Learning how to use the Notepad

Yahoo is known for offering a quite extensive and useful set of services for some time now, which include obviously email but also others that are considered valuable around the world, such as Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo News that bring a lot of informative material to users from reliable sources.

Not being enough with that, Yahoo on its renewal has added some other features and tools that can be used directly through Yahoo Mail as based platform, in order to provide a more integral and general approach of service. One of these instruments is the notepad, as a tool that browsing the web can be very handy at some point to register and save important information.

In fact, Yahoo´s notepad takes advantage of cloud features and every note saved will be saved and shown in any devices from which the user log in, local or portable and on real time. In this way, important information kept on the notepad is available anytime, anywhere. Let us talk to you about Yahoo´s notepad in more details and how to use it and take advantage the most of it.

Logging in on Yahoo Mail to have access to the notepad

In order to have access to Yahoo´s notepad and take advantage of everything it offers, the first step we must take at least the first time is to open session on Yahoo Mail. To do it, we can access the URL address www.login.yahoo.com and enter the email address and password, getting logged in to the inbox to follow the next steps.

Now that we have opened session on Yahoo Mail and we are looking at our inbox, to access the notepad we just have to click on the icon placed at the right of the screen, along with Calendar and Contacts icon.

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By clicking on this icon the notepad will be opened on another completely different window or browser tab, depending on if we are using Chrome, Mozilla, Edge, Internet Explorer or Safari. In any case, Yahoo´s notepad will opened independently as another platform, where we can finally start using it.

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There are a number of great possibilities with the notepad service offered by Yahoo, from the creation of new notes and their editing process to add completely new customizable notebooks and so much more, as easy step we will be following in next.

Creating new notes on Yahoo´s notepad

To start using the Yahoo´s notepad we must have clear that there are plenty of options that are quite straightforward, as a platform that is always divided into three main parts; to the very left of the screen we have the notebook panel where default and customizable notebooks are placed.

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Secondly, more to the center we have the notes panel where all notes from the selected or specific notebook are shown at once and in order. This is particularly useful in multitasking since while we are using or editing a note the others are available on the notes panel at first sight.

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Thirdly, to the very right and with the most available space we have the content panel, where the text of every selected note is shown in this segment for reading and also for editing. It should be noticed that the content appearing in this part of the layout is only the one included on the selected note on the notes panel.

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Now that is has been clarified let us start creating new notes. To do so, you just have to click on option “New note” right on top of the notebook panel. By doing so, the editing options will be opened on the content panel to add the note´s name and included text.

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In this case we will be creating a new note related to a reminder from work, so its title will be “Work reminder” to be entered at the top of the content panel. Then, we click below and start writing the included content or actual text of the note. When we have finished we click on “Save” and it will be automatically saved.

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Like this, the new note is now saved and available for consulting or editing options listed on the notes panel.

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Creating new notebooks to include specific notes on the notepad

On another part, the same way you can create new notes you are able to create new notebooks to save specific types of notes that can be related to work, personal life, reminders, tips, studies or any other. Like this, you as a user can have a more organized notepad that translates into a more useful one that saves time and is more efficient.

Now, to create new notepads is even easier than creating notes; just click on the option “New notebook” on the notebook panel and then write the new notebook´s new name and that is basically it. In this case we will be creating a new notebook for study notes.

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In this way a new notebook is now available for specific use and every new note created while such notebook is selected will be save on it.

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For example, while the “Study notes” folder is selected let us create a new note that will be called “Tests” and include important information about test dates and more. By clicking on “Save” such note was saved on the selected folder, which in this case was “Study notes.”

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Managing notes on Yahoo´s notepad

In case we have created and for some reasons we need to move them to other notepads or simply delete them because there is no more use to them, the process is very simple to carry out.

First, we select the notepad where the note is included and select it, by doing so a little option panel will be enabled placed at the top of the notes panel, corresponding to different actions we can perform that will affect the selected note.

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For example, we can move the note to other notebook in case we need to, just by clicking on “Move” and then selecting the notebook where we want to place the note. In this case we will be moving the “Work reminder” note from the “Unfiled” notebook to “Study notes.”

Like this, the note was easily move from one notebook to the other as a great management options to keep the notepad clean and organized.

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On the other hand, in case we do not need a note anymore for any reason, there are two easy procedures in which we can delete them for good.

The first one will be selecting the note to be erased and click on the “Delete” option, and a new warning will appear asking you if you are sure to perform the deleting process, click on “Delete” again and the note will be deleted permanently.

