How to Search for People on Yahoo Mail Using Only Their Email Address

by Richard Bashara

Your Yahoo Mail account has a profile associated with it. This profile is part of Yahoo’s 360 network, or a kind of social group for Yahoo users. When you have a Yahoo profile, you can use Yahoo services like Mail or Messenger. This profile is also searchable, unless you have set a rule to hide yourself from search engines. If you are looking for an old Yahoo contact that you used to have, try searching for his email address to see if Yahoo 360 will recognize him.


Log in to your Yahoo Mail account.


Enter the email address that you want to search for in the search bar above your inbox. If you want to retrieve email sent by this email address, type the address into the search bar and click “Search Mail.” If you want to see contact data for this email address, click “Contacts” and type the address in the “Look For” search bar.


Send an email to the contact for whom you are searching. If you performed the search from Yahoo Mail, click the email the person sent and then click “Reply” to send a response. If you searched in Yahoo Contacts, click the person’s primary email address and Yahoo will open a new message for you to compose in Yahoo Mail.


  • check When searching for email, try typing the subject line or a phrase from the email in quotation marks. Typing keywords from that email should cause Yahoo to recall it during a search. Quotation marks are used for “phrase match” so Yahoo knows to look for that specific combination of words, as opposed to just the words themselves.

About the Author

Richard Bashara writes for various entertainment and technology publishers. He has been covering topics such as dating, Comic-Con and the technology trade since 2007. Bashara holds a B.A. in writing.

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