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Using Your New E-Mail Account:

Logging In and Viewing Messages

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"Logging In" to your new e-mail account

Any time you go to a web site that requires you to enter your user ID and password, you are "logging in" to that site. You may already have experience doing this with your bank, credit card company, or utility company. We're going to go over logging in to Yahoo! mail so that we can work with our newly created e-mail account. Please note that you must already have an account with Yahoo! to be able to log in. If you do not yet have an account (unlikely if you are going through this tutorial step by step), please see our instructions on how to get an account.


To Log In (Printable copy of these instructions):
  • Go to mail.yahoo.com, you will be presented with the following page (partial):

  • Enter the Yahoo! ID you created in the last lesson, and the password you assigned.

  • Click Sign In.
    Tip: If you are on your home computer and don't want to mess around with trying to remember your e-mail password, just write your password down in a safe place and check the box beside "Remember my ID on this computer." Make sure you remember where and what your password is in case you ever have to enter it again (for example, if you get a new computer or are at the library). We don't recommend saving your password on any public machine (at the library or Internet Cafe, for example).

Viewing Your Messages

  • Click on "Inbox" to check new mail. In this case, it will be bold and have "(1)" beside it because you have one new message!

  • To view your new message, click on the blue link for the message under the "Subject" heading.

  • You will then see your message.

    The red outlined area, the message header, shows when the message was sent, who sent it, what the subject is, and to whom it was sent. Below this "header," is your message (not shown here).

  • To go back to your Inbox, click the "Inbox" link on the left hand side of the page.

  • Delete messages: To delete messages, click the "Inbox" link on the left hand side of the page, and place a checkmark in the box to the left of the message you'd like to delete, then click the "Delete" button.

Are you ready to compose your first e-mail message? If so go on to the next lesson!
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