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Fast, simple-to-use email with 1 TB of free mail storage that comes with all the goodness of Yahoo. Create your unique username to get started.
Fast, simple-to-use email with 1 TB of free mail storage that comes with all the goodness of Yahoo.
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All the tools you need to make your mail experience a breeze.
Welcome to your email. Personalise your inbox with vibrant themes and organise your mail the way that makes sense to you. Quickly access the tools you use every day, such as your Calendar, Notepad, Contacts, Instant Messages and Search. Our message toolbar and quick actions make it simple to sort, mark and delete emails in just a few clicks.
Your Inbox, Contacts, Calendar, Notepad and Messenger are grouped together in the top left-hand corner, meaning you can switch between tasks in a single click. If you get a new instant message while reading an email, just click the messenger icon to open a floating window that won't cause you to lose your work.
Keep your inbox nice and tidy with folders. File away important messages or keep track of emails that you need quick access to. Your folders are always accessible, making it easy to find what you need, when you need it.
Tabs makes it simple to switch between your emails, drafts, searches, your calendar and contacts all in one window. To turn on Tabs, go to View, Multitasking and select Tabs.
Make your inbox yours. Customize the layout, how you sort, and how you preview your messages under the View menu. Decide the best way to keep track of your work with Tabs or Recents. And with many beautiful themes to choose from, you can personalize the look of your inbox which carries across your devices.
Filter through hundreds of emails in seconds. Yahoo Mail's search tool makes it simple to find the exact message, document or photo that you're looking for, no matter how far back it was sent or received.
Search by keyword
Search the web
When you know what an email is about, but are not sure who sent it, try searching your mail by keyword. Save time scrolling by simply entering a word that you know is in the email and letting our smart search find it for you. For example, say that you are trying to find an email about a meeting. In the search box at the top of your mail, type in the word "meeting" and hit the 'Search mail' button. You'll see a list of results with all emails with that keyword mentioned.
Our dual purpose search allows you to search your mail or search the web in a single click. So if you're in the middle of composing a calendar invitation for a lunch meeting and want to search the web to find a cool spot nearby, just enter your query in the search box and select Search to open a new tab in your browser with your search results.
Composing an email should be both personal and productive. With Yahoo Mail, Compose lets you create and enhance your message with beautiful link previews and formatting options. Plus, with Dropbox and Flickr integration, you can attach files, documents and photos quicker than ever.
Send files with confidence. With 1 TB of free email space, you never have to worry about sending or receiving large files in your inbox and running out of space. Easily attach photos or documents from your computer by clicking the paperclip icon, or from your Flickr or Dropbox by clicking the drop-down menu. You can also drag and drop files from your computer into the Compose area and see them attach in no time.
Every day, millions of people send and receive attachments in Yahoo Mail. Quickly preview your Microsoft Office attachments (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe PDFs directly in your message view. Click on the filename and you'll see a full preview of your document.
Yahoo Calendar has all the tools you need to help manage and organise your busy schedule.
Get reminders for birthdays, anniversaries and appointments. With Yahoo Calendar, you can create calendar entries by clicking on the time and date when the event will be occurring. Add the event title and location, and select 'Add more details' to see options to invite people to the event or to add an alert reminder.
Your calendar automatically identifies your current location to give you the most up-to-date local weather. While viewing your daily, weekly or monthly calendar, click the weather icon to see a beautiful Flickr photo depicting your local weather conditions with the forecasted highs and lows. Click on the photo to see more weather information such as the weekly weather forecast, sun and moon phases, wind, pressure and more at Yahoo Weather.
Some people use their Calendar to manage their personal appointments, work and school schedules, and family events. We've made it easy for you to create and label calendar entries so you can quickly keep track and manage multiple parts of your life. To create a new Calendar, simply click on the gear icon next to Calendars, name and pick a colour theme for your new calendar, then Save.
Keep in touch with your personal network. Our two-step import feature allows you to add contacts from your Facebook account or other email providers such as Gmail or Outlook, making it simple to switch email accounts.
On each contact's profile, you'll find a snapshot of your most recent interactions with them, including messages, photos and files. So if you've had a long email thread with a friend about an upcoming holiday, simply navigate over to your contacts and select your friend's name to quickly see the latest emails and attachments that they've sent you about the trip.
Maintain and organise all your contacts in one place. In the Contacts section, click Import contacts and select the provider that you want to import your contacts from: Facebook, Google, Outlook, another Yahoo account or upload a .csv or .vcf file.
Yahoo Mail gives you the most free storage of any email provider. With 1 TB of free space (that's 1000 GB!), you'll never have to worry about deleting emails to save space.
1 TB storage
Keep all the emails and files that are sent to you. To check how much storage you have, go to Settings, and under Accounts you'll see the percentage storage that you've used.
Yahoo Mail uses the leading security technology to help keep you safe online. SSL encryption keeps your mail secure as it travels between your computer's web browser and Yahoo's servers. This means that no matter where you are, whether you're at home or browsing your mail in a coffee shop, your mail information is kept safe.
Whenever you use Yahoo Mail – whether on the web, mobile web, via mobile apps or IMAP, POP or SMTP – it is 100% encrypted by default and protected with 2,048-bit certificates. This encryption extends to your emails, attachments and contacts, as well as to Calendar and Messenger in Mail.
Yahoo Mail blocks more than 15 billion spam messages every day. We use machine learning and we constantly tune and improve our filtering technologies that block spam and other malicious emails that you do not want to see. You can help train the filters by clicking the Spam button every time you encounter unwanted emails in your inbox.
Tips for using the Yahoo Mail apps
Take your mail with you wherever you go. With the Yahoo Mail app, you can receive instant alerts when new email arrives so you never miss a message. Save time with these quick tips: Tap the tick boxes next to each message on Inbox View to quickly move, star or mark them as read. Swipe left or right in Message View to navigate between messages.