Change the background and theme in Yahoo Mail

Make it yours! Customize your Yahoo Mail, Contacts, and Calendar with a background image or solid color theme.

Changing your themes

Switch up the look of your account with solid color themes and beautiful image backgrounds.


From the Settings menu

  1. Mouse over the Settings menu icon Gear Icon | select Themes.
  2. Click a theme to select it.
  3. Click Save.

From the View menu

  1. Click View | Themes.
  2. Click a theme to select it.
  3. Click Save.


Demonstrates changing the background and theme

From the Theme Switcher

  1. Mouse over the Postcard Gallery icon Postcard Gallery icon in the lower left corner.
    - The postcard gallery appears at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Scroll through the image thumbnails using the arrows at the left and right of the gallery.
  3. Click a thumbnail image to preview its theme.
  4. Click above the Postcard Gallery to enable your selected theme.

  Good to know: You can select one of the following themes to view your account with a light, solid color background:

Color swatches of light, solid-color background themes

Themes is just the beginning.  Learn about Yahoo Mail's other features.

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