How to Use Yahoo Mail Keyboard Shortcuts

Compose, delete, and find messages faster in Yahoo Mail

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Yahoo Mail supports keyboard shortcuts that make it possible to compose, delete, and search for messages without using your mouse. Whether you're a Windows or Mac user, mastering Yahoo Mail keyboard shortcuts will make staying on top of your email much more manageable.

Instructions in this article apply to the standard web version of Yahoo Mail. Yahoo Mail Basic does not support keyboard shortcuts.

Yahoo Mail Inbox and Folder Shortcuts

The following shortcuts are available while viewing your inbox or the contents of a folder.

If you are using a Mac, replace Ctrl with Command in all Yahoo Mail keyboard shortcuts.

Action Keyboard Shortcut

Start a new email message

Check for new Yahoo Mail messages M
Check for new mail across all accounts Shift + M
Select all emails Ctrl + A
Search S

Message Shortcuts

These shortcuts are available while viewing messages or when messages are selected from a list.

Action Keyboard Shortcut

Reply to sender

Delete the message Del
Reply to all A
Forward message F

Mark message as read

Mark message as unread Shift + K
Flag message for follow-up L
Remove existing flag from the message Shift + L

Print the message

Search for text inside a message Ctrl + F
Go to the next occurrence (while searching) Enter
Move the message D +  use the arrow keys to select the desired target folder and press Enter, or type the number for the corresponding folder

Shortcuts for Composing Messages

These shortcuts are available while composing a message.

Action Keyboard Shortcut


Ctrl + Enter
Save as draft Ctrl + S
Attach a file Ctrl + Shift + U

Underline highlighted text

Ctrl + U
Italicize highlighted text Ctrl + I
Make highlighted text bold Ctrl + B
Highlight all text Ctrl + A