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Important: Make Yahoo! Mail Your Homepage.
Yahoo! Services are some of the simplest and most popular on the web. If you are looking for a full-featured email service that is easy to use, Yahoo!Mail can be an excellent choice. Follow the directions below to learn how to sign up for a Yahoo! account, send an email, sign out of your Yahoo!Mail account, sign back into your new account after signing out, and how to add an attachment to your email.
How to sign up for a new Yahoo!Mail account
- At the bottom of the page where it says, “Don’t have a Yahoo ID?” click “Create New Account.”
- Fill in the requested information
- Personal Information
- Select an ID and password – remember, this will be your email and page address, so if you have a business name or pen name, try to use some variation of that.
- Choose security Checks to protect your account, but still allow you to retrieve your password if you forget or lose it.
- Type in the code provided at the bottom.
- Double Check your information and click “Print Account Details” on the upper right of the left hand box. Keep this information somewhere safe.
- Click the “Continue” button.
Welcome to the main Yahoo!Mail screen! From here it’s simple to begin writing and receiving email.
How to Send an Email with Yahoo!Mail
- On the upper left hand side of the page, you’ll see the large Yahoo!Mail logo. Below that is the smaller “WHAT’S NEW” tab, and directly below that, you’ll see a button that says “Compose Message” – click that button.
- A blank email form will appear. In the “To:” field, type the email address of the person you want to send mail to. Email addresses should be formatted like this: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The “CC:” field is where you enter more email addresses for other people besides the main recipient that you want to receive the email (it stands for “carbon copy”). Separate multiple addresses by commas.
- If you would like to send a copy to people and not have other recipients know, click the “Add BCC” button.
- A new field labeled “BCC:” will open – this stands for “Blind Carbon Copy” – enter confidential email recipients’ addresses here.
- The “Subject:” field is where you tell the recipient the topic of the email.
- While Yahoo!Mail has a lot of interesting features to make your email interesting and integrate it into other parts of your internet life, you can also simply write an email. This large, empty field is where you type the body of your email.
- When you’re done writing your email, you can do three things with the note: “Send,” “Cancel,” or “Save as Draft.” You will these buttons directly above the “To:” field.
- “Cancel” – Click the cancel button if you have decided not to send the note at all. Any writing you have done will be lost.