Delete single email button.
In the new format the delete single email button was moved to the far right. As you are looking at emails the eye is drawn to the left half of screen. That is where the sender info and beginning of subject is. When the delete button was on the left you eye and your cursor is in that area making it easier to click delete in that area. Now that it is on the far right your eye is looking left but to delete you have to navigate to the far right to delete a message. This causes too much mouse scrolling to be efficient. I have to break my eye focus on the left part of the screen to navigate to the far right to find the delete key. I'm sure there are many good things about the new format but this one thing is enough for me to stay on the classic format.
If you want to delete groups of emails at once, check out our Tips and Tricks post:
Keep in mind that the Spam and Trash folder empty themselves at random intervals throughout the week. To hold onto emails longer, it’s better to Archive them instead. Archived emails are never deleted unless you do so manually.
Sometimes when emails reappear after being moved/deleted or suddenly move to the Trash, it’s due to syncing issues between the account and a mail app. If you access the account through a non-Yahoo app, you may want to remove the account from the device and re-add it to resolve any future syncing issues.
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Emails I delete return to my inbox. It doesn't matter if I delete them one at a time, delete multiple emails at once or manually move them to the Trash Folder, they return to the Inbox after deleting.
g. gaudi commented
Have your IP guys stop chatting with the newbie and find the problem with the trash that was deleted reappearing. You are using up your space by not doing this and costing you money.
fix your delete button. It won't let me delete, they come right back when I do delete them. I check the boxes of one's I want to delete then hit delete, they go then come right back
Same problem. Tried IE and Edge. Not working with either. Must use FF. But, I want to use IE or Edge.
John Thompson commented
I suggest not automatically marking any e-mail as read when the e-mail above it is deleted. Even if I may a preview pane open, it doesn't mean I have read it--especially since there isn't enough real estate on the mail window to show enough of the un-read e-mail in the preview area.
Emails Won't Delete When I Try
Lynn Haynes commented
Yahoo email fails to delete to or from trash. Emails won't open. Useless all day today.
TRISH. ARTLEY commented
WISH I COULD HELP. I'M FIGHTING THE SAME PROBLEM!!!
Robert Boeskool commented
For the past 3 days I have been unable to delete messages from my inbox or even navigate within Yahoo mail once I have a message opened.
alan thornton commented
Yea, STOP E-MAILS FROM BEING DELETED ON THIER OWN!!
Kim Connolly commented
I keep getting emails from 2017 that I've deleted over and over and over. What can I do to stop these from coming into my inbox. I've even labelled them as SPAM. What can I do?
i want t be able to check boxes in front of emails and then delete them as old email. Now i check boxes it opens email. i hit delete when it opens it still won't allow me to delete. What happened yahoo?
I want my old email back... PLEASE
Margaret Luck commented
When I highlight some emails I want to delete, the next one above or below that I did not check also gets deleted. I see this problem has been mentioned in October and the 'idea is closed' but there doesn't see to have been a solution to the problem.
Why can't I delete without getting a message unable to delete?
I have over 100 items there, and it only deleted 5, after a very long wait!