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Why on earth do you not ALLOW SEARCH to SEARCH THE SPAM FOLDER..!??

Everyone knows that some appropriate, desired emails (often FROM PEOPLE IN OUR CONTACT LISTS!) get into the Spam folder by mistake (even though the filter does a very good job overall).
The lack of ability to SEARCH the Spam folder is RIDICULOUS!-- and how long has it been this way.? -- FOREVER!!
WHEN you add this obvious ability, is there a way that you can make wanted emails easier to find.?? (rather than having to search a specific person or organisation): e.g., have search modifier buttons, such as "search spam for emails that have more than 'x' number of characters" in them (as much spam is very short); perhaps 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 characters etc. Also, search emails from dot.org. Obviously search emails with certain keywords or senders.
THANK you.!

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    Mark ButterfieldMark Butterfield shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    GabriellaGabriella shared a merged idea: Important emails in SPAM - not searchable or sortable by sender  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: i want to search only in the spam folder. the advanced search does not allow me to pick spam folder in the dropdown  ·   · 
    NeilNeil shared a merged idea: Enable search in SPAM folder  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Allow searching in Spam Folder  ·   · 
    BenBen shared a merged idea: it has been long time feature that yahoo mail missing - search for emails in spam folder. or please tell me the solution you have so far  ·   · 
    a1skatesa1skates shared a merged idea: All my important emails are going straight to my spam folder. There needs to be a search in Spam if this is permanent.  ·   · 
    Bob FBob F shared a merged idea: the spam folder needs to be searchable  ·   · 
    B MatthiesB Matthies shared a merged idea: Enable search in SPAM folder  ·   · 
    EngelbetEngelbet shared a merged idea: I cannot search in the spam mail box  ·   · 

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      • jleslie48jleslie48 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        follow up. mail won't let me delete a folder with emails in it. there is no easy way to empty the mostlikelyspam folder, but there is a one button push to label them read, so its easy to mark old most likely spam and dead.

      • jleslie48jleslie48 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've figured out a workaround !!! well its a 99.999% solution at least.

        1) make a new folder lets call it mostlikelyspam
        2) in options -> settings -> filter as the very last filter (filters work in the order they are listed) make a new filter that moves any email where the "to" field has the character "." to the the folder mostlikelyspam
        3) save the new filters.

        in this way all of your emails will follow the filters as normal and as long as any email has at least a dot in it (or some other character from your legitimate email address) i will be in the replacement to the spam folder. This new folder is now searchable. emptying it will be a bit difficult by I bet you can delete it and recreate it to do that.

      • Sarcastic SammySarcastic Sammy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wait a minute people. Why on earth would you want to search your spam folder?? The Yahoo! spam filter is flawless and only filters mail that it knows you will never ever need.

      • BobenatorBobenator commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ppp I agree ... please give us search in spam folder. ddd No spam selection logic is ever likely to be perfect. Even the most elegant spam selection tool is going to make mistakes and non-spam is going to end up in spam folders. A solution for reliably searching the spam folder is an extremely valuable tool to help users mitigate that problem when it does occur. Please implement a solution for search in spam folder. (I definitely do not envy the folks who have to read all these hostile messages ... assuming anyone does. I have a pretty bad temper and for sure I have called Yahoo! Mail and every other IT product under the sun some horrible names in the privacy of my own mind and home. But this is supposed to be the place where we suggest improvement ... folks, maybe some time spent at a punching bag will help you vent steam a lot better than posting some grumpy text here. How often do you pay attention to someone's suggestion when they just finished calling you incompetent?)

      • jleslie48jleslie48 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "ecause the programmers are incompetent." that can't be it. you used to be able to search the spam folder,

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The reason they do not include this is because the programmers are incompetent. How else can you explain why yahoo mail is bad and getting worse, not better.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is by far the worst "feature" ! This combined with the crappiest ever SPAM engine (selects messages that are coming from emails in the Contact folder), renders Yahoo! Mail almost un-useable !
        FIX THIS ASAP !!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Every day Yahoo! is putting valid e-mail into my spam folder. I have to go through it at least three times daily because important e-mail and paid subscriptions are going to disappear. I also requested that you NEVER clear out my spam folder no matter how many pieces are in it and you don't seem to give a hoot. This is costing me money.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yahoo Mail used to have this feature, for some reason it's been removed. Like everything else, useful features always get removed from new versions.

      • jleslie48jleslie48 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        the real issue is false positives on spam, if someone says they emailed me, I don't get it god forbid I want to check my spam folder to see if it ended up in there. I get close to 2000 spam emails a day with the word "diet" or "viagra" in it.

      • gabegabe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think this is a critical feature. If you accidentally send something to spam good luck finding it. Also, it is way to easy to mark mail as spam on the mobile app which is the real reason I was here, but I guess I can support this effort as well.

      • Mark ButterfieldMark Butterfield commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh, and Yahoo: THE "LIKE" BUTTON ISN'T WORKING HERE: Can't see the whole comment box, so no 'send'/'done' button available. Yeesh

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Once an email landed in the spam folder, it's very difficult to find it. Being able to search spam folder is one of the features missing in the new Yahoo mail, please restore it.

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