How to Show All Unread Email in Yahoo

by Kevin Lee
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When time is money, it's important to manage both efficiently when using your computer and the Internet. One way to save time is to spend less of it sifting through hundreds or thousands of email messages looking for ones you have not seen. Yahoo Mail has simple filters that sort items by various categories. One of them -- the Unread filter -- enables you to discover unread messages that reside in any folder without searching for them manually.

Step 1

Log in to your Yahoo email account and click the folder that contains unread messages you would like to view. For instance, if you want to see the ones in your inbox, click your "Inbox" folder.

Step 2

Click the "Sort by Date" button to view a menu that contains sort options. Click "Unread." Yahoo moves your unread messages to the top of the messages list and sorts them by date. The most recent messages are at the top.

Scroll through the messages and view them as needed and click the ones you'd like to view.


  • If you created additional folders, you can use these steps to find unread messages in those. Do that by moving to the side panel's Folders section and clicking a folder. You can then click "Sort by Date" and select "Unread."
  • The "Sort by Date" menu contains other sort options such as Subject, Attachments and Sender. Clicking one of these options is a fast way to filter your messages based on criteria that's important at the time.


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About the Author

After majoring in physics, Kevin Lee began writing professionally in 1989 when, as a software developer, he also created technical articles for the Johnson Space Center. Today this urban Texas cowboy continues to crank out high-quality software as well as non-technical articles covering a multitude of diverse topics ranging from gaming to current affairs.

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