter for messages that are from a certain sender AND have a specific subject, you can't make a filter for messages that are from a certain sender OR have a specific subject. To create OR filters, combe two regular filters. For example, set up a filter for a certain sender, make another filter for a specific subject, then instruct both filters to move messages to the same folder. That way, messages with the specified sender or subject (or both) show up in the target folder automatically. How to Create an OR Mail Rule Using Two Filters To make an OR filter in Yahoo Mail using the workaround: Select the Gear icon at the top of the Yahoo Mail window. Select More Settings. Select Filters. Select Add new filters. In the Set rules section, select the drop-down menus to specify the first criterion for the filter. In the Choose a folder to move to section, select the folder you want to move the message to whenever the filter is applied. Select Save. Repeat the steps above to make a second filter using the second criterion. Direct the second filter to the same folder as the first filter, then save it. Add single-criterion filters for as many OR conditions as you need.