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Yahoo Mail - The Fine Art of Managing Email Filters

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Yahoo Mail - The Fine Art of Managing Email Filters

Create up to 1000 filters in Yahoo Mail that will route incoming messages within your Yahoo mailbox. You can direct unwanted emails to the Trash or another folder of your choice.


To get started, Mouse over the Settings icon and select Settings.


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  1. Click Filters (As shown below)
  2. Click Add.
  3. Enter a Filter Name.

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  1. Enter the filter criteria.
  2. Select a folder to deliver the affected emails to or select New Folder to create a new one.     
  3. Click Save

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Please note: A new filter only impacts future emails you receive, not existing ones already in your account.


The order of your filters matters:

  • Filters are prioritized from the top down.
  • If two filters can apply to the same email, the top filter will be used.
  • Move filters up or down by selecting the filter and clicking the up or down arrow.


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  • A filter will use all of the rules you define to determine which mail to filter.
  • If you want to filter all messages that either contain criteria A or criteria B, create 2 filters.


Problems with filters? - Check out how to fix most filter issues.


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