Mail Classic Quick Start

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Introducing Mail Classic

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Welcome to Mail Classic, an application that lets you send and receive email messages from anywhere in the world. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and a Web browser, and, of course, your very own Member Mail. Equipped with these items, you can sign into Mail and start emailing your friends. By the way, we refer to your friends, colleagues, family, whoever, as your contacts.

With Mail, you get unlimited email storage, built-in search to quickly find email, and our award-winning online security.

While you’re emailing, keep your Yahoo! Contacts up to date using the Contacts tab, manage your many social engagements in Yahoo! Calendar, and keep track of your tasks and thoughts with Yahoo! Notepad. These and other services are at your fingertips while you work with Mail Classic.

Welcome to Mail Classic


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Words to Know

  • Attachment: a separate file included as part of an email message; for example, a multimedia or document file.
  • Contact: a person with whom you interact; someone to whom you might want to send an email, instant message, or text message.
  • Disposable email address: a customized email address that you create to protect your regular Mail address.
  • Distribution list: a group of contacts to whom you want to send the same email message. Mail uses categories as distribution lists.
  • Folder: a container that holds individual elements specific to the context; for example, email messages in Mail.
  • Member ID: the name by which a person is known to the AT&T and Yahoo! networks.
  • Signature: a few lines of text that is added automatically to the end of each outgoing message.
  • Spam: unsolicited email on the Internet; also called "junk mail".
  • Sub account: an account linked to the primary account, typically for another member of the household; same as "member account".