Creating customizable folders in Yahoo! Mail

With Mail Yahoo you can enjoy a renewed and modern email platform, with plenty of personalization options and settings that adapt the layout and design the way you want and need. For example, you can create customizable folders that work as email containers, having their own name that you choose at the time you create them, in order to differentiate one to the other.

So, by creating these folders you can organize your inbox and general email platform at your best convenience, with different folders where you can store messages from work, family, newsletter, college, receipts, online shopping and more. In this way, you can find specific emails you are looking for more easily, since they are organized and not laying around on a crowded inbox.

Today we are going to show how you can create your own folders on Yahoo! Mail with different names, how you can modify them and the process to add one or several emails from your inbox to such customizable folders.

In fact, with an easy procedure you can create a subfolder inside a created folder, in the case such container counts with several message and you want to organize them into categories.

How is the process to create your own folder?

In order to create a new folder on Yahoo! Mail´s platform, you obviously have to be logged in into the service. In this way, you will be able to manage and see your inbox and starting the process of creating your own useful and customizable folders.

Therefore, to open session on Ymail just visit the web site https://mail.yahoo.com and enter your credentials as Yahoo account and password.

Being on your inbox, on the left side you will be able to see a folder panel where you can click on the “Inbox”, “Unread”, “Starred”, “Draft”, “Sent”, “Archive”, “Spam” and “Deleted Items” buttons, as predetermined folders where your messages are stored depending on your actions, and also regarding the different types of email received.

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At the bottom of the folder panel, you will find the “Folders” button for you to create customizable email containers, however, such button will not be clickable just yet because there is not any created folders by you, so you have to click on the “Show” button for the “+ New Folder” option to appear.

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Then, you will click on the “+ New Folder” button and an empty space will appear for you to enter the new folder´s name, which in this example will be “Work” and after typing such word you will click on “Submit Input” button showed as a blue squared icon with an arrow. Like this, the new folder is now created and ready to use.

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If you change your mind and decide to change the folder´s name, you can erase the typed word and write another or cancel the whole process by clicking on the icon appearing as an “x”, which stands for “Dismiss input”.

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As you can see, the new folder labeled as “Work” is now available and ready to be used, as a small notification will let you know with its name on it. Of course, being a new folder means that it is going to be empty at this point, which lead us to the next step; moving selected messages from the inbox to this new email container and organize them better.

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Moving emails from inbox to your new created folder

Now that you have created a new folder, you can move emails from your inbox to this container regarding the specific use you want to give it to it. In this case, the folder is labeled as “Work” so it means all messages related to this matter are going to be replaced into this concrete container.

To do so, you can select one message or several of them in the inbox, by clicking on the empty box next to every message, so you can select as much as you like. In this way, the option panel will be enabled on top of the inbox and you can click on diverse buttons to carry out different actions, such as “Archive”, “Move”, “Delete”, and “Spam”, along with others.

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Also, you can select all messages appearing on the list by clicking on the empty box next to left of the option panel, in case you want to move all of them to your new created folder.

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So, having you selected the messages to replace now you are going to click on the “Move” button on the option panel, appearing a dropdown menu with options like “Find a folder”, “Archive”, “Spam”, “Deleted Items” and a list of all the created folders by you. Therefore, you are going to click on the “Work” folder that should appear on the list.

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By doing so, a notification will appear showing you that the selected messages were replaced into the created folder, in this cases “Work” and it will also show an “Undo” button in case you want to cancel the operation.

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Being inside the Work folder, you can see that the selected messages are actually in it and no longer in your inbox, giving a more organized approach to your layout and such messages will be easy to find.

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Also, you can move a specific email that you are reading into a created folder of yours, in the case you have it opened and you consider it should be on a container as Work, in this example. So, open the message and click on the “Move” button on the option panel, and then look for the folder on the list of options appearing on the dropdown menu.

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And last but not least, in the case you need to return messages from your created folders to the inbox or any other, repeat the last step but inside the folder from where the emails your want to return to inbox are, like an upside down process.

