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Search for messages in Yahoo Mail

Find emails, attachments, photos, and calendar invites by using the search feature in Yahoo Mail. Use a few search terms or an advanced search to locate harder to find items.

Quick searches

  • Basic search - Enter keywords in the top search bar, then click the Search icon Image of the Search icon..
  • Search by sender - When viewing a list of emails, hover your mouse over an email and click the Search icon Image of the Search icon..

Advanced searches

Tips to refine searches with keywords

Find messages with a specific subject line, date, or from a certain person by placing specific words before your search terms. This will work for both desktop mail and the mail app (iOS + Android). For example:

  • From: Mom
  • Subject: Interview
  • Search by Date: on:mm/dd/yyyy
  • Search a Date Range: after:mm/dd/yyyy before:mm/dd/yyyy
  • Search in a folder: in:foldername
  • Search in a Folder by Date: in:foldername on:mm/dd/yyyy
  • Search in a Folder by a Date Range: in:foldername after:mm/dd/yyyy before:mm/dd/yyyy

Limit results to folders, date range, subject field, and more

  1. In the top search bar, click the Search Options icon Calendar options icon.
  2. Enter your search criteria (result only show for the field you enter).
  3. Optionally, limit by folder, date, attachment, photos or calendar invites:
    • Limit by folder - Select a folder from the "Search in" field.
    • Limit by date - Select a predefined range or pick custom dates.
    • Limit by attachment, photos, calendar invites - Show emails with only attachments, photos, or calendar invites.
  4. Click Search.