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The second deleting process is even more direct and you can do it by clicking only on the trashcan icon that appear when you place the mouse cursor on a note, and like this the platform will ask you if you are sure about deleting it, click on “Delete” and you are good to go.

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When it comes to modify the notes and their title the process can be done directly by clicking on the note to modify and then on its title or content, enter the new text and that will be it.

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Customize the layout and design of your inbox

Email services have become a standard when it comes to the platforms that allow to share important information, documents as attachments and other formal and informal communication, through the web and now having the possibility for these platforms to be managed and utilized with mobile devices and proper apps, such as it happens with the new Yahoo! Mail platform.

However, at present time users look for more than the simple function of sending messages and attachments respecting the email platforms they use, requiring a whole set of complex possibilities email services must have these days if they want to stand out. So, such possibilities addresses many aspects of the general user experience that help email platforms to be preferred by users in a massive way.

For example, folder creation, text editing and several security options to manage are some of the few functions users demand right now respecting great email services. Nevertheless, one of the most valuable functions considered by plenty of people is the possibility to customize and change the different layout and general design of the email platforms of use.

With the new version of Yahoo! Mail users will be able to adapt and change the design and layout of the platform, respecting the inbox and the aspect of the different folders and areas, giving a more personal feel to the service as something that is considered valuable on behalf of users. Let us tell you how to customize and change the design, layout and color in YMail.

Changing colored themes and viewing options in Yahoo! Mail

After you have been logged in on Yahoo! Mail, you can access the different customization options available. To do so, you may click on the “Settings” button that is located on the upper right part of the screen, right under the “Home” icon. In this way, you will be accessing to the different customization options to change the platform at your own taste and feel.

By doing so, a menu will be deployed showing different options to change the design and layout of the platform, from themes to the way the messages are shown and open in the inbox.

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First, we have the first customization option related to themes in which selecting one of them we will be able to change the color and general theme of the platform.

For example, while there are different solid colors it is also possible to select landscape and also lighthouse designs, and such themes are shown on circled icons you can choose by only clicking on them, and the effect will be applied automatically.

In this case we are going to select the color green or green theme to change it over the previous dark blue applied before.


After we have applied a new theme, we can continue customizing the platform very easily. Right below the theme list, there are viewing options that are designed to make more comfortable the use of the platform depending on the light conditions.

To begin with, the default viewing option is “Light” where the platform´s background is completely white. This option is recommended for condition with strong light and use by day.


Secondly, the user can choose to other selection respecting the viewing options that correspond to “Medium” and “Dark”, being those the perfect choice for low light conditions or use of the platform by night. By choosing these two options the background will get the color of the selected theme, with no white background except for the “Medium” selection.


Customizing message layout and inbox spacing

Continuing, in Yahoo! Mail is possible for you to change the message layout and choose between different choice, which are considered quite valuable by a lot of users since like this they can check emails and their content at the same time without clicking individually on them, as well as enjoying of the traditional list layout.

Right below the available themes and viewing options you can choose between three different message layouts: “List” as the traditional view of the emails as a list, which in this case the details and content of every message is not shown, but date and subject.


The second message layout to choose is the “Right” option, in which the different messages on the inbox are shown on a small list to the left, and when the user clicks on one message the details and content of such email appear on a panel located to the right. This options is perfecto for those who need to check their inbox faster and not by clicking on every message individually.


Thirdly, the last option respecting message layout corresponds to “Bottom” as a particular selection users can choose if they want to. In this case, the different messages and emails will be shown at the upper part of the inbox, and the details and content of the selected message in such inbox will appear right below and similarly to the previous available selection.


On another part, by using this customization panel the user can change the inbox spacing as a valuable option for those who like to see emails and message bigger or smaller on the inbox, depending on the screen used.

So, it is possible to pick from “Small” and “Medium” to “Large”, and by applying every option emails on the inbox will look bigger or smaller depending on the choice.


Other customization options in Yahoo! Mail

There are other diverse options on Yahoo! Mail to keep on customizing the platform by the user. For example, on the customization panel right below the inbox spacing options you are able to pick between enable or disable the “Message Tabs” selection, which will turn on tabs to multi-task, and in this way different tabs will be shown above the inbox for diverse uses.


In order to access other customization options you can click on the “More Settings” button as the last one placed on the customization panel. In this way, other customization possibilities will be shown as you can see on the Image 16.


