Customizing att.net Mail

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Making the Most of Your att.net Mail What’s New Tab

The att.net Mail What’s New tab is your personal att.net Mail page.

Your att.net Mail What’s New pageEnlarge

Notes: If you don’t see status and update information, you probably have the social features turned off. Click here to learn how to turn them on again.

To learn more about updates and other social features on this page, click here.

Make the most of your What’s New tab by:

 

Here’s How

To access your Inbox:

There are several ways to access your Inbox when the Mail What’s New page is displayed.

  • Click the Inbox link on your What’s New page.

    Click the Inbox link on your What’s New page.

  • Click the Inbox tab.

    Click the Inbox tab

  • Select the Inbox folder in the list of folders on the left side of the window.

    Select the Inbox folder from the folder list.

 

To check the weather anywhere:

  1. Near the center of the Mail What’s New page, click the currently displayed city.

    Click the currently displayed city.

    A small window appears where you can type a new city.

  2. Type a city and its location (for example, its state or country) in the box, then click the Go button.

    Type a city, then click the Go button.

    The new location and its weather appear.

    The new location and its weather appear.

  3. Click the weather to see a more detailed forecast and to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures.

    Click the weather to see more details

 

To view your favorite top news stories:

  1. To read a news story, click on the headline of the story in the news area of the Mail What’s New page.

    Click the headline of a news story.

    A new browser window opens displaying the full story.

    To return to att.net Mail, click the browser window that displays your Mail What’s New page.

  2. To change the list news headlines, select a different category from the list of available categories.

    Select a news category from the menu.

    Note: The available news categories may vary depending on your location.

    att.net Mail updates your What’s New page to show the news category you selected.

    Your selected news category

    This is the category that displays until you change it.

  3. To see more news articles, click the More News link at the bottom of the list.

    Click the More News link

    A new browser window opens displaying the Yahoo! News site.

    To return to att.net Mail, click the browser window that displays your Mail What’s New page.

 

To rearrange content on the What’s New Page:

  1. To move the Updates section below the Today section on the page, click the Move Down button.

    Click the Move Down button.

  2. To move the Updates section above the Today section on the page, click the Move Up button.

    Click the Move Up button.

 

To use the Calendar Bar:

  1. Track upcoming events on your Yahoo! Calendar by reading the Calendar Bar, which spans the bottom of the Mail What’s New page.

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  2. Click the right arrow to view later events on your Yahoo! Calendar. Click the left arrow to view earlier events.

 

To set the page you see when you launch att.net Mail:

  1. In a browser, go to your att.net Mail page.

  2. Select More Options from the Options menu.

    Select More Options from the Options menu.

    The General options page appears.

  3. To view the What’s New tab immediately upon logging in to att.net Mail, select the Show me the Home Tab option.

    Select the Show me the Home tab option.

  4. To view your Inbox immediately upon logging in to att.net Mail, select the Show me my Inbox radio option.

  5. Click the Save Changes button to save your settings.

    Click the Save Changes button.

  6. You can also view your personal Mail page at any time by clicking the What’s New tab at the top of the Mail window.

    Click the What’s New tab

 

What’s Next

You can change the overall color scheme of your att.net Mail page.


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Words to Know

  • Avatar: a character that you can personalize to express your mood at any given time. It’s like a virtual you. By changing hairstyles, clothes, accessories, and backgrounds, you can create your own unique persona.
  • Connection: a person you spend significant time online with and with whom you want to share personal information. Connections have privileged access to each others’ profiles.
  • Public photo: a picture or avatar representing you in some way that you share with others on your profile on Yahoo!
  • Inbox: a folder where you receive incoming email.
  • Status message: a personal message that appears on your profile card, your mail home page, and other places throughout the Yahoo! network; you can change it whenever you want.