Email, or electronic mail, refers to a message or messages sent from one computer to another over a network (email also signifies the process of transmitting these messages). When you choose a Yahoo! ID and password, you'll get access to Yahoo!'s free email service. You can also take advantage of Yahoo! Business Email or Personal Address, both of which allow you to create personalized email addresses based on your own web address.
An email account is, technically, a password-protected repository for email where a user can receive, access, and store mail. A Business Email plan allows you to create up to 2,000 individual email accounts, each with unlimited storage and an email address that matches your domain. Learn more about your email service.
An email address is a unique address (such as email@example.com) used to receive and send email. An email address may correspond to an inbox, where you store and retrieve your messages, or (for Business Mail users only) an alias, which acts as an extra address for an email user. Learn more.
Email Control Panel
From the Email Control Panel you can control every feature of your Business Email service — including editing your email address, checking email, setting a catch-all mailbox, finding your POP settings, creating email addresses (Business Mail users only), and more. If you're a Web Hosting customer with Business Mail, you can access your Email Control Panel by clicking the Email tab in your Web Hosting Control Panel.
One of Yahoo! Web Hosting's suite of add-ons, Email Forms are simple, customizable documents that you can add to your web pages to solicit feedback or other information from your site visitors. With Email Forms, you can easily set up a contact form, survey, questionnaire, or comments form and receive your visitors' responses via email. Learn more.
Email marketing is direct marketing through targeted emails, and can be an effective way to sell your products or services to potential customers. As a Yahoo! Web Hosting customer, you can save on email marketing tools from Got Campaigner™, which allow you to create basic or advanced campaigns in HTML or text, send them to a targeted permission-based list, and view online reports to measure your campaign's success. Learn more.
The Email tab is a quick way to access your Email Control Panel, where you can control every feature of your Business Email service. If you're a Web Hosting customer using Business Mail, you can access the Email tab directly from your Web Hosting Control Panel.
An email user is anyone to whom you've given an email account at your domain. Each account comes with an email address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org, and an inbox with unlimited storage. You can also give your email users additional email addresses, called aliases. Messages sent to these addresses will be delivered directly to the user's inbox. Available only in Business Mail. Learn more about email users.
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external email account
An external email account is an email account hosted on computers not associated with Yahoo! (such as an Outlook Express or a Gmail account). If you're using Business Email, you can manage your external accounts directly from your Business Email mailbox. Learn more.