Do you want to know everything about Yahoo! mail? Do you want to know how to register or log in with the sign in? Do you want to know how to open your Yahoo mailbox? Are you having trouble logging in or can’t remember your password? Do you want to log out safely? Those questions, and many others, can be found here.
Sign in to Yahoo Mail
How do you sign up and login to access the Yahoo mailbox. By following the following steps it is possible to quickly go through the login. You first go to the Yahoo Mail login page. There, select Sign in at the top right. You can now enter your username, email address or phone number. Then click on ‘Next’. Enter your password on the next page. Now click on ‘Next’ again. If you did everything right, you are now logged in to your Yahoo Mail.
Watch out for abuse
It is important to be aware of Yahoo account abuse. This means that you have to pay close attention to safety. For example, make sure that the option ‘Stay signed in’ is not checked. When this is the case, everyone has easy access to your account, with annoying consequences. So make sure you always turn this off.
Yahoo! password reset
Do you have problems with your password and username, for example because you have forgotten them? Then it is possible to restore it. You do that by going to the Yahoo sign helper page. There you get three options. You can choose email address or phone number for registration. You can choose a phone number for recovery. And you can choose a recovery email address. After your choice, press ‘Next’. You will be sent an 8-digit code. Fill it in and follow the directions you get. If you do everything as indicated, you have recovered your password.
Yahoo Mail Tips and Tricks
With a number of tips you can get the most out of your account at Yahoo Mail. For example, it is important to log in to your account at least once a year. It is also important to always work with an updated web browser. It is also smart to change your Yahoo password regularly. Then use a password that consists of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and other punctuation marks. It must be at least 8 characters long.
Set up Yahoo mail
When you create a new email address with Yahoo Mail, the settings are done automatically. If that does go wrong, it is important to first log in via webmail from Yahoo. If you then arrive at your e-mail without an error message, you have the option here to change settings manually. Note that there is a difference between received mail and sent mail.
The main distinction can be found between IMAP and POP3. IMAP lets the mail service server keep the messages. POP3 lets you download the messages and then delete them from the server. That means they cannot be downloaded again. With IMAP you can access your e-mail messages everywhere, even on other devices.
IMAP Settings for Yahoo
Want to connect your Yahoo Mail to desktop software or a mobile app? Then IMAP is the smartest solution. You can then do things remotely, but see this reflected in your Yahoo Mail, wherever you open it and whatever software or webmail you use. It is important to set this correctly.
Incoming mail server (IMAP):
Requires SSL: Yes
POP3 Settings for Yahoo
Those who prefer to work with POP3 rather than IMAP for Yahoo will need different settings. With POP3 mail can be viewed with software or an app. However, it is then the case that they are removed from the Yahoo server and later no longer available elsewhere. The following settings are then required.
Incoming mail server (POP):
Requires SSL: Yes
SMTP Settings for Yahoo
Settings are also required for sending e-mails. These are the SMTP settings. They are for Yahoo Mail as follows. There is no distinction between IMAP or POP3 in this case.
Outgoing mail server (SMTP):
Port: 465 or 587
Requires SSL: Yes
Requires TLS: Yes (if available)
Requires authentication: Yes
Troubleshoot login issues
Are you facing login problems for your Yahoo account? Then this can be due to various reasons. You may have forgotten your password. It is also possible that the two-step verification is enabled. There may also be some other problems. All solutions for this are given in the FAQ further down this page. If you still have problems, you can also contact the Yahoo Chat Assistant.
Information about Yahoo
Yahoo mail, actually writing as Yahoo! Mail, has been operating as an e-mail service since 1997 as part of a larger suite of Internet services from Yahoo. You can access your mailbox on any computer via the service’s webmail. This can be compared with other providers such as Hotmaal and Gmail. Yahoo has more than 225 million users worldwide for the email service. You can also use it for other types of email accounts that you can access via webmail. You can take out different email subscriptions. One is for companies. The other three are for private individuals. These are Basic, Plus and Ad Free.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions related to Yahoo Mail.
- How do I sign in to Yahoo Mail?
On this page you will find the url for Yahoo Mail. Click on it and use your email address and password to log in.
- What do I do if I have lost my password?
You can recover your Yahoo Mail password by clicking here.
- Can I install Yahoo Mail with Windows 10?
- What do I do with the message 'Unknown user or wrong password'?
This message is often given when the SSL is disabled in the browser. SSL is a way of encrypting so that a secure connection can be made between the mail server and the browser. Always check whether this is enabled in the browser and enable it if it is not. After that, Yahoo webmail is easy to use. You can log in, but there are still problems with opening or sending e-mail. Then check whether the connection is via proxy and turn it off.
- Do I need a secure connection to send e-mail?
- How many GB is my Yahoo Mailbox?
The Yahoo Mail is now much bigger. Nowadays you have a maximum of 1 TB of space. If you do notice that it is filling up, then it is smart to clean the mailbox. You can do that in different ways. This way you can back up your emails. Empty your trash. Delete old mails and folders. Also check for emails with large attachments. It is important to pay close attention. Do you use IMAP? Then you will lose everything you delete for good, it is no longer on the server.
- Which browser can I use Yahoo Mail with?
Yahoo Mail is best used with the most up-to-date browsers. Think of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Safari. Note that Internet Explorer is no longer supported by Yahoo and other providers like Hotmail.
- Can't log in after a changed password?
Have you changed a password and you can no longer access your account? Then check the spelling of your password. Did you type everything correctly, including upper and lower case letters? Do you have the numbers and other punctuation marks right? Is Caps Lock off? Have you copied the password and is there no error? Then it should work. If it still doesn’t work, reset your password.
- Do you get an error message on MacOS when using Yahoo Webmail?
This is a known issue with older versions of MacOS. If the version is older than High Sierra, it is important to upgrade so that everything works properly again.
- Why is my mailbox full every time?
It often happens that e-mail programs are set up in such a way that a copy is made of every e-mail message. This is the case with Mac Mail and Vista Mail, among others. This option is enabled by default. As a result, your mailbox will fill up quickly. So disable this option in Yahoo’s mail settings.
- What is the difference between IMAP and POP3?
Both IMAP and POP3 can be used to retrieve e-mail from a mail server. The difference is that POP3 downloads the mail, but leaves it on the server. IMAP, on the other hand, receives the mails and removes them from the server. So you can never find them elsewhere.
- What do I do if my account is blocked?
You may sometimes have to deal with a temporarily blocked Yahoo Mail. This is because unusual login activities are logged. In that case you have to reset your password. You do this via your My Yahoo. This way you can unblock your account.
- Can I also see mail that I send via Yahoo Webmail in Outlook or Apple Mail?
When you use Yahoo webmail, your sent mail will also be placed there in the Sent Messages folder. So you cannot find it in e-mail software such as Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird. If you want to find the messages that you send via webmail, you can always set a copy to be sent to your own mail. Keep in mind that your mailbox will fill up faster.
- What does the message 'You must be logged in to access this page' mean?
This is an error message that often occurs when the browser does not accept cookies. So change this setting in your browser to be able to use Yahoo via webmail.
- What do I do when the message 'Your Yahoo account is locked'?
Do you get the message ‘Your Yahoo account is locked’? Then it means that too many attempts have been made to log in with incorrect information. This will result in your account being blocked for 12 hours for security reasons. If you want to log in again sooner, you need Yahoo’s login help.