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How to Set up Filter / Create Rule in Yahoo Mail

Is Yahoo Mail account the primary email service that you use for your business purpose? Do you get a lot of emails daily or get spam messages, notification, and subscription messages? These unwanted emails take over your inbox and will make a mess to your mailbox. If you are one of those people, don’t worry we have got your back. Today in this article, we are going to guide you on how to set up a filter in Yahoo Mail or set a rule for email you receive from a specific place or any people so that all your emails are in one place.

Spam messages, or any unwanted messages takeover your mailbox and move your important emails down on the list making the emails hidden from your sight. So, in such situations, you can either block an unauthorized email address or unwanted emails, or you can create a filter/set a rule in Yahoo Mail. Setting up a filter in yahoo can separate filtered emails to a folder grouping them together in one place. When you create a filter based on specific criteria, you can also manually move all the related messages into a folder, archives, or the trash.

So, without further ado, let’s move to the steps by step procedure to create a filter or set rule in Yahoo Mail, I am writing this guide with an example so that it will be helpful for you to understand and set up a filter in Yahoo Mail.

How to Set up Filter in Yahoo Mail?

  1. Go to any web browser you are using.
  2. Enter URL Yahoo.com
  3. Log in using the email address and password.
  4. Now click on the Mail icon, which is in the upper right corner of your screen.
  5. Next, click on the Gear icon that’s at the upper right corner of your Mailbox, this will open up the setting drop-down menu.
  6. Now, scroll down the settings drop-down menu and click on the …More settings.
  7. From the settings page look for Filters on the left sidebar and Now click on the Filters from the lists.
  8. Now click on the Add New Filter from the Filters Settings.
  9. Once you click on the add new filters a form will appear on the view page of the filter page where you will have to give in the detail about the filter.
    I have provided the detail information or let’s say guide on how to fill up the filter form right after the steps completes. so, if you have any problems regarding the form follow the steps written in the example below.
  10. Fill (Filter name>Setup rules>Choose a folder to move to). Finally, click on the Save button.

You have successfully created a filter and set rules for a filter message.

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Example of How to Fill up Forms to set up Filter in Yahoo Mail.

After you follow the steps on how to create a filter in the filter, now, I will guide you on how to fill-up the form before clicking on the Save button.

  1. The first information you need to fill up is a Filter name in a text area for the filter name “Type a filter name.” Now you can give any random name for the filter.
  2. Then the second information you have to fill up is set rules, where you can see different subheadings to fill the information.
    Now under From drop-down menu, select any filter criterion and provide an email address of the sender (for example, [email protected]); make sure the Match case is not checked.
    To receive your email and send it to your alternative address, put your alternative address in the text field under To/CC.
    Under Subject, select the option contains the list. And type the main keyword in the text field that might be important such as (Yahoo mail); if you enter Yahoo Mail in the text field then, all the email messages containing Yahoo Mail get the filter and saved in the folder you choose.
    Now, move the messages you filter, it can be moved to a folder. For example, you can select folder name (inbox) or any from the list, and even you can make your folder by giving a name in the Folder name
  3. Finally, after you fill up all the sections from the form, you can click the Save button to set a rule.

How to Edit created Filters in Yahoo Mail?

  1. Go to any web browser you are using.
  2. Type Yahoo.com, to redirect to the Yahoo login.
  3. Log in using the email address and password.
  4. Now click on the Mail icon, which is in the right corner of your screen.
  5. You will see the gear icon as settings. Click on the Gear icon.
  6. When settings open, scroll down and click on the …More settings.
  7. You will see a list of settings. Now click on the Filters from the lists.
  8. Now, select the filter name you want to edit. You will see the Edit filter just right side.
  9. After that, edit the information in the text field likewise, you fill-up the form while creating.
  10. After you finish editing, click on the Save button to save the change.

Now you have successfully edited the filter that you have created.

How to Delete a Filter in Yahoo Mail?

If you think to create a filter in Yahoo Mail is not essential for your email service and if you get fewer messages and it’s your personal account where you have selective people then you can delete the filtered after you set the rule. To delete your filter in Yahoo Mail, follow the following steps mentioned below;

  1. Go to any web browser.
  2. Go to Yahoo.com
  3. Log in using the email address and password.
  4. Now click on the Mail icon.
  5. After you click on the Mail icon, you will see the gear icon. Click on the Gear icon.
  6. When settings open, scroll down and click on the …More settings.
  7. After you click on the more settings, you will see a list of settings. Now click on the Filters from the lists.
  8. When you click on the Filters, on the left side of your screen you will see Add New Filter and just right to it there is a trash icon. Select the filter you want to delete and click on the trash icon.
  9. Now to confirm the deletion, click on the Delete button.

Now you will see a message on your screen in the middle of the page, ” Message filter has successfully saved.

Conclusion

Now you can create a folder for important messages or spam messages to group them in the same folder and set up a filter in Yahoo Mail or set a rule for email you receive by following the steps mentioned above. It will manage your inbox like a furnished home (haha!!). I hope you will be able to follow the step easily. If you have any questions and doubts regarding steps then, you can feel free and leave a comment in the comment section below we will try to provide an answer to your question. Thank you!

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