|Overview||Adding Another Account||Sending Mail Using Another Email Address||Receiving Email From Another Account||Editing an Account||Deleting an Account|
Do you have several email accounts? It’s OK, you can admit that you have one or more non-Yahoo! email accounts. You may even have several Yahoo! Mail accounts. We don’t mind. In fact, we can help you simplify your life by letting you send and retrieve messages from any of your external email accounts in one convenient location...your Yahoo! Mail account.
One caveat, to retrieve messages from an external account, the account must allow POP3 access (such as Yahoo! Mail Plus or Netscape Mail). Even if it doesn’t have POP access, you can still send messages.
Sending and retrieving email messages from an external account while working in your Yahoo! Mail account requires the following:
To allow Yahoo! Mail to send messages from the external account, you need to provide the account’s email address. Optionally, if you want Yahoo! Mail to be able to retrieve messages from this account, you need to provide information about the account’s mail server and how to sign in to the account.
This important step—part of setting up the account—protects the privacy of your external account by making it difficult for anyone else to gain unauthorized access to it.
This optional task gives you the opportunity to add a few more options, such as having all mail from the external account delivered to a specific folder in your Yahoo! Mail account and retrieving new messages only.
Once you set up the account in Yahoo! Mail, you’ll be able to send messages from that account’s email address by choosing it in the From box on the compose page. When your recipients receive the email, they’ll see the address you selected and their replies will be sent to that email address.
If you set up Yahoo! Mail to retrieve messages from another account, you can simply click a button to pull email into your Yahoo! mailbox. You can decide if copies of the messages remain in the external account or are automatically deleted when you "pop" them into Yahoo! Mail.
When you add an account to Yahoo! Mail, you are setting Yahoo! Mail up to send messages from that account. You have the option of allowing Yahoo! Mail to also retrieve messages from that account.