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Modifying, renaming and deleting created folders

After you have created different folders, you can modify them in order to correspond your interests over time, along with a deleting option in the case you consider not needing them anymore.

To access these options, place the cursor on the folder you want to modify or delete and click on the black arrow icon appearing next to its name, so a pop-up menu comes up with different options.

In details, you can click on “Archive All Emails” to store all messages from the folder to Archive, “Delete All Emails” to delete all messages inside the folder, and the options to “Rename Folder”, changing the name, “Delete Folder” to delete the container for good, and the “Create Subfolder” option, allowing you to organize large folders into sections if they become too large.

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For example, this available option to create subfolders is important to manage big folders if you want to have sections and be more organized. To create a subfolder, click on the “Create Subfolder” option and type the name you want it to have, then click on “Submit Input” as the blue icon with an arrow and you are good to go, being in this case the “Office” folder.

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Also, you can delete this subfolder any time you want by using the options appeared on the pop-up menu, by clicking on the black arrow next to every created folder.

Remember, when all the actions available on the pop-up menu are carried out a notification appears showing you the process was successful and correct.

Saving emails as Starred and Important on Yahoo! Mail

Using an email service like Yahoo! Mail implies that you are going to receive a lot of messages from your contacts, as well as different providers and companies online, mails from work, newsletter and so on. Therefore, this means your inbox can become quite crowded in a short time, and while this does not mean the space is limited, finding a specific message can be a little hard.

Because of that, in Yahoo Mail you can find two different ways to stand out different emails, in relation to important information they can have inside and you may need to look for them quickly. In details, there is the Archive folder to store selected messages for you to find at just one click away, along with the Starring system that stand out emails being right there on the inbox.

These two methods achieve their goal to save and apart specific messages of the rest because of their important information. However, using the Archive folder and the Starring system can be used for different situations or needs, which we are going to address for you to know in the easiest way possible.

Using the Archive folder to save important emails

As usual, you should start by opening session on Yahoo! Mail with your corresponding account and password, in order to get into your inbox and begin selecting your messages to move to the Archive folder or marking them with a star, regarding your needs at the moment.

Being already on your inbox, you can find the “Archive” folder on the left side of the screen that results in the folder panel where you can find “Unread”, “Starred”, “Draft”, “Sent”, “Spam” and “Deleted Items”.

To explain it better, the Archive folder emulates a container where you can put very specific emails, which could be important for you in many different ways in relation to the information they contain. It is important to know that when you put an email on the Archive folder, it will no longer be on your inbox, although it will be safe on secure on the Archive folder for you to reach.

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There are two different ways on YMail to save emails on the Archive folder, being both of them intuitive and very easy to use, having the same result to store messages on Archive for their later use as a secure container.

In this way, the first method is to select an email from your inbox by clicking on the empty box next to it, in order to enable the option panel on top of the inbox and be able to manage the selected email.

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With the option panel enabled, you will be able to click on the “Archive” button being the first, along with the “Move”, “Delete”, “Spam” buttons and the “other options” icon represented by three dots.

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By clicking on the “Archive” button the selected message will be replaced into the Archive Folder and will disappear from the inbox. Do not worry, for you to notice this process was successful a notification will be shown, telling that the selected conversation was archived and giving the chance to undone the procedure in case of mistake, by clicking on the “Undo” button.

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Like this, an important message for you is now archived and just at one click ahead, escaping all the crowded inbox.

Now, this procedure showed you how you can send one message to the Archive folder, but if you want you have the options to send as many as you want or a whole folder email page, by clicking on the empty box next to the left side of the option panel, which will select all the messages and you can unselect the ones you do not want to archive.

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On the other hand, if you want to select more than one message but not sending the whole folder email section, you can select the emails to archive manually by clicking on the empty box next to them.

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Besides of the selection method to archive emails, there is another one that is actually more direct but it applies only to the message you are reading at the moment. So, let us say you receive an email and you open it to check what is on it, then you realize such message is important and you want to archive it; no problem, just click “Archive” on the option panel above the message.

