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How to Open the Next Message Automatically After Deleting in Yahoo! Mail

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If you want to read the messages in your Yahoo! Mail Inbox one after the other, Yahoo! Mail's default settings aren't ideal. Whenever you delete or file a message, you are taken back to the Inbox only to open the next message.

Fortunately, it's possible to avoid this extra step and make Yahoo! Mail go to the next message (provided there is one) automatically after you have trashed the current.

Open the Next Message Automatically After Deleting in Yahoo! Mail

To have Yahoo! Mail open the next message automatically after you delete or move the current:

  • Select Options | Mail Options in Yahoo! Mail.
  • Go to the General category.
  • Make sure Show the next message is selected under After moving/deleting message:.
  • Click Save Changes.

Open the Next Message Automatically After Deleting in Yahoo! Mail Classic

To view the next message automatically after deleting in Yahoo! Mail Classic:

  • Select Options from the Yahoo! Mail Classic navigation bar.
  • Now follow the General Preferences link (you can find it under Personalization).
  • Make sure Go to the next message afterwards. is selected under Moving/Deleting Messages:.
  • Click Save.

(Updated September 2011)

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