I have a folder with 1000s of emails. I'm looking for a particular email from 2011 I know is in this folder. When I try to search, Yahoo automatically redirects to my inbox, and searches the inbox.

How can I search through folders?

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You can click the search field to get the drop-down to appear, then click "Advanced Search" which, among other things, gives you the option to search within a specific folder.

advanced search menu

Easier, though, might be to just use the in: search operator.

in:folder-name search terms

If your folder name has spaces in it, just enclose it in double-quotes:

in:"folder name" search terms

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