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Folders to organize yahoo mails in Basic Yahoo Mail

How to Manage Folders in Yahoo Mail to Organize Emails

If you actively use yahoo mail as your primary webmail service, then obviously, you will get a lot of emails. Managing those emails is very tough without better means to group them. For managing, categorizing, and grouping the mails by ourselves, yahoo has provided the feature called folder. So, in this article, today, we will learn how to manage folders in yahoo mail to organize your emails.

A folder is a virtual space used to store emails and other folders(subcategories). The folder of yahoo mail is just like the folders on your computer. If you had no folders on your computer, your documents, programs will scatter everywhere. Likewise, if you don’t have a folder on your yahoo mail, your email will scatter everywhere in an unmanaged way. Yahoo has provided some basic functions to manage folder to organize Yahoo Mail, that is: create, delete and move the folder. Without any delay, let’s learn how to manage folders to organize Yahoo Mail.

Manage Folders and Subfolders in New Yahoo Mail – Desktop Browser

If you are confused with the term New Yahoo Mail, it is a new update of Yahoo Mail with more improved UI/UX design and more features. By default, when you log in to yahoo mail, the New Yahoo Mail is what you are seeing. Let us learn how to manage folders and subfolders in New Yahoo Mail.

Manage Folders in Yahoo Mail to Organize Emails

Folders to organize yahoo mails in new yahoo mail

Steps to Create a folder in New Yahoo Mail Using Desktop Browser

If you are using a desktop browser to create a folder in Yahoo Mail, then follow these steps:

  1. First, Log in to your yahoo email with correct credentials.
  2. On the left navigation bar, you will find the “+ New Folders” option. Click on the “+” icon.
  3. New Folder text will change into the input field. Type the desired name you want to give you your folder and click Enter
  4. There you go, you just created a new folder.

Steps to Create sub-folder in New Yahoo Mail

Assuming you have created a folder from by following our instructions from the above points. Let’s see how we create a subfolder (folder inside the folder).

  1. From the navigation menu on the left, hover on the folder inside which you want to create a subfolder.
  2. The dropdown icon will appear. Click on it, and a folder menu will appear.
  3. From the menu, click the “Create subfolder” item.
  4. A subfolder will be created just below that folder. Type the desired name and click Enter.

Steps to Rename Folder or Sub-Folder in New Yahoo Mail

  1. From the navigation menu on the left, hover on the folder which you want to rename.
  2. The dropdown icon will appear. Click on it, and a folder menu will appear.
  3. From the menu, click the “Rename folder” item.
  4. The Folder text will change into the input field. Type the desired name you want to give you your folder and click Enter
  5. The folder gets the new name.

Steps to Move Emails to Desired Folder in New Yahoo Mail

  1. Open your Yahoo Mail Inbox or the folder where the message you want to move is.
  2. Click the empty box to the left of the email you would like to move. The box gets checked after it is selected.
  3. Press the key d to open the Move menu.
  4. Select the desired folder from the menu where you want to move the mail.
  5. The conversation moved to <folder name> message will be displayed. The mail gets moved to the desired location.

Steps to Delete Folder or Sub-folder in New Yahoo Mail

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, hover on the folder which you want to delete.
  2. The dropdown icon will appear. Tap on it, and a folder menu will appear.
  3. Click the Delete folder option.
  4. The folder will get deleted

Note: To delete the folder, it should be empty.

Manage Folders in Yahoo Mail to Organize Emails using Mobile Browser

If you are using a mobile browser like safari, chrome to login to yahoo, then the design of yahoo mail is different than of Desktop Browser. Hence, the steps are also different. Let us learn how to manage folders and subfolders using Mobile Browser.

Folders to organize yahoo mails in mobile browser

Folders to organize yahoo mails in mobile browser

Steps to Create a folder in Using Mobile Browser

If you are using mobile to create a folder in Yahoo Mail, then follow these steps:

  1. First, Log in to your yahoo email with correct credentials.
  2. Tap on the hamburger menu on the top left of your mobile screen.
  3. On the left navigation bar, you will find the “+ Create new folder” option. Tap on that option.
  4. Create a new folder pop up will appear. Type in the name of a new folder and click the Save button.
  5. Tap on the OK button.
  6. Folder created confirmation message will come up on your screen.

