How To Perform Keyword Filtering In Downloaded Yahoo Emails?

The term filtering is used for sorting items or information in a categorized manner so as to distinguish between desired ones and the rest. Like any other email client, you can filter yahoo emails too. Emails can be filtered and sorted by following two different methods, i.e. Post-Backup and Pre-Backup filtering, respectively.

The utility plays an important role in supporting both the procedures, either in the initial steps or in the case of post-backup.

TIP: Filtering and sorting emails make it possible to check the desired set of emails instantly without much ado.

Method 1: Filter Yahoo Emails: Post-Backup

Here, the use of Yahoo Backup along with Microsoft Outlook will play an important role in filtering yahoo emails:

PART 1: Post Email Filtering

Step 1
Run the software

Step 2
Provide the account credentials and hit Login


Step 3
Select PST as the preferred saving file type

Step 4
Click on Browse to choose a folder path for saving the data

select file type


Step 5
OPTIONAL: Click on Apply Filter to select desired email folders, which you required (for example, you could filter yahoo junk mails, inbox, etc) & start the process:

Folder Filtering


Step 6
Preview ongoing progress status

export started


Step 7
On completion of the process, software will prompt notify the same

download completed


Part 2 : Filter Emails by Keywords

NOTE: The steps shown were carried out on Outlook of 2010 version.

Step 1
Run Microsoft Outlook and click on File menu

select File menu


Step 2
Click on Open

open


Step 3
Select Import to import the saved Outlook data file

Step 4
Choose 'Import from another program or file' option and click Next

import from another program


Step 5
Select 'Outlook Data File (.pst)' option and click Next

Outlook Data


Step 6
Select the output PST and click 'Open'

select location


Step 7
Customize import settings accordingly and click Finish

customize import settings


Step 8
The data file for filtered Yahoo mail data will get listed, click on it and select a folder to search

filter data


Step 9
Click on the Search bar given on top to type a search keyword as shown below and hit Enter:

search by keyword


Step 10
The searched keyword will be highlighted in the search results listed

searched result


Post-backup filtering can also be referred to as Temporary Filtering as you can search for the desired emails of any given type and at any given time using the powerful and instant search option integrated within Outlook.

Method 2: Filter Yahoo Emails: Pre-Backup

PART 1: Advance Filtering in Yahoo

NOTE: Yahoo mail filter settings allow us to filter Yahoo emails in the software’s initial steps.

Step 1
Log into the Yahoo account

Step 2
Go to Folders

Step 3
Click on the Plus icon to create a new folder

add folder


Step 4
Provide a name for the folder and click Ok to create it

Enter Folder Name


Step 5
Click on the folder to view it

view folder


Step 6
Now type a keyword on the search bar given on top

search mail


Step 7
OPTIONAL: Choose from the search suggestions listed by Yahoo

search email


Step 8
Hit Search Mail

view searched results


Step 9
Emails matching the searched term will get listed in the Search Results

result


Step 10
Select preferred emails using checkbox provided against each

select emails to add in a filter


Step 11
Click on Move To and choose the custom folder you just created to move the selected emails to it

move folder


Step 12
Check the custom folder

custom folder


Step 13
Open the folder to check emails moved into it

open filtered folder


PART 2: Pre Email Filtering

Step 1
Run the software

Step 2
Provide respective account credentials to log in


Step 3
Choose PST as the desired output format

Step 4
Click on the option Apply Filter to choose selective folders (for custom folder selection)

apply required filter


Step 5
Import the PST to Microsoft Outlook

import backup


Step 6
View the custom folder with filtered emails backed up successfully

filter email from backup


Pre-Backup Filtering is in a way permanent filtering of emails as sorting and classification of filtered emails here is done in advance before the backup was generated. Pre-Backup filtering helps you to filter unread emails in yahoo mail. However, the benefit of it is that, you can further use the search option in Outlook to conduct more keyword based filtering .

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