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In such a fast way, the email you were reading is now safe and secure on your Archive Folder, with a notification letting you know the process was completed successfully, and giving you a few seconds to undone the process if you want to, by the “Undo” button.

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If you want, you can remove emails placed on the Archive folder and return them to the inbox or their original location, since you do not need them archived in such folder anymore.

To do so, click on “Archive” and select the messages to replace and click on the “Restore to Inbox” button on the option panel, and in this way all selected messages will be now on the inbox and the Archive folder will be clean.

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Mark emails as Starred on Yahoo! Mail

There is a second method on Yahoo! Mail to differentiate specific emails from the rest; the Starred process, as a way to stand out important messages by the user with a star on them. Thus, you can know exactly what emails are important regarding your needs, in comparison to the others filling in your inbox.

Nevertheless, in direct comparison to the archiving process; Starring emails does not replace them into other folder, but keep them on the inbox in the same order you have specified, but with a star to differentiate them. So, keeping a message on sight may be better in some occasions, since moving it the Archive folder can make you forget about it quite easily.

You can star emails by using three different ways that are quite easy to carry out, which all of them have the same result to stand out the selected message whatever method you are using to star it.

First, you can star an email or a few of them by clicking on the empty box next to the messages so they can be selected, enabling the option panel right below the inbox in the same way you do with archiving. Nonetheless, in this case you are going to click on the three dot button that corresponds to what can be called “Other Options” on the right side of the panel, popping out a menu.

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On the popping menu, you are going to choose the “Star” option to stand out the selected message, appearing a golden star right next to the email´s subject. As you can see, the message has not been removed from its original folder, it remains on the inbox for you to spot it easily.

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Regarding the second method to star an email, you also can do it by being on the email itself you want to stand out this way, so if you are reading it you can differentiate from the others at the same time. To do it, open such email and click on the three dot icon on the option panel to show the implied “Other Options” menu, then click on “Star” and you are good to go.

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And last but not least, you can simply star an email without doing anything more than placing the cursor on it, so the “Search” option as a magnifying glass icon, the “Delete this message” option as a trash can icon, and the “Star” option as a star icon appear over such email, and then click on the “Star” button and the message will be starred immediately.

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Using any of the three method to star an email, you can remove the star from it by doing exactly the same procedure, if you want such message not to be stand out anymore. In fact, the only difference is that the option on the panel now changes to “Clear Star”.

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Mark emails as Spam and learn how to delete them in Yahoo! Mail

When you are using email platforms online, surely you are going to encounter or receive “Spam”; being the kind of email that is unwanted and comes from unknown sources, having advertising or harmful purposes. Fortunately, Yahoo! Mail counts with a good Spam filter that you can help improve easily, when junk messages pass through and you can mark them as what they are; Spam.

So, today you will be learning how to mark specific emails as Spam or junk, so they can be moved to their corresponding folder and not allowing them bothering you at all while you are working. Also, we will be addressing how to delete permanently these annoying emails, improving simultaneously the filter and showing it accounts, emails and contacts to be aware of.

How to mark emails as junk and move them to Spam folder

To begin with, Spam or junk emails can appear when you complete a registration related to a web site, online service or newsletter using your Ymail Account. Also, Spam can be received for no reason or sometimes trustable emails could be recognized as junk, so it is important to check this folder if you are waiting for a message, especially if it comes from institutions or companies.

So, in order to mark an email as Spam you have to be logged into your Yahoo Mail account first, as it should be obvious. Then, when you have entered the service you will be on the home page or inbox of Yahoo! Mail, for you to pick the folder where the suspicious Spam or junk email is located. Usually, junk messages are on the inbox but can also be in another folder.

It is important for you to remember that emails marked as Spam will not be deleted, but moved into the Spam folder that is on the folder panel on the left, being helpful if you have to check them later, in the case a trustable email has been sent there by mistake. To delete them for good, other steps must be followed and we will show them to you in a bit.

