Last Updated: July 7, 2014 4514

Yahoo! Mail

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We live in the era of technology, where almost everything, including contacting clients, customers, employees and colleagues is done over the internet. There are several ways of staying in touch with friends and family, but when it comes to being professional; Yahoo! Mail is considered to be one of the best options. Yahoo! Mail enables you to send and receive e-mails from any part of the world. All you need is a computer, an internet connection and a personal Yahoo! ID. The reason why Yahoo! Mail is so widely used all across the globe is not only because it is fast, but also because it is easy to use. From people new to IT to IT experts and professionals, all prefer using Yahoo! Mail because it keeps them connected to their friends, colleagues and family in the fastest, yet the easiest way.

The first step is to enter the URL http://www.mail.yahoo.com into your browser and the link will directly take you to the Yahoo! Mail page. Now if you are using this service for the first time, you will have to click on “Create New Account”. But if are an existing Yahoo! Mail user, all you need to do is enter your Yahoo! ID and password to log into your account.

When a new user selects the option of creating a new account, he/she is redirected to a page which looks like a form with empty spaces. The form asks the user for basic information such as name, date of birth, country and gender. The second portion of the form is about the Yahoo! ID. The user has an option to choose an ID of his/her choice and check the availability of that ID, if it is available; the user is good to move on to the next part. However if the ID is taken, the user will have to choose a new ID. Yahoo! Also provides a list of suggested available IDs closely related to the ID which the user would have selected in the first place. Once the ID is selected, the user is asked to select a password and a secret question in case the user forgets the password. It is always recommended to choose an ID very carefully because it will go along with you for a very long time. Secondly, a password should contain alpha numeric digits to make it stronger. Thirdly, the set of secret questions should be chosen wisely as well. Neither should they be easy to answer that a family member or a close friend can answer nor should they be too hard that even you forget the right answer.

The best part about Yahoo! Mail is that along with every step you take while filling the form, relevant information is displayed on the left side of the screen informing how that very part of the form should be filled. And when a user chooses a password, the indictor informs whether the selected password is weak or strong.

At the end of the form, the user will be asked to type in the characters viewed on the screen. It is just a security measure that the account being made is a valid one, and is not being created by a machine or a computer. Clicking on the “Create My Account” will take the user to a page where all the information which he/she typed in will be viewed so that the user can recheck and confirm. If some changes are to be made, the user has an option to go back to the form and make changes and if the information displayed is accurate, the user should click on “Continue”. This takes the user to the newly created Yahoo! Mail account.

On the left hand side of the screen, all the important folders such as inbox, trash, sent and drafts are shown. In order to send a new e-mail, all what you need to do is click on “New Email” from the horizontal toolbar. Once the necessary information is provided, such as recipient’s email-id, subject of the mail, CC and BCC if any, attachments and content of the email, the user is ready to send the e-mail just by clicking on “Send”.

Every time a user wishes to access his/her emails, all what needs to be done is open mail.yahoo.com and enter the Yahoo! Mail ID and password and it takes the user to his/her mail account.
Therefore creating an account and using Yahoo! Mail is extremely easy and people absolutely new to IT can easily use it too!