Creating and configuring filters

Create a filter

Attention. The specified filters will only be applied to new emails. Emails that are already in your mailbox are not processed automatically. If you want to apply a filter to existing emails, click Apply filter to existing messages.
  1. Open Settings  → Message filtering and click Create filter.
  2. Under Apply, choose the type of message to apply the rule to from the list:

  3. Under If, set the filter conditions:

    For more information about parameters and values, see How to set a condition.

  4. You can specify several conditions for one filter. These conditions can be met simultaneously or separately:
    1. Under If, click Add condition, then choose the parameter and its value.
    2. Specify if these conditions must be met simultaneously:

  5. In the Take the following action block, choose what you want to do with the message: delete, mark as read, put in a folder, or set a label.
  6. If necessary, choose the Ignore other filters option (see Filter priority).
  7. Click enter a name if you would like to name the filter.

  8. To save the filter, click Create filter.

Test the filter

You can find out which existing email messages match the filter. To do this, open the filter and click the Check filter button.

Edit a filter

To edit, disable or delete a filter, use the links to the right of the corresponding filter on the Message filters page.

Filter priority

Filters are applied in the same order as they are listed on the Message filters page: the higher the file is in the list, the higher its priority. If you would like to raise the priority of a filter, drag it up to a higher position.

Note. If actions that cannot be completed simultaneously have been set for several filters with the same conditions, only one of these filters will be applied (the one located higher in the list). For example, if “Move messages from to ‘From Cat’ is above “Move messages from to ‘Important’, the messages will be moved to “From Cat”.

If you have several filters with the same conditions and select Ignore other filters in one of them, the filters below this one will not be applied, while the ones above it will be used.

Example 1
The email meets the conditions of three filters. The Ignore other filters option is enabled for the first filter:

Example 2
The email meets the conditions of three filters. The Ignore other filters option is enabled for the second filter:

A filter doesn't work

There are a few reasons why this might occur:

Not enough time has passed since configuring the filter
Wait a few minutes after setting up a message filter, because it might not begin working immediately.
The filtering conditions are specified incorrectly
Check the properties and parameters.
There are filters with higher priority in the list of filters
If the list contains filters higher up with the same conditions, or one of the filters higher up has the Ignore other filters option selected, this may affect how the rule is implemented. For more information, see Filter priority.
Email collected by the importer is not in my Inbox
If email arrives in your mailbox from another account, meaning you have email collection set up, but it is not in the Inbox, the filter doesn't apply to that email.

If the filter does not start working within a few minutes and changing the settings does not help, contact Yandex.Mail Support using the feedback form at the bottom of the page.