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Now, marking a specific email or several of them as junk and they can be moved to the Spam folder from your inbox, all you have to do is to put a check by clicking on the empty box next to every message. Like this, the tool panel located on top of the inbox will be accessible, for you to click on the “Spam” button, so the email will be automatically sent to the Spam folder.

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Also, if you click on the pointing down arrow on the “Spam” button a pop-out menu will appear, for you to choose between four different options; “Report Spam”, as the step to tell Yahoo! Mail the account is Spam only or a robot; “Report a hacked account”, as the option to report a hacked account; “Report a Phishing Scam” to report identity stealing attempt and “Not My Mail”.

Like this, you can choose exactly what to do on every situations related to a Spam, if you consider you are being scammed or someone is trying to hack your account or infect your device with malware.

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You also can read such message you think is Spam, in order to know if maybe it results in a trustable email, to do this just click on it and on the open email the tool panel located on top will be always visible, for you to pick different moving options or click on the “Spam” button.

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When you click on “Spam” or the different options available on the pop-out menu coming from the pointing down arrow, the selected messages will be moved to Spam folder and an advice will appear telling you the process was successful. Remember, by doing this you are helping to improve Yahoo! Mail´s Spam filter.

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On the other hand, maybe you need to recover an email that is on the Spam folder but it has a trustable source, however it was placed there by the platform or you moved it by mistake.

Well, in this case you can easily move the related email by clicking on the “Not Spam” button, which is on the tool panel on top of the folder that becomes accessible when you select one or several messages, by clicking on the empty box next to them, being such button available from the email list or the message itself.

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After doing this, your message will be replaced on your inbox and a notification will be shown as well, letting you now the process was carried out properly.

Deleting Spam for good

If you have already checked your inbox and Spam folders and you consider there are not trustable emails to recover, and therefore you want to get rid of real Spam and clean your inbox and related folders, you can easily delete all the junk messages.

To do so, enter the Spam folder and select the messages to delete by checking them clicking on the empty box next to them, like this the tool bar above the email list will be accessible and you will be able to click on the “Delete” button.

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If you want to delete all the messages placed on the Spam or any other folder, you can check the empty box located on the left side of tool box, by clicking on it and all the messages inside the folder will be selected automatically for deleting, being a great function if you want to delete several or all emails at once.

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After the emails are selected on the folder, you only have to click on the “Delete” button and they will be erased permanently. Nevertheless, to avoid deleting messages accidently the platform will ask you to confirm the action, so you only have click on “Ok” if you are sure about deleting the selected emails, or “Cancel” if you want to keep them and you want to cancel the process.

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In this way, you will be able to have a free and clean inbox and mail service in relation to Spam, avoiding risks of scam, hacking and other security matters, along with annoying ads or any other purposes junk emails have, which none of them are beneficial for you or your time. However, with this easy steps you will never have to worry about Spam or any of its risks anymore.

How to send an email, videos or files using Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo! is now a renewed platform of useful services that takes advantage of modern technologies, as well as design, layout and general functions to offer its users the best, hoping to stand out and becomes one of the main service platforms online, as it was once. One of these services is email and we will show how you can send and share multiple content.

Now that you have a Yahoo Mail account to use, the next step is to start sending emails to different contacts and people you need to stay in touch with, and not only by simple words or classic written messages; you can send them any type of multimedia files like videos, photos, useful documents and others, and we will show how easily you can do it.

Sending an email on Yahoo! Mail

First of all, for you to be able to send an email you have to log in into Mail Yahoo, being a piece of cake; just open your preferred internet browser (which could be Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Edge), spot the URL bar and write https://login.yahoo.com, leading you to Yahoo! Mail´s log in page, enter your credentials as email address and password and you are signed in.

Being logged in on Yahoo! Mail´s home page, you can write and send emails to anyone you like. To do so, spot the “Compose” button that is located on the top left of the screen, exactly above the email folders.

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After you click on “Compose” a blank email page will be open, so you can start entering the related information to the email. So, the first thing to do is to write