Accessing Yahoo! Mail

Using a Web Browser Using a Client Application Forwarding Incoming Mail

Accessing Your Mail From a Web Browser

Yahoo! Mail is web-based. This means your Yahoo! Mail account is actually a web site on an Yahoo! Mail server. With your Yahoo! ID, you can access and send email messages using a web-based Yahoo! Mail client from any computer with an Internet connection and a web browser.

Use the URL http://mail.yahoo.com to communicate with the Yahoo! Mail server from a web-based mail client.

The supported web browsers are:

  • IE 5.5 and higher (for Windows)
  • Firefox 1.0 (for Mac and Windows)
  • Mozilla Suite 1.7
  • Netscape 7.2
  • Safari 3

When you use a web-based mail client, your email is stored in your mailbox on an Yahoo! Mail server. None of the messages that you send or receive are stored on your local computer. The Yahoo! Mail client lets you read, forward, organise, and delete email messages that are stored in your mailbox, plus send email messages.

 

Here’s How

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

  2. Open a web browser, such as Netscape Navigator, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

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

    http://nz.mail.yahoo.com

    The Yahoo! Mail sign-in page appears in the browser.

  4. Type your Yahoo! ID(for example, username@xtra.co.nz) and password, then click the Sign In button.

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

    Your personal email page, What’s New, appears in the browser.

    The Yahoo! Mail What’s New tabEnlarge

 

What’s Next

You can also access your mail from another client application.


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Words to Know

  • Mail server: an application that receives incoming email and forwards outgoing email for delivery. A computer dedicated to running such applications is also called a mail server.
  • Web-based mail client: an application (usually a web site) that any computer with an Internet connection and a web browser can use to access the mail server.
  • Yahoo! ID: the name by which a person is known to all Yahoo! networks.