Since all of these options that are being shown have been addressed previously on this tutorial, the remaining will be the last one corresponding to the “Message Preview”, which show a little preview of every message on the inbox to know what they are about. This option can be enabled or disabled by clicking on the switch placed next to the option.


As last customizing option, if you click on the “Viewing Email” option on the general Setting menu it is possible to modify the selection “Group by Conversation”, in which messages within an email are gathered together for better general viewing. This option can be enabled or disabled by clicking on the blue switch.


It is recommended to disable the previous option if the user is interested on having a more traditional approach on using the Ymail service, although leaving it enabled will make the message viewing and replying process a lot easier.

Yahoo Mail Comes back Reinvented and ready to Conquer

Yahoo! Is one of the main and most experienced email platforms in comparison to its competitors, although at present time it is facing a crisis that it may overcome very soon, thanks to the new perspective it has been willing to do with its services.

Since, Yahoo! Mail is in the seeds of its rebirth thanks to a recently renew implemented interface, which is scaling on the Yahoo! User accounts who still are faithful to its services.

In detail, one of the most important changes has been regarding the general interface reinvention, which is now more minimalistic and clearer if we compare it with its previous version. In fact, a great benefit is that this new interface can be personalized greatly and in a simpler way.

Personalization at the click of just one button

To begin with, in order to personalize Yahoo! Mail interface you to have to click on the setting button that is located on the right side of the screen, along with Yahoo Messenger, contacts and calendar buttons. So, this button will show personalization parameters among which definitely stand out color and other personalized areas with your selection.  


Of course, not only the colors can be personalized on the new interface, but other aspects like element distribution, mail sample design as visualization mode, and if it is wished use tab mode as well.

In the same way, you can select the mailbox spacing option right underneath the selection of color personalization areas in the interface. For example, available options are small, medium and large, which can be selected to take advantage of visualization screen size.   


In another way, message design options allow to get message visualization on the side or underneath mailbox. Like this, this is useful if the visualized screen resolution is too wide or too long, being able to take advantage the most of it. However, if the resolution is too low message tab option is more useful, though.

In so, to activate this modifications you have to select one out of the three options in the message design area. Thus, options available are: No Preview Panel, Show Message to the Right and Show Message on the Bottom. Also, message tab option is a switch just underneath the available choices.  


A more functional searching panel and user management

Continuing, the top bar regarding the whole interface has been simplified, having the same elements found on the older version, but it is shown in a simpler way now. So, the searching bar is now programmed to deliver priority on finding existing primary elements on the email.  


In order to be able to use this searching bar, think about and write key words on what it is required and then click the searching button. On the other hand, if what you wish to search have some particular qualities, you can click on the complementary button with the pointing down arrow icon, in order to open the advanced searching options.


On another subject, account management options are now located to the right top of the screen. In details, management consists on: the user button, an access button directing other Yahoo! Services and a start button, which leads to Yahoo!´s home page.

In that way, to manage the accounts you just have to click the button with the user name on it, and then an emergent icon will appear to show information about the account with the logged session and options to add other several Yahoo! Accounts. In the same way, the session can be logged out from this option.  

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In order to access other Yahoo! Services as Yahoo! Sports or Yahoo! Finance, you have to click on the service button that opens an emerging menu, with links leading all these services. In so, to click on any of them will make you leave YMail, although the session will not be logged out.

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An access area to smarter files

The left panel has always been the one with access to predetermine email folders. In fact, the previous version of Yahoo Mail already combined smart folders with predetermine folders, but this time this function has been taken to a whole new level.

Regarding this, besides these links to smart folder other links are showed to visualize images only and attached documents that are contained on the emails, and last, there are the links to created folders in order to organize emails to own criteria, resulting on more neat and clean aspect.

Therefore, in order to use these functions it is just required clicking on the link of interest, if it is about an smart filter it will show email belonging only its corresponding definition, clicking on documents or images views and email visualization area will start loading a gallery, which will give access to multimedia elements such as photos, videos and others.

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Of course, personalized folders can be modified at own will and if you want to hide them for personal preference, you can click on Hide, being this option reversible, as well.

Yahoo! goes on the right way, although it has to use the strategy on taking characteristics already invented by its competitors, but in this case it is a way to be able to modernize itself and become a competitive online email client.

Tricks for Yahoo that You Should Know About

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In this post, we’ve got some more useful tricks for using your Yahoo account more efficiently and effectively. We’ll go over how to select all the messages in a folder at once (even if there are so many messages they take up multiple pages), tricks for searching for a specific email in your Yahoo Mail, and how to easily create a printer friendly version of a message (no ads or other nonsense).

