Searching for emails on Yahoo can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. This blog post will discuss how to search for emails using Yahoo’s built-in search tools. I’ll also show you some tricks that will help you narrow down your results and speed up the process of finding what you’re looking for.
You can search for emails in yahoo by using search filters, search operators, as well as combining the both. To search mails in yahoo, follow these steps:
- Login to your yahoo account.
- Tap/Click the search bar at the top of the Home Page.
- Enter the search term and tap or click the magnifying glass icon on your keyboard.
- Click one of the categories in the drop-down menu to narrow down your results and speed up the process.
Read this article till the end to learn all the processes.
Yahoo Mail At A Glance
Yahoo Mail as we all know is one of the most popular and widely used email services provided by Yahoo Inc. You can easily access Yahoo mail through any device like mobile, laptop or desktop, etc. With Yahoo mail, one can not only send and receive mails, but they also have the option to attach files of various types like doc, zip, etc. The company has recently launched its email service for all mobile operating systems like Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, etc.
So, if you haven’t registered for a Yahoo Mail account, then don’t wait any longer. Go ahead and visit the official website of yahoo mail to create your free email id!
How To Search For Mails In Yahoo?
I know the struggle of searching for that one important email among the hundreds of other emails in your inbox. It can be very frustrating, but do not worry! There are multiple ways to search for emails in Yahoo, depending on how you want your results to be displayed.
Searching By Using The Search Box
Searching mails in yahoo using the search box is a piece of cake. You can search and find emails using keywords, phrases, or even messages of your choice.
To search mails in yahoo through the “Search” bar, type what you want to find and hit enter. That’s it! Yahoo will display results for emails that match with the given terms/keywords/phrases within seconds. If there are too many displayed results, you can use some search filters to narrow your results. In the “Search” bar, click on the down arrow next to ‘All’ and choose from Contacts & more or All Mail.
In order to find a conversation in yahoo mail, type “@” followed by the username of the person with whom you have been conversing. The name will appear in the results if that person has been added to contacts.
Anyway, here is a simple step-wise guide for searching emails on yahoo:
- Login to your yahoo account.
- Click on the “Search” bar at the top of your inbox.
- Type what you want to find in your mails.
- Finally, tap/click the magnifying glass icon on the right of search bar.
Searching Mails Using Search Filters
Using search filters is another way to narrow down your Yahoo Mail Search. You can use different filters to find the emails you want. You can use filters like Received or Send, Subject, From, and To. You can also search for emails that contain specific words in the body of your mail. There are different conditions you can select to narrow down the results on your Yahoo Search page.
- you want to find mails sent by a particular person
You simply need to enter the name of the person in From or To, and Yahoo will do all the work for you.
- a specific date to search for mails sent before that day
You need to enter either a full date like “2016-02-25” or just a month and year like “February 2016”. You also have an option of entering any time of the day in the form of “25/02/2016 12:00”.
When you are searching for mails on Yahoo, it is always a good option to use more than one search filter. For example, if your mail subject contains specific words or phrases that will help you narrow down results easily. You can combine different filters for greater accuracy in search results.
Summarizing the process in steps:
- Firstly, select the drop-down arrow next to the “Search” bar.
- Select the “Search Filters” option.
- Enter the Condition (i.e., email address, subject, etc.) you want to search for in your mail.
- Select how Yahoo should treat this condition i.e., whether it is required or optional before searching for mails matching that condition
- Click on “Save Conditions.” You can also choose to remove the condition by clicking on “Remove Condition.”
Searching With Operators
You can use the Operators in Yahoo Mail Search to find emails matching specific criteria. The operators like OR, AND, and NOT are very useful here. You can also use parentheses to group operators together.
For example, if you want to search for emails containing the words “hello” or “world,” in either subject or body of your mail, you can search using the following Yahoo Search Operator: (“hello” OR world) AND (subject OR body). You will get results that contain any one of these two words in the subject or body of your mail, but not both.
Summarizing the process in steps:
- Firstly, select the drop down arrow next to “Search” bar.
- Select one of three options as per your requirement i.e., “Create New Search,” “Edit” or “Import and Export.”
- Type in your search term in the text box provided. You can enter multiple terms separated by commas (i.e., hello, world).
- You also have an option of using Boolean operators like OR, AND and NOT to get more specific results from Yahoo Mail Search.
Combining Search Terms And Operators
When you combine search terms and operators, the possibilities are endless! You can make your Yahoo Mail Search very specific by using operators like AND, OR, and NOT and filters like To, From, and Subject.
For example, if you want to search for emails from a particular sender only containing the word “hello” in either subject or body of your mail sent after February 2015, use an operator like AND between these terms:
AND (sender:”George”) AND Sent After:2015-02-01
However, don’t forget to use spaces to separate the filters from operators.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
I have included some of the most commonly asked questions that I received over the past week, grouped by topic.
How Do I Use OR In My Query Terms?
Include the OR between your query terms. I have tried searching with “red dress” or “black shoes” and both of those items returned in my results. Hope that helps.
How To Sort Yahoo Messages?
You can sort messages by sender, subject, or date. Click on the “Sort Messages” link in the menu bar at the top of your inbox page to sort messages according to the order of appearance during mail view.
Read How To Sort Yahoo Messages? to know more.
How To Block Emails?
You can block emails by clicking on the “More” menu then select “Block Sender.” You will no longer receive any email from that sender in your Yahoo inbox. Hope this helps!
Read How To Block Emails to know more.
In a nutshell, there are several ways to find your mail on Yahoo. Using the search box, you can use filters and terms or combine them both to narrow down on a specific set of information that will help you locate what exactly it is that you’re looking for.
If you have any further questions, feel free to comment and I’ll do my best to answer them as soon as possible.