You used to be able to "filter" emails straight from the body of the email. Now there's not an option for that. Instead you have to open the settings, create a filter, going back and forth to the actual message to create the filter. Bring back the option of "filter emails like this" in the body of the email.
Filters should be easily accessible. Bring it back. You are forcing changes on us that nobody likes. I am wasting too much time going to settings and creating a filter when it was on top of each email. I'm ready to leave yahoo!
"Filter emails like this" feature was essential. Bring it back! Please allow one filter to contain numerous "from" email addresses. I need to have all my retail discount offers in one folder. I should be able to sort filters by various things. Nice to sort them in order of importance but I should also be able to alphabetize them and I should be able to sort them by date added, etc. This is such a basic feature for email in 2019, bring it all back!!!!
Mail Team, you are not understanding the filtering issue at all. Instead of creating filter on 1 screen with all the info needed is visible, we now have to click & click to get to the filter ability with no info visible on that screen. If you would just try it, you would understand.
Aaron Ross commented
You have to be aware how much email spam clogs up everyone's inbox these days. Being able to easily filter emails is MANDATORY. The process defined at your "helpful link" is so absurd and manually time consuming that I'm just done with it. Whoever signed off on this user experience should be fired, and fixing this should be much higher priority than 31st. You're losing customers.
(5) please add a way to OR terms in the filter settings so I can reduce the number of filters I have (like indeed.com|monster.com|careerbuilder|etc|etccc|etccccc would send emails that match any of these strings into my 1-jobhunt folder)
(1) add a create filter menu option in lots of places while viewing emails to easily add filter from selected email's address
(2) when I rename a folder, update all the filters to use the new name. I use numbers to sort my folders (1-work, 2-school, 3-sports, 99-couponsSalesGroupon, etc), and sometimes I rename them in order to resort.... that breaks all my filters that sort mail into these
(3) the filter [move up] [move down] and [delete] buttons should not scroll of the screen, they should always be visible even when I am down at the bottom of my filter list
(4) some way to sort through the filters, I have numerous duplicates because sometimes they just stop working so I tried to re-create a new one
Plamen Nikolov commented
The SPAM filter is NOT working AT ALL!!!! And you want me to even consider paying for this service!? REALLY!?!?!?
Bill Ries-Knight commented
Make it possible to create a mail filter easy to sort, and allow for deletion of many eamils at the same time from a search. Features in Gmail since forever.
There is a reason I don't use Yahoo mail for much.. it is awkward and no fun to manage hundreds of emails per day. So I don't let them come to the easily hacked yahoo Mail.
Not exactly a filter per se - but more of a background process that continually runs...
this way i can specify that all my coupons older than one month are auto deleted (or moved to trash)
Or that some of the articles that come from various trade journals and groups i belong to are auto deleted (or sent to trash after 180 days)
FILTERS: Allow to filter by age of email. So im sure like most people i have a folder for 'coupons' and another for 'online journal articles', these folders often have > 2000 messages in them, it would be awesome if there was a way i can add a filter to take the all emails in a folder (or some sort of regular expression on subject, sender, content etc...) and program the filter it to throw away all messages older than a time period i specify.
example - in my 'coupons' folder filter so it throws-out/moves all emails in which the emails are over 14 days old to trash can (or some other folder i specify)
example 2 - in my 'journal' folder filter so it throws-out/moves all emails in which the emails are over 6 months (180 days) old to trash can (or some other folder i specify)
Garry Deakin commented
In the older version of mail, you used to be able to right click on a message, and create a filter from that message.
Right click doesnt seem to give any options now.
Jason Tarlowe commented
Filter Yahoo mail search results by mailbox in Andriod app. Like if I do a search I can search just Inbox
T.L. and D.F. Grimes commented
Filters should, absolutely should, alphabetize automatically!!
S Tinkey commented
I have a lot of filters but the need to be sorted. Manually sorting is not worth the time it takes since you can't see where the filter you're sorting is going. I would like to see a way to sort my filters alphabetically. Also would like to see a faster way to get to the filter creation.
Taryn Lovelace commented
I have a million filters and it's difficult to find them - like, do I already have one for all the offers I get from Old Navy or not? I saw someone request a search function, which would be great, but I would love and maybe prefer the option to sort them alphabetically.
I am having this problem too. If Yahoo's algorithms can't weed out spam and fake email accounts, we can. But not if our tools keep getting yanked out from under us.
Terri Devlin commented
Put the filtering option back to the way it was. It worked perfectly, simply and easily. Why change it? Bad programming!!!
Return to filters to automatically file emails.
lokesh rajwani commented
I receive so many junk/bogus emails in the Inbox. I like to filter them out each of them and directly sent to Trash. Unsubscribing doesn't help, I still receive the emails.
Now the problem is I have to create one filter for every such junk mailer,
What I need to do now is create multiple filters for each junkmailer, like:
Filter1: From contains junkmailer1 -> sent to Trash
Filter2: From contains junkmailer2 -> sent to Trash
Filter3: From contains junkmailer3 -> sent to Trash
Would really appreciate if I there's a provision for making one filter rule for all the above (using comma separated words)
What I want is club similar functionality and allow us to create one single filter (which basically sends the matched emails to Trash)
From contains "junkmailer1, junkmailer2, junkmailer3" -> sent to Trash