How to Get on Yahoo! to Check Your Mail

By Alicia Bodine

Email is short for electronic mail. An email account allows users to send and receive messages. These messages may include information, pictures and business documents. Email messages are sent instantly, whereas sending a letter through the post office can take days. One company that provides free email accounts is Yahoo! Getting in to your Yahoo! email account to check your mail is simple.

Step 1

Connect your computer to the Internet. There is no other way to get to Yahoo! if you are not connected to the Internet.

Step 2

Navigate to Yahoo!'s homepage (see "Resources," below, for a direct link).

Step 3

Click on "Yahoo! Mail." This is listed on the side bar to the left.

Step 4

Type your Yahoo! email address minus the @yahoo into the box that reads "Yahoo! ID."

Step 5

Type your password into the box that reads "Password."

Step 6

Click the "Sign In" button after you have finished filling in your two boxes.

Step 7

Click the "Check Mail" button on the top-left side of your screen, and go through your mail.

Tips & Warnings

  • On the sign-in page ,you can check the box that reads "Keep me signed in for 2 weeks." That will save you from having to retype your information each day. You should only use this option if you are the sole user of the computer on which you are working.
  • Sometimes Yahoo! will ask you a security question. This is done every once in awhile for your protection. You filled out the security questions when you signed up for your Yahoo! email account.