Step-by-Step Guide to Delete a Folder in Yahoo Mail

Most of the giant email companies like Gmail, Yahoo, etc. offer folder creation facility. Folders let you manage your email accounts and keep your emails separate from each other. You receive several emails every day of which some are not very important. So you can simply move the important ones into a separate folder and check the folder whenever you need email.

Another scenario is when you don’t need the email of a particular folder anymore. In that case, you can simply delete that Yahoo mail folder. If you don’t know how, let me show you how to delete a folder in Yahoo mail.

Before getting started with the delete section, let’s first see how you can create a folder in Yahoo.

Create a folder in Yahoo Mail

  1. First you need to sign in to your Yahoo mail account and once logged in click on the ‘Mail’ icon in the top right corner.

Sign in to Yahoo mail

  1. On the next page, click on the ‘New Folder’ option provided at the bottom of the left column.

Click New Folder

  1. Next, in the text field provided, enter a name for your folder, for example I am creating a folder here called Work where I can keep all my work related emails. your job’, after typing the name, click the blue ‘Arrow’ or press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.

Add folder name

  1. That’s all and your new Yahoo folder has been created.

create folder

Delete a folder in Yahoo Mail

Check out the steps to delete the Yahoo Mail folder in your account:

  1. Click the ‘Mail’ icon in the top right corner after logging into your Yahoo account.
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click the Yahoo mail icon

  1. In the left column, scroll down and you will see all the folders that you have created; Click the one you want to delete. Here I clicked on the one that I want to delete i.e. Tasks.

select folder

  1. You will see all the emails the folder has; you need to delete all of them before you can delete the folder. If you don’t delete the email, you can’t delete the Yahoo folder. So select all the emails of the folder and click ‘Delete’.

select all emails or click delete

  1. Now click on the arrow button of the folder and you will see some options click on the one that says ‘Delete folder’.

delete folder

  1. With this, your Yahoo folder has been successfully deleted.

folder has been deleted

Delete Folders In Yahoo Mail Basic Version

If you’re still using the Basic version, here’s how to delete a folder in it, make sure you’ve moved all important messages out of the folder you’re going to delete.

  1. Go to the ‘My Folders’ section in the left column and select the folder you want to delete.
  2. Click ‘Edit’ next to ‘My Folder’.
  3. In the ‘My Folders’ section, click ‘Delete’ next to the folder name.
  4. Press ‘Ok’ to confirm

This is all about how you can delete Yahoo folders and their contents.


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