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Well, talking about filters, we all receive lots of emails every day. Organizing them in prioritizing manner, which one needs our attentions first, are the work of the filters. Yahoo mails have a built in filtering system that allows you to automatically separate incoming mails into corresponding folder that has a high priority. At the same time you also have a facility provided by yahoo that you can put unsolicited emails to a junk or spam folder. This will really help you and will make your life easier, especially if you get hundreds of emails in a day.


In this blog, we have mentioned certain steps which help you to create yahoo mail filters. So let’s create filters in yahoo mail…

Step1.Login to your Yahoo mail Account.

Step2. Create a new folder. On the left panel of the screen, you can find a “Folders” menu, click on it and it will show all your current folders. Click on the icon beside it to create new folder.

Step3. Name the new folder. Just give a name to that folder, make sure that it short but descriptive.

Step4. Create more folders. Repeat steps as needed.

Part2. Adding Filters.

Step1. Go to “settings”. There is the icon named as settings on the right side corner. Click it and choose “settings”.

Step2. Go to “filters” on settings menu, click on filters from the left panel.

Step3. View existing filters. The filter screen will display all your current filters. Click on one to see what rules are built inside filters.

Step4. Add a filter. Click on add button found on top.

Step5. Name the filter. Put a unique name to that filter that will be short as well as descriptive.

Part3. Configuring Filters.

Step1. Set the filters rules. Define the term that filter will looking for. Parameters that can be set include the following.

1. Sende

2. Recipient

3. Subject

4. Email body.

Step2. Identify the destination folder. This is the folder where emails that pass the filters rules will go. Select the set folder from drop down list.

Step3. Save your changes that you have done. Click on the save button once you are done with.

Step4. Create filters in yahoo mail. Repeat steps to create additional filters. But one thing you will make sure about that these filters complement, not contradict, one another.

Step5. Sort all filters. Use up and down arrow icons to sort your filters.

Step6. Exit


There are many benefits of yahoo mail filters. Filtering in yahoo mail allows you…

• Separate incoming mails into corresponding folders.

• You can put your email in separate folders that has a high priority.

• You can put unwanted emails on the junk or spam folders at that same time.

• This will make your life easier.

• You can get rid of messing the things.


Here are some steps given that you have to follow for editing the filters.

Step1. Select a filter. From the list of existing filter select one which you would like to edit and click on it.

Step2. Edit a filter. Click on the edit button to enter the modification on the screen.

Step3. Change the name of the filter. The first field is the filter name. You may edit the name in the existing field.

Step4. Change the sender rule. The first rule is for the sender. Do it accordingly.

Step5. Change the recipient rule. It is the rule for the recipient. You have to select the condition from the drop down list with the option of contains, “does not contain”, “begins with” and “end with”. Input the value according.

Step6. Change the subject rule. The third rule is for the subject.

Step7. Change the email body rule. Last rule is for email body.

Step8. Change the destination folder. It will fix up the destination.

Step9. Save the filter. Click on the save button to save the changes you have made.


There are some steps to follow.

Step1. Select a filter. From the list select a filter which you want to remove/delete.

Step2. Delete/ remove a filter. Click on remove button to delete a filter.

This is how you can create a filter in yahoo mail, delete a filter in yahoo mail or edit a filter in yahoo mail.

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