When you add an email user to your Business Mail account, you'll have to choose how the user will access the new email address. Here's a quick comparison chart:
Using Yahoo! and/or another mail program, such as Outlook Express.
Never with Yahoo! Will use a desktop mail program exclusively.
|1. The user can access mail with Yahoo!, a desktop email program, or both.||1. The user will access mail only with a desktop email program.|
|2. Will need a Yahoo! ID.||2. Doesn't need a Yahoo! ID.|
|3. Because Yahoo! is a Web-based program, the user can check email even when away from the office, using any computer with Internet access.||3. Will not be able to use Yahoo! to check the email address.|
|4. Current Yahoo! users can use this email address with their existing Yahoo! accounts.||4. The Business Mail owner or administrator will choose a password so the user can access the email address.|
|5. Can be an administrator of your account.||5. Cannot be an administrator of your account.|
|6. Will get our spam tools, which automatically filter suspected spam to your Spam or Bulk folder, and significantly reduce the amount of junk mail in your inbox.||6. Cannot use our spam tools, which means the user will receive all messages in his or her inbox, even those we suspect as spam. (This is a very important difference!)|
We strongly recommend option #1, as it offers the most flexibility, plus protection from spam. However, if your friend or employee doesn't want to sign up for a Yahoo! ID, option #2 might be the right choice.