How to Check My Yahoo! Mail for New Mail

By Michelle Varsallona

Yahoo, like most email services, alerts you if you have new mail when you log in. If you receive your Yahoo email through your cell phone, you will get an audible alert and know right away when you have new mail. On the phone you are always connected to your mail while the phone is turned on, but on a computer you must be on the Web page and logged in to know when you have new mail. Yahoo does have ways of informing you when you have new mail on the website.

Step 1

Open your Web browser and navigate to the Yahoo homepage.

Step 2

Click on the "Yahoo! Mail" button on the left side of the page under "My Favorites."

Step 3

Log in to your account using your "Yahoo! ID" and password.

Step 4

View your folders on the left side of the page. If "Inbox" is in bold lettering, that indicates you have new mail.

Step 5

Click on "Inbox." Next to "Inbox" you can see a number, the number represents how many new emails you have. Any email within the "Inbox" that is in bold lettering is a new email.

Step 6

Click on a new email to open and view it.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can press "M" after you log in to your account to be directed to your "Inbox" if you would rather use a keyboard shortcut.