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In Yahoo Mail, I am checking the emails in my spam folder, just in case that some emails have been mistaken as spam.

  1. But in the spam folder, the emails are sorted by their "nominal" receiving times, instead of the actual receiving times. By "nominal" receiving time, I mean some spam emails fake their receiving time to be a future time in order to stay at the top of other emails, which makes sorting emails in the time order difficult for me. So I wonder if it is possible to sort emails by their actual receiving time?
  2. A side question: Is it possible to search some keywords in the emails in the spam folder? It seems not possible by using the top right search box.
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You have to check your spam messages one by one in Yahoo Mail if you want to make 100% sure you don't miss any real messages. So,

  1. There is no way to sort emails by their actual date/time in Yahoo Mail.
  2. Yahoo Mail does not let you search in Spam folder.

I am a long-time Yahoo Mail user and I also have these problems.

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Thanks! Does Gmail have the same two problems? – Tim Apr 26 '12 at 15:32
I don't know but I recommend you asking a new question about Gmail. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Apr 26 '12 at 15:33

Use the manipulated time fields to your advantage. Since no legitimate email would manipulate the time field just delete any email from the future.

Yes it is a manual process, but that is the way every email system I have used works.

The advanced search tool lets you pick the folders you want to search, you can select the spam folder. I have tested it and it works.

To get to the advanced search tool click on "mail search" without entering a value in the box.

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Thanks! Where is the advanced search tool? – Tim Apr 26 '12 at 17:13
To get to the advanced search tool click on "mail search" without entering a value in the box. – mhoran_psprep Apr 26 '12 at 18:06
Thanks! After doing what you said, I didn't get to the advanced search tool. Instead I reached a page "No messages found" where I can start a new search, allowing me to search emails with particular attachments such as photos, videos, Word docs, and more. I am using the normal Yahoo Mail, not classical one. – Tim Apr 26 '12 at 18:29

Here is the alternative I used to search spamfolder.

  • Created new folder > SPAMX
  • Selected all mails in spam folder and moved to SPAMX folder.
  • Then executed regular search > which worked
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put two spaces at the end of a line to insert a new line. see this webapps.stackexchange.com/editing-help#linebreaks – user53056 Mar 21 '13 at 15:32

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