How do I search for emails within a specific folder? I could do it within the old Yahoo! inbox.
If you need to find an email fast, searching your mailbox is the way to go. Enter simple search terms in the search bar or locate hard to find items using Advanced Search.: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/new-mail-for-desktop/sln28067.html
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SASHA RAII commented
When I get a 100 mails from the same source then it is very diffcult to find individual mails without opening mail after mail. I of course mean the mails that I have read. The best way to find a mail is to be able to rename the actual mail. Reading a mail as it comes into the inbox and then directly renaming it so it is easy to find.
It's beyond me how a company that has its own search engine can't get it together to provide a functional search feature in email. Yahoo Mail search has not worked properly since the 'New' Yahoo Mail was forced on us.
I rarely find useful search results anymore. Many emails that should be included, because they have the search term in them, are not included.
Scrolling down to see more results often does not work at all, and I'm stuck with only the most recent, often irrelevant results.
There no longer is a count of the search results, so there's no way to know how many results to expect, so it's impossible to know if it's necessary to narrow down the search.
This makes Yahoo Mail increasingly useless. Please make it a priority to fix the search feature, and to include the number of found results.
Shahrukh Mody commented
We are unable to locate all emails when we search a name or address., How do we get around it.
Kent Wilcox commented
I would like to search for all email on a certain date through several years, i.e. all messages I received on July 4 inclusive of all years
Gregory Flint commented
I posted this on 9.09.2019, at 11:32ACST.
Gregory Flint commented
I've had to copy and paste a previous post from someone else, because I was not allowed to vote or comment on the idea.
when using mail search, cannot filter results
On the old mail, it used to be possible to filter search results by sender, by folder, by date, but now it seems to be a simple search which is less powerful.
The old search engine allowed detailed searches including to, from, folder and attachment. Please bring that back.
Luisa Valencia commented
i don´t like the new version because of the search
Fix the search in the new email. It was working fine until the new upgrade. Now the only search result I get is this:
"An error occurred while trying to fetch the items in this list.
I am tired of retrying. It has been this way since I was "upgraded."
Linda Scott commented
Switch Back to Classic!! I can not search on an individual folder and see just what is in that folder! When I search at the top, it gives me everything.!!
Susan Liguori commented
where is the search bar?????? this is crazy.
Tony Burton commented
The Search function has been dumbed-down. Having clicked the magnifying glass to search for an email subject, sender etc I can no longer "Refine" my search (eg by Folder) like I used to. Please return this functionality to Yahoo Mail.
Please provide advanced search function so you can refine searches. Also, provide folder location for each search result. "YAHOO" as a location is not helpful. Also, please allow the ability to search in trash folder.
It Cheng Cheah commented
Please provide the name of the folder or mail box the email is in in the list of the search result. Without the folder or mail box names, it is very troublesome to find out where the emails are in at one glance. Going each and everyone of the emails to look for the folder or mail box names is not practical. Thank you.
davis thomas commented
i like the classic mail becuse in the new one u can search only mail in the old format in the top scroll bar you could also go to net search
The old version allowed me to refine my email searches by folder, to/from, subject, attachments, etc. Most of these options are now gone.
Also, the new version took away Smart Views (where I could define my own custom searches). The new "Views" are not customizable.
How is providing less functionality considered an upgrade?!
Ainsley Platt commented
I regularly search within folders. This is now a multi-step process. BRING BACK THE FOLDER DROP DOWN. Also, allow search within folders on the app.
Debbie Pasquarelli commented
I use the refine feature to clean out my inbox. This must be restored as a feature.