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How to Flag a Message for Follow-Up in Yahoo! Mail

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It's best to read every email only once and reply to it, file it or trash it immediately. It's best, but it is not always possible.

If you can't deal with a new message in Yahoo! Mail immediately, you can highlight it so you don't forget to return to it later.

While marking to-do messages unread works, a dedicated, more elegant and generally better way to flag emails for follow-up exists. Message flags are particularly useful in Yahoo! Mail if you use them with Message Views.

Flag a Message for Follow-Up in Yahoo! Mail

To flag an email in Yahoo! Mail:

  • Highlight the message in the mailbox or open it in its own tab.
  • Press L (think flag).
    • Alternatively, click in the flag column to toggle a message's flag status.

To remove the flag from a message, press Shift-L.

Flag a Message for Follow-Up in Yahoo! Mail Classic

To flag a message for follow-up in Yahoo! Mail Classic:

  • Make sure the checkbox next to the message you want to flag is selected in a Yahoo! Mail folder.
    • You can also select and mark multiple messages at once.
  • Click on the Mark button.
  • Select Flag for Follow-up from the menu.

You can also flag a message by opening it and clicking the flag in the message's top left corner.

To clear a message flag in Yahoo! Mail, check its box in the folder view and select Clear Flag from the Mark button's menu.

(Updated May 2012)

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