How to select all messages in Yahoo, even on multiple pages

By the time you find a few minutes to organize your Yahoo email, you might already have hundreds upon hundreds of emails in your various folders. And when you have that many messages, they can’t all be displayed on one page – instead, Yahoo breaks them up into multiple pages. That means that if you wanted to select all 486 emails from a particular folder using the normal method, you’d have to click the “Select all” checkbox for each and every page that those messages are one. Yuck.

Fortunately, there’s a much faster way to do this using Yahoo’s “Search mail” feature.

At the top of your Yahoo Mail inbox, there is a search bar that you can use to search your mail. To the left of it is a small drop down menu that lets you choose which folder of your mail you want to search in. By default, this is set to “All”.

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Let’s say I want to select all of the messages from my Inbox folder so I can move them somewhere else (Trash, Archive, etc.). I would click on the folder menu and select “Inbox”. Just select whichever folder you want to select all messages from.

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Once you’ve selected the right folder, don’t type anything in the search bar, and just click “Search mail”.

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You’ll see all the messages from your selected folder that can fit on one page. Now, obviously I only have 4 messages in my Inbox and I could have easily selected them all manually or just done the “Select all” checkbox at the top of my inbox. But if you have several pages of emails, doing this will only select “all” the emails on the first page, and you’d have to repeat it for every single page.

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But with these search results, if you click the “Select all” checkbox, it actually selects ALL of the messages at once, no matter how many pages of emails there are. So simply click the top checkbox to select every email in the folder you chose, and then take whatever action you want with them (delete them, mark as spam, move to another folder, archive, etc.).

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Tricks for searching your Yahoo Mail inbox

Yahoo Mail has some useful search operators that make it easier to find a specific email, even if you can’t remember the details about it. Most people don’t know about these email search tips, and they just blindly wander around their inbox until the find their desired message by pure luck or get tired of looking. But not you!

Let’s say I think I remember getting an email from my Grandma with a recipe that looked interesting. I think it was an Italian recipe that used parsley… or was it Italian parsley? Was it even Grandma who sent it? Where do we even begin?!

If I type the phrase “italian parsley” (including quotation marks) into the Yahoo Mail search bar and click search (if you really don’t know where to look, it’s probably best to have “All” selected for the folder), it will show me all emails I have received and sent that have the exact phrase, “Italian parsley” somewhere inside them. Search terms are not case sensitive, so it doesn’t matter if you use lowercase or uppercase letters.

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By removing the quotations marks and just searching for italian parsley, Yahoo understands this to mean “Italian” and “parsley”, so this will bring up all emails that have both of these words somewhere in them.

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If you want the search tool to use “or” instead of “and”, you can enter the search terms in parenthesis: (italian parsley) will give all messages that have either “Italian” or “parsley”.

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But now that I’ve looked through all these messages, I realize that it wasn’t parsley at all. So I can enter (without quotations) “italian-parsley”; the – means “minus” in this case, so this will give me all messages that have the word “Italian” but only if they don’t have the word “parsley”.

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Let’s try another approach. Maybe I’m pretty sure the email with the recipe I want had “recipe” in the subject of the message. I can search (without quotations) subject:recipe to return all emails with “recipe” in the subject line.

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Ok, but if I have 1000 recipe emails from my Mom and I know she wasn’t the one who sent it, I can remove her messages from my search results using the same “minus sign” as before. subject:recipe -from:Mom will return all emails with “recipe” in the subject that didn’t come from Mom.

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Now that I think of it, I am pretty sure that recipe was from Grandma. I’ll try checking all messages from:Grandma.

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I can narrow that down a bit by searching only for recipe emails from Grandma with the search term from:Grandma subject:recipe.

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And so on and so forth, you can combine these operators “and”, “or”, “not”, “subject”, “from” in any way you want to find the message you’re looking for.

Print an email in Yahoo Mail

Most of the time, if you try to print an email directly from your inbox, you’ll end up wasting a lot of ink and paper on whatever advertisements were there when you hit the print button. Luckily, Yahoo Mail has a super simple way to create an ad-free, printer-friendly version of an email.

First, open the message you want to print. Then, just hit the “P” button on your computer keyboard. A new window with the printer-friendly email will pop up.

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Alternatively, you can click on the “More” menu inside the email and click on “Print”. The same popup window will appear.

