Signing In to BT Yahoo! Online 

Signing In Sign-In Options Creating User-Specific Desktop Icons

Signing In

You can use the BT Yahoo! Browser without signing in, but to take full advantage of the Browser's features, you must sign in to BT Yahoo! Online. When you are signed in, you will see these additional features:

  • Live and personalised content available in the Sidebar
  • Single sign-in to all your BT Yahoo! Online services
  • Customised view of the Browser that best fits your needs

The first time you launch the Browser, enter your sign-in information in the Sign-In window.


Here's How

  1. Launch the Browser.

    The first time you launch the Browser, it displays the Sign-In window, and your BT Username should be listed. Click your BT Username and skip to step 3.

  2. If you do not see your BT Username on the list, click the Other Users button.

    The Sign-In window displays the sign-in form on the right.

    Sign-In Form

  3. Enter your BT Username and password, check or uncheck the boxes for the options you want to apply or disable, and then click the Sign In button.

    The Auto Import Address Book and Bookmarks prompt appears.

    Auto Import prompt

  4. If you want to import your address book or bookmarks from other applications, click the Yes button. The imported information will be available to you only, not to other Browser users.

    If you do not want to import your address book or bookmarks from other applications, click the No button, and skip steps 5 and 6.

    If you click the Yes button, the Import window appears.

    Import page

  5. Check the box next to the items you want to import. (If you are importing Netscape bookmarks, select your Netscape profile from the list.) Then click the Start Import button.

    A progress indicator appears for each option you selected to be imported.

    Successful import message

  6. When the message indicates that the import is complete, click the Done button.

    The Browser appears, and you are signed in.

  7. The next time you launch the Browser, the Sign-In window appears automatically displaying your name in the Sign In List on the left.

    Sign-in window for a known userZoom image icon

  8. Select your name, and enter your password.

    If you checked the box next to Save My Password, the Sign-In window automatically fills in your password.

    If you check the box next to Sign in to Messenger, the Sign-In window automatically signs you in to  BT Yahoo! Messenger as well as to the Browser.

  9. If you are not the main account user, you are considered a guest. After you sign in and check the Add my ID to the Sign In List option, your name appears on the sign-in list.

    Sign-in list


What's Next

After you sign in, you can set your sign-in preferences and create user-specific desktop icons.

Help Topics

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Words to Know

  • Address Book: a listing of people and their contact information associated with each BT Yahoo! Online account.
  • Bookmark: a link to a web page that is stored with a browser. Select a bookmark to go directly to the designated page.
  • BT Yahoo! Messenger: a web-based tool that allows you to chat with one or more people over the Internet in real time (instantly) – sometimes referred to as "instant messenger" or "IM".
  • BT Username: the name—in the form of or—by which a person is known to the BT Yahoo! network.
  • Import: to receive data into one program from another.
  • Sign in: enter your BT Username and password to identify yourself to the network and to gain access to your personal information.

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