How To Create Folders in Yahoo Mail

If you use Yahoo as your primary email provider, then you need to know how to create folders in Yahoo Mail so you can organize your mailbox. We will help you create them through the Yahoo app or with Clean Email, a mailbox management solution with robust features.

Folders Help Organize Your Mailbox

There are many instances where you need to hold onto emails. However, if you keep them all in your inbox, you end up with a huge mess that’s hard to sort through. This is why many mail providers let you add folders.

With folders, you can save specific messages and easily recall them when needed. Folders also let you file messages based on criteria that make sense to you, much like filing papers in a filing cabinet. However, each email provider uses a different setup, so there’s no universal step-by-step guide that tells you how to add folders for any inbox.

That being said, you can learn how to add a folder in Yahoo Mail quite easily, whether you’re using webmail or a mobile app.

How To Create A New Folder In Yahoo

As you learn how to customize Yahoo, you will likely want to create folders in Yahoo so you can filter Yahoo emails. Creating a new folder in Yahoo isn’t hard. As we will explore below, there are multiple ways to do so.

How to add a folder in Yahoo Mail web service

If you wish to create a folder in Yahoo webmail, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your mailbox on the web.
  2. From your inbox, select + New Folder in the left side menu.
  3. Select + New Folder in the left side menuSelect + New Folder in the left side menu
  4. Name the new folder.
  5. Press Enter to save it.

Once you create custom folders, you can move messages into those folders as a way to organize Yahoo emails. If you later decide you don’t need a folder you previously created, you can learn how to delete folders in Yahoo.

Create Yahoo folders with the Clean Email app

Although you can make new folders in Yahoo Mail, it takes time to migrate messages into these folders. Clean Email makes this process much easier, as you can move an entire group of messages and create a folder simultaneously. Here’s how:

  1. Launch the Clean Email app.
  2. In the left panel, scroll down to Mailboxes, then select All Mail.
  3. Find a message group from a sender you wish to file into a new folder.
  4. Select the message group.
  5. From the menu options at the bottom of the screen, select More → Move.
  6. A new screen will appear to select a folder.
  7. Click the drop-down menu, then start typing what you’d like to name it.
  8. Click Create [New folder’s name].
  9. Click Confirm to make the new folder.

💡 Note: Once you add folders in Yahoo using Clean Email, you can create an Auto Clean rule to move emails to a folder in Yahoo Mail automatically. Just choose the message you wish to automate, click Create Rule at the action bar, apply the Move to folder action, and choose the folder you wish to move these items to. Once you create the rule, messages from this sender will automatically go into the folder you selected.

How to create folders in Yahoo Mail on iPhone

If you use Yahoo on your iPhone, you can also add folders in the mobile app.

  1. Open your Yahoo app for iOS.
  2. Tap on the Inbox icon in the lower left corner. This will open a menu.
  3. Scroll to the Folders section of the menu (it will be at the bottom). Tap on Create New Folder.
  4. Tap on Create New FolderTap on Create New Folder
  5. A new screen will appear to name the folder. Enter what you want to label this folder.
  6. Tap Save to create it with the name you specified.

Create folders in Yahoo on Android phone

If you use Yahoo on your Android phone, you can also add folders in the mobile app.

  1. Open your Yahoo app for Android.
  2. Tap on the Inbox icon in the lower left corner. This will open a menu.
  3. Scroll to the Folders section of the menu (it will be at the bottom).
  4. Tap on Create New Folder.
  5. A new screen will appear to name the folder.
  6. Tap OK to create the folder with the name you specified.

Get The Most Out of Your Yahoo Inbox With Clean Email

As you can see, it’s easy to make folders in Yahoo. However, even if you know how to use Yahoo effectively, the email provider doesn’t offer many other features to help you with mailbox management. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive solution to help you filter emails, keep out clutter, and automate routine inbox tasks, then you should check out Clean Email.

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For example, the app’s Unsubscriber feature can pause subscription emails, complete unsubscribe requests on your behalf, or stop mail you don’t want to see.

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Also, the Smart Folders feature organizes your emails into “smart bundles” based on specific things the messages share. Once messages are sorted in this way, you can easily clear out what you don’t need.

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If you want to quickly sort messages once you add folders in Yahoo, then you can use Auto Clean to establish automation. Other tools, like Cleaning Suggestions, Privacy Monitor, and Screener make it easy for those with little time on their hands to organize their mailbox and keep things secure.

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The app works with all IMAP-based email providers. You can easily access it on Mac, iOS, and Android devices, and on the web. Most importantly, Clean Email respects your privacy and will always keep your personal data safe. We adhere to strict electronic, physical, and managerial procedures to safeguard all of your information, and you can read more about our Privacy Policy here.


FAQs

Can you create folders in Yahoo Mail?

Yes, you can do this through webmail or the mobile app. You just need to go to your inbox, then use the Create New Folder button to get started.

Where are the folders in Yahoo Mail?

Their exact location depends on whether you are using Yahoo webmail or the mobile app. However, they are typically in the left menu bar.

How to create subfiles in Yahoo Mail folders?

Once you make a folder in Yahoo, you can click the down arrow to the right of that folder and select Create subfolder to add a subfile.

Why can't I create a new folder in Yahoo Mail?

If you cannot make a new folder in Yahoo, you may have reached the limit on how many folders you can create. You may also need to check your settings, especially if you are trying to add a folder from a mobile device.

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