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Now you have 3 more tricks up your sleeve that will let you get the most out of your Yahoo account! You’re basically a Yahoo Mail pro now.

Tips for Using Your Yahoo Account

Yahoo Mail is a great email platform that’s quite intuitive and easy to navigate, and if you had enough time, I’m sure you could figure out how to do just about anything you want in your Yahoo account just by clicking around and doing some trial and error. But who has time for that?

To make your life easier, we’ve put together some of the most useful and popular tips for using your Yahoo account. Enjoy!

What if I forget or lose my password?

When you set up your Yahoo account, certain “safety features” were put in place in case you ever forgot your password. If you added a secondary email address to your Yahoo account, recovering your password and accessing your account will be easy. If you didn’t add a secondary email address, Yahoo should have asked you to choose and answer a couple security questions in order to prove you are really you and recover your account.  Hopefully you remember the answers to these questions!

First, go to the Yahoo sign in page and click on “Need help?”

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Now, click on “I don’t remember my password”.

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This next screen will be slightly different depending on the information you provided when you set up your Yahoo account. If, like me, you added your mobile phone number, Yahoo’s first choice to recover your password is to text a code to your cell phone, since this is the most secure way to prove that you’re you. If you don’t have that phone number anymore, you’ll have to click on “I don’t have access to this phone” and try something else.

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If you added a secondary email address, this is Yahoo’s second choice to recover your account. If for some reason you can’t get into that email address either, you’ll have to click on “I don’t have access to this email”, and pray that you set up security questions when you created your Yahoo account.

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As you can see, I didn’t

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There are limited options when it comes to recovering a lost or forgotten password, which is why it is so important to pick one that you won’t forget or write it down and keep it in a very safe place. On the other hand, it can’t be so easy that someone else can guess it and break into your personal account.

Help! What if I deleted an important message from Yahoo mail?

If you accidentally delete an important message and you haven’t emptied your trash folder, you can un-delete the message by moving it out of your trash folder.

If you have emptied your trash, or if the message just vanished into thin air, there is still a way to get it back as long as you act within the first 7 days of it being deleted. Here’s how:

First, go into your Yahoo inbox and hover over the gear icon, then click settings.

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In the settings window, go to the Accounts section. We need to make sure you have POP enabled on your Yahoo email address, so click on your Yahoo email account to view/edit details.

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Scroll down until you see the option for POP or Forwarding, and make sure POP is checked (you can only have one of these checked at a time).

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Next, go back to the Accounts section and click on “Add another mailbox”. You can add another email address that you will be able to use to check your Yahoo mail. It can be Outlook, Gmail, etc.

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Enter in the relevant information, give your other email account permission to sync with Yahoo when prompted, and give your account some time to sync. This is important because we’re going to request a restored copy of your Yahoo mail from, say, 24 hours ago, so if you don’t put the emails you received in the last 24 hours somewhere else, they will be gone forever.

Once your other email has synced with Ymail, you can download your existing messages into the other email account. Then, go back to your Yahoo inbox, go to the gear icon again and click “Help”. When the help popup shows up, click on the link at the bottom that says “Still need help?”

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On the Yahoo help page, click the topic “Organize and restore emails”, then choose subtopic “Deleted email messages by mistake” or “Email is unexpectedly lost or missing”. They both will give you the option to “Restore Yahoo Mail” with a backup copy. Click on the “Restore Yahoo Mail” button.

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On the help request form, select “Accidentally deleted messages on web Mail”, say when was the last time you saw the message(s) you need enter the captcha code and click “Create Request”.  Yahoo will contact you and in most cases will be able to take your account back in time to before the message was lost or deleted so that you can get it back.

How do I set up my Yahoo email signature?

Many people like to add a signature to their email, especially if they use their Yahoo account for work. This is text that will be displayed at the bottom of every email you send in Yahoo automatically, unless you manually delete it.

Here’s how to create an email signature in Yahoo:

Go back to your “Settings” by using the gear icon in your inbox, and go to the “Accounts section” and select your Yahoo email address.

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Scroll down until you find the “Signature” section, check the box to “append a signature to the emails you send”, and then use the box to enter the text you want for your signature. You can also use rich text formatting to change the font style, color, etc. Then click “Save”.

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There you have it, the 3 most useful and popular tips for using your Yahoo account!

Don’t forget to check out our post, “Security Tips for Yahoo Mail” and stay tuned for another post on tricks that will let you get the most out of your Yahoo account.