Make creation of Filters easy and user friendly. One should be able to filter messages for easy organization of inboxes
you need to make buttons for acessing filtering emails easy and sorting and moving folders around.
Neil Heydon-Dumbleton commented
why has yahoo done nothing about making it easy to add filters - the current set up in the new improved mailbox is positively archaic
John Maddison commented
Right-Click on an email to add its address as a filter. Current workflow is very clumsy, cut/paste, multiple mouse-clicks.
Additionally filters do not always execute, sometimes mail is left in the Inbox and not moved to the folder specified by the filter.
Also "Tags" are a much nicer way to categorize emails, the Filters/Folders concept is a bit too rigid in comparison
Rachel Cramer commented
filters should be something you can access from the inbox or email directly
you should be able to nest them so that all communication from a site or organization can go into the same folder
and you should be able to have more than one "from" or "cc" on one filter - for instance i have several companies i receive coupons from, i would much rather add several senders to one filter instead of having to create a dozen filters that all go to the same folder, and this needs to be an "add to current filter" option not a cut and paste thing.
basically you have added to many steps to the process and not given us enough options
Luke Olds commented
Make it easier and stop deleting my filters randomly.
Item #1: Adding a Filter it's NOT use friendly at all. as of Nov2018, have to copy the email address, click Settings and keep clicking away, add the filter finally. FILTER should be a button on the email page like it use to be. Item#2 to difficult to sort filtered items especially when you have pages of it; clicking up/down arrow dozens of time is ridiculous. It should be to easy to a) move filters around b) have an option to click and sort them by Name or when created for example.
Lauren Glackin commented
A list of ideas that would make filters easier to use:
1. An easier way to get to the "Filters" list / edit page. (Currently it's a 3 click process after loading the inbox - user clicks gear at top right, user clicks "More Settings", then user has to click into the "Filters" tab on the settings page.)
2. On that "Filters" page, be able to click + drag to reorder emails - or at least have the up / down arrow / trashcan icons sticky on the page so that they can be seen even for bottom filters when users have long lists of filters.
3. Ability to "nest" filters the same way you can "nest" folders (I have a mostly-one-to-one relationship of filters to folders. Filters would be applied in the same order - first parent folder, then all of that folder's children, then second parent folder, etc. - but could make rearranging "groups" of filters easier.)
4. Option to add multiples of the same condition (i.e. multiple "from" emails) to the same filter with an "Add another" button. That way I can maintain one filter for a site, instead of needing separate filters for "daily.comms.yahoo.net" and "daily.communications.yahoo.net" and "homepage.yahoo-mail.net" etc. (I recognize this is a bad example as, when Yahoo changes their email location, they usually decommission the old one - but I have other sites that have as many as 4 active newsletter emails at a time, ALL of which go to the same folder, for which I have to maintain 4 different filters.)
5. Ability to "search" for a folder when using the "Add new filters" functionality - the same way you can search for folders when using the "Move" functionality within the inbox.
6. Some way to quick-add a filter in an inbox sidebar (not with the "filter emails like this", though that would be handy - just a way to use the sidebar when adding multiple filters so users don't have to switch back and forth between pages / tabs.
7. Smarter logic for filter rules. When I say a filter should "contain facebook.com" I want it to ACTUALLY BE USED on any email that contains facebook.com - whether that's @facebook.com, @mail.facebook.com, @emfacebook.com, email@example.com - whatever ridiculous arrangement you can think of, if it includes those characters together in that order "facebook.com" it should trigger that filter. Currently, saying "contains facebook.com" only triggers on @facebook.com.
Greg Church commented
Yes! Please bring back an easy way to "filter emails like this" to a designated folder on the fly!!
John and Joanna Willoughby commented
One should be able to create filters easily and quickly directly from the Inbox and from the message
Erik Couzijn commented
As Sergei Novikov, Steve Berg, and probably others commented already:
> Please bring back "filter e-mails like this"!!!
Jenny Lou Filio commented
Add options to sort Filters alphabetically; not manually If possible, allow as to click+drag or move the filters in an order we like. Thanks.
Sergei Novikov commented
Please bring back "filter e-mails like this"!!!
Where did the ability to filter emails go??? I keep having to switch back to Classic mail just to be able to set filters.
I need to be able to filter by:
1. specific email address
2. by domain
My inbox is getting so many marketing messages I can't find the good emails. Some marketing emails I want to keep in case I shop at the store, hence I want to filter them to their own folder so I can reference them when I need. But I DON"T want to have to read them every day if I am not shopping there.
Without filters I have no choice but to:
1. Delete them every day
2. Manually move them to a folder
3. Unsubscribe (which I do for some, but can't for all).
There should be a size or time limit on the folder so that you can set how many messages you want it to keep before auto deleting.
it would be nice to have a filter that set an auto-delete for this type of message (i.e. If I don't open it after 7 days, then delete it, or move it to my sub-folder).
Steve Berg commented
Please bring back "filter emails like this."
I really miss the old filters...Im getting sooooooo much junk its burying me....whose bone headed idea was it to delete them >>???
Yihui Song commented
[A bug in the filter] if leaving the filter condition as blank accidentally, all the incoming emails will be redirected to the filter folder instead of inbox. I think Yahoo mail should not allow user to empty the condition and should give an warning.
Edward Barrett commented
100% agree with this. Thinking of going back to the old version just for the ability to filter e-mails easily.
Mickie Morrison commented
PLEASE create a filter where we can block DOMAINS without having to write the whole email address every time we want to block. These spamers/scamers and ******* us the same domain for a multitude of handles, specially for totally inappropriate content.
Need to be able to select a message and make a rule from that message.
This used to be easier. MAKE THE TRIPLE DOT WORK LIKE IT USED TO... add filter for this item. Why take away functionality that was fine?????