Steps to Create sub-folder in Yahoo Mail Using Mobile Browser

Assuming you have created a folder from by following our instructions from the above points. Let’s see how we create a subfolder (folder inside the folder) using the Yahoo App.

  1. Tap on the hamburger menu on the top left of the screen; the left navigation menu will expand
  2. On the bottom of the navigation bar, you will see the folders. Tap on the folder inside which you want to create a subfolder.
  3. The folder will open. On the top right, Tap the three-dot (…) icon.
  4. Folder menu will expand, tap on Create subfolder.
  5. Type in the name of a new subfolder and click the Save button.
  6. Folder created confirmation message will be displayed briefly.

Steps to Rename Folder or Sub-Folder in Mobile Browser

  1. Tap on the hamburger menu on the top left of your screen; the left navigation menu will expand.
  2. On the bottom of the navigation bar, you will see the folders. Tap on the folder which you want to rename.
  3. The folder will open. On the top right, click the three-dot (…) icon.
  4. Folder menu will expand, tap on Rename.
  5. Type in the new name you want to give to your folder and click the Save button.
  6. Folder <Old Name> renamed to <New Name> message will be displayed briefly.

Steps to Move Emails to Desired Folder in Yahoo Mobile Browser

  1. Open your Yahoo Mail Inbox or the folder where the message you want to move is.
  2. Tap the empty box to the left of the email you’d like to move. The box gets checked after it is selected.
  3. The menu will appear on the bottom of the screen.
  4. Tap on Move to icon
  5. Select the desired folder from the move menu where you want to move the mail.
  6. Message move to <folder name> message name will be displayed.

Steps to Delete Folder or Sub-folder in Yahoo Mobile Browser

  1. Tap on the hamburger menu on the top left of your screen; the left navigation menu will expand.
  2. On the bottom of the navigation bar, you will see the folders. Tap on the folder which you want to delete.
  3. The folder will open. On the top right, click the three-dot (…) icon.
  4. Folder menu will expand, tap on Delete.
  5. Folder deleted confirmation message will be displayed briefly.
  6. The folder g deleted.

Note: To delete the folder, it must be empty.

Manage Folders in Yahoo Basic Mail to Organize Emails (Classic View) 

The Yahoo Basic Mail or Classic Mail is a simple graphics and HTML version of Yahoo, which means it does not cost high bandwidth or high-speed internet for it to load. Nowadays yahoo by default loads the New Yahoo Mail, but if you want to switch to Yahoo Basic Mail here are the steps:

  • On the top right section of the Yahoo Mail, click the Settings link (gear icon) and click on “… More Settings” link.
  • From More Settings page, click the Switch to classic mail.

Let us learn how to manage folders and subfolders in Yahoo Basic Mail.

Folders to organize yahoo mails in Basic Yahoo Mail

Folders to organize yahoo mails in Basic Yahoo Mail

Steps to Create a folder in Yahoo Basic Mail

If you are using yahoo basic mail to create a folder in Yahoo Mail, then follow these steps:

  1. First, Log in to your yahoo email with correct credentials.
  2. On the left navigation bar, you will find the “+ New Folders” option. Click on it.
  3. You will be redirected to the Edit Folders section. 
  4. On Add folder input field, Enter the folder name and click Add button.
  5. There you go, you just created a new folder.

Steps to Create sub-folder in Yahoo Basic Mail

Yahoo Basic mail doesn’t allow the feature to create subfolders.  To create a subfolder, you have to switch to new yahoo mail and follow the steps mentioned above. To switch to new yahoo mail, just click on “Switch to the newest Yahoo Mail” link on the top right.

Steps to Rename Folder in Yahoo Basic Mail

  1. First, Log in to your yahoo email with correct credentials.
  2. From the navigation menu on the left, click on the edit button next to the Folder option.
  3. You will be redirected to the Edit Folders section.
  4. Click on the Rename button, which you can find on the right-hand side.
  5. On the Rename folder input field, Enter the folder name and click OK button.
  6. There you go. You just renamed the folder.

Steps to Move Emails to Desired Folder in Yahoo Basic Mail

  1. Open your Yahoo Mail Inbox or the folder where the message you want to move is.
  2. Click the empty box to the left of the email you’d like to move. The box gets checked after it is selected.
  3. From Actions dropdown, select the desired folder where you want to move the mail.
  4. Click on the Apply button to move your emails to the folder you selected.

Steps to Delete Folder or Sub-folder in Yahoo Basic Mail

  1. First, Log in to your yahoo email with correct credentials.
  2. From the navigation menu on the left, click on the edit button next to the Folder option.
  3. You will be redirected to the Edit Folders section.
  4. Click on the Delete button, which you can see on the right-hand side.
  5. “Are you sure you want to delete <Folder Name> ?” message will appear, click OK button.
  6. There you go, you have successfully deleted your folder on your Yahoo Basic mail.

Note: To delete the folder, it must be empty.

Manage Folders in Yahoo Mail to Organize Emails Using Yahoo Mobile Application

If you are using the Android/IOS Yahoo mail application, then follow these steps to manage Folders and Subfolder using yahoo mobile application. Let us learn how to manage folders and subfolders using Yahoo Mobile Application.

Folders to organize yahoo mails in Yahoo Mobile App

Folders to organize yahoo mails in Yahoo Mobile App

Steps to Create a folder in Using Yahoo Application

If you are using Yahoo Application to create a folder in Yahoo Mail, then follow these steps:

  1. First, Log in to your Yahoo email with correct credentials.
  2. Tap on the Inbox icon from the bottom right corner of your footer menu. A huge menu will expand.
  3. From that menu, tap on the “Create new folder” option.
  4. Create a new folder pop up will appear — type in the name of a new folder and tap on the OK button.
  5. Look into your menu list, the folder will be on the list of folders,

Steps to Create sub-folder in Yahoo App

Assuming you have created a folder from by following our instructions from the above points. Let’s see how we create a subfolder (folder inside the folder) using the Yahoo App.

  1. Tap on the Home Email button (inbox icon) from the bottom right corner of your footer menu. A menu will expand on your screen.
  2. From that menu, tap and hold on the folder inside which you want subfolder to be created. The Edit folder menu will appear.
  3. From the Edit folder, click on Create subfolder option.
  4. Create a new subfolder pop up will appear — type in the name of a new subfolder and tap on the OK button.
  5. The new subfolder will be displayed on the menu.

Steps to Rename Folder or Sub-Folder in New Yahoo Mail

  1. Tap on the Home Email button (inbox icon) from the footer menu. A huge menu will expand.
  2. From that menu, tap and hold on the folder inside which you want subfolder to be created. The Edit folder menu will appear.
  3. From the Edit folder, click on the Rename option.
  4. Rename folder pop up will appear — type in the new name of a folder and tap on the OK button.
  5. The new folder name will be displayed on the menu.

Steps to Move Emails to Desired Folder in Yahoo Application

  1. Open your Yahoo Mail Inbox or the folder where the message you want to move is.
  2. Tap and hold the mail you would like to move. The checked checkbox will appear on the left of the mail.
  3. Tap on the Move button from the bottom horizontal menu. A move this conversation menu will appear.
  4. Tap the desired folder from the move menu where you want to move the mail.
  5. Message move to <folder name> message name will be displayed.

Steps to Delete Folder or Sub-folder in Yahoo Mail Application

  1. Tap on the inbox icon from the footer menu. A huge menu will expand.
  2. From that menu, tap and hold on the folder inside which you want subfolder to be created. The Edit folder menu will appear.
  3. From the Edit folder, click on the Delete option.
  4. Delete folder pop up will appear. Tap on the OK button.
  5. There you go you have successfully deleted your Folder from Yahoo Mail App

Note: To delete the folder, it must be empty.

If you still have queries on how to manage folder in yahoo mail, then you can ask for help on Yahoo help or leave us some comments below.

Even though these tasks may look very simple and not necessary, managing emails can drastically reduce the time you spend on your emails. Especially if you are an administrator or a CEO who gets a lot of emails from the client, then this email management technique can make your life easier.

If you are interested in more advanced techniques to manage emails, then you should check the article on “How to Set up Filter / Create Rule in Yahoo Mail.” Filters are set a rule for email you receive from a specific place or any people so that all your emails get filtered as per the rule specified by the user.