The Ultimate Guide to Yahoo Webmail.

Yahoo WebmailThe Ultimate Guide to Yahoo Webmail.

In this article, I will cover the basics of Yahoo webmail. This includes how to set up your account, sending and receiving emails, adding attachments, inbox organization, and more! Read on to learn everything you need to know about Yahoo webmail.

1. What is Yahoo Webmail?

Yahoo! Mail is Yahoo’s web-based email service. Yahoo also has a free Android app, Yahoo Mail for mobile devices, and a paid mail service called Yahoo Mail Plus, which includes more storage space and other features.   Read our review of Yahoo Mail Plus here.

2. How to sign up for a free account?

Step 1 – Open Yahoo’s home page and search for Yahoo Mail.

Step 2 – Click on the blue button that says ‘Sign up now’.

Step 3 – Enter your first name, last name, email address, password, country of residence, and birth date. Note: Yahoo requires an accurate birth date to verify your identity if you wish to reset your password. Yahoo will not use this information for any other purpose.

Step 4 – Verify that Yahoo has your correct email address by entering the code sent to your email into the box on the Yahoo sign-up page. Proceed when you have successfully entered a valid verification code from Yahoo!

Step 5 – Add more Yahoo accounts if you’d like to share Yahoo mail with family/friends.

3. How to sign in to Yahoo webmail?

Step 1 – Open Yahoo’s home page and search for Yahoo Mail.

Step 2 – Enter your email address and password and click ‘Sign In’.

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4. How to create folders in Yahoo Mail?

Creating Yahoo folders is very easy. You can create as many Yahoo folders as you’d like. All Yahoo folders are located below the ‘Folders’ tab at the top of your Yahoo inbox.   Moving messages between Yahoo mailboxes is also very simple!

To Create a Yahoo Mail Folder:

Step 1 – Click on the Yahoo folders tab.

Step 2 – Scroll down and click ‘Create a New Yahoo Folder’.

Step 3 – Enter an appropriate name for your folder in the field that appears (no spaces allowed).   Note: you can only use numbers, letters, underscores (_), or dashes (-) to name Yahoo folders.

Step 4 – Click ‘Create’ to complete the Yahoo folder setup. Yahoo will automatically create the new mail folder in your Yahoo inbox.

To Move a Yahoo Mail Message Into a Yahoo Folder:

Step 1 – Locate the email message in your Yahoo inbox containing the email you wish to move to a Yahoo folder.

Step 2 – Drag the Yahoo email to one of your Yahoo folders. Yahoo will automatically move the message into your Yahoo folder with a link so you can find it again.

5. How to manage your account settings?

The Yahoo account settings page allows you to manage Yahoo account features. You can change your password, Yahoo ID, Yahoo security questions and answers, Yahoo mail forwarding settings, Yahoo news alerts notifications preferences, Yahoo push notifications preferences, Yahoo subscription preferences (Yahoo Plus), Yahoo parental controls for users under 13 years of age whose accounts are managed by a parent or guardian, Yahoo account language, Yahoo browser notifications preferences, Yahoo mobile email alerts preferences, Yahoo mobile push settings for Yahoo apps on iPhone and Android devices.

How to Change Your Yahoo Password:

Step 1 – Login to Yahoo Mail.

Step 2 – Click on the ‘Settings’ icon in the upper right-hand corner of your inbox. The icon looks like a gear.

Step 3 – From Yahoo Account Settings choose ‘Account Info’.

Step 4 – Enter the new password, confirm it, then click ‘Save’.

How to Set Yahoo Account Notifications:

Yahoo Mail lets you receive email notifications for messages from specific senders only, all messages from your Yahoo contacts, or messages from everyone. Yahoo Mail lets you select the Yahoo email alerts you wish to receive. You can also change Yahoo mail notifications settings if Yahoo is sending too many notices or deleting your Yahoo new messages notice.

How to Reset Your Yahoo Account Security Questions and Answers:

Yahoo security questions are used if you forget your password, Yahoo ID, Yahoo security key/verification code, Yahoo security questions and answers (2FA) Yahoo parental controls password. Yahoo account language is used by Yahoo to personalize your Yahoo experience.

How to Receive Yahoo News Alerts:

Yahoo Mail lets you receive news alerts based on your Yahoo interests and Yahoo subscription choices. Yahoo push notifications and mobile email alerts let you keep up with Yahoo on Yahoo mobile devices. Yahoo’s Yahoo browser notifications let you know when Yahoo has updated its email sign-in page for your web browser.

6. How to use the web interface?

The Yahoo Mail web interface includes many great features. Yahoo offers a standard Yahoo inbox view, Yahoo grouped view, Yahoo categorized view, along with other customizable views. You can set Yahoo notification preferences for new messages from specific email addresses and delete individual Yahoo emails directly from your Yahoo Inbox. Yahoo Mail also allows you access to Yahoo Subscriptions, Yahoo Favorites, Yahoo Categories, and Yahoo Contacts directly from the Yahoo Inbox page. You can use Yahoo folders to organize your Yahoo inbox by creating a new folder or moving existing Yahoo emails into your custom-named Yahoo folder.

7. How to use Yahoo Mail on mobile devices?

Yahoo Mail is available on Yahoo mobile apps for iPhone and Android devices. Yahoo offers a Yahoo Mail app download for Apple iOS, Yahoo email app download for Windows Phone 8 devices, and Yahoo Mail app download for BlackBerry users. The Yahoo Mail mobile apps let you check your messages from Yahoo anywhere whether you’re at home or on the go.

8. Troubleshooting common problems and how to fix them.

If Yahoo Mail does not load properly or Yahoo is slow to respond, Yahoo recommends you clear your browser cache and try using a different web browser. Yahoo also recommends that you change the website settings for Yahoo Mail from ‘Standard’ to ‘Compatibility View’. Compatibility view uses Internet Explorer’s (IE) standards mode rendering engine as opposed to its compatibility mode rendering engine. Yahoo recommends this setting for IE8, Yahoo advises other versions of the browser should not use compatibility view. Yahoo warns that you can experience problems if Yahoo’s website is set to compatibility mode combined with an older version of Yahoo mail or your current web browser.

Yahoo support said Yahoo Mail does not support Java or ActiveX controls. Yahoo support said Yahoo Mail is not designed to work with browsers that use these plug-ins. Yahoo support said Yahoo Mail can function properly in Firefox and Chrome if you disable Java and ActiveX content in the browser.


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