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Getting Started With Yahoo!7 Mail

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Introducing Yahoo!7 Mail

Yahoo!7 Mail is an email application that makes it easy to send and receive email messages over the Internet. You may have another email account at work or school, but with Yahoo!7 Mail you can send and receive email from any computer with Internet access, anywhere in the world. Plus, your Yahoo!7 Mail account comes with access to Yahoo!7 Contacts, Yahoo!7 Calendar, and Yahoo!7 Notepad. And you have unlimited mail storage with Yahoo!7 Mail!

It’s easy to begin using Yahoo!7 Mail—just open a web browser and get started!


Here’s How

  1. Make sure that the computer you are using is connected to the Internet.

  2. Open a Web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.  Learn more

  3. Type the following address in the browser’s address box, and press Enter:

    The Yahoo!7 sign-in page opens in the browser.

    Tip: If you install the Yahoo!7 Toolbar on your browser, you can open your email with the click of a button. Click here to learn more about the Yahoo!7 Toolbar.

  4. Type your Yahoo!7 ID and password, then click the Sign In button.

    Type your Yahoo!7 ID and password on the sign-in page.

    Tip: If you don’t have a Yahoo!7 ID, you can sign up for one on the sign-in page.

    Yahoo!7 Mail appears in the browser and displays your Mail What’s New tab.

    The Yahoo!7 Mail What’s New tab

    Note: If your mail screen doesn’t have a What’s New tab, you’re probably using Yahoo!7 Mail Classic instead of the All-New Yahoo!7 Mail. You can either go to the tutorials for Yahoo!7 Mail Classic or learn how to switch to the All-New Yahoo!7 Mail.


What’s Next

Prefer to Use Yahoo!7 Mail Classic?

There may be times when you prefer to use Yahoo!7 Mail Classic, such as when you have slower internet connection. It’s easy to switch back and forth between Yahoo!7 Mail and Yahoo!7 Mail Classic as often as you want.

  1. To switch from Yahoo!7 Mail to Yahoo!7 Mail Classic, select the Mail Classic option from the Options menu on the top-right side of the page.

    Select Mail Classic to use Yahoo!7 Mail Classic.

  2. In the window that appears, click the Switch to Yahoo!7 Mail Classic button to confirm that you want to leave the new Yahoo!7 Mail for now.

    Click the Switch to Yahoo!7 Mail Classic button.

    This takes you the version of Yahoo!7 Mail that you’re already familiar with.

  3. When you’re ready to come back to the All-New Yahoo!7 Mail, select Switch to All-New Mail from the Options menu in the upper right corner of the Mail Classic page.

    Select Switch to All-New Mail from the Options menu.


Learn More

To learn all about Yahoo!7 Mail features, check out these tutorials:


Words to Know

  • Attachment: a separate file included as part of an email message; for example, a multimedia or document file.
  • Disposable email address: a customised email address that you create using AddressGuard to protect your regular Yahoo!7 Mail address.
  • Folder: a container that holds individual elements specific to the context; for example, email messages in Yahoo!7 Mail.
  • Spam: unsolicited email on the Internet; also called "junk mail".
  • Spam folder: a permanent folder that SpamGuard uses to hold messages it considers spam.
  • Yahoo!7 Contacts: your Yahoo!7 online address book with a listing of people and their personal information.
  • Yahoo!7 ID: the name by which a person is known to all Yahoo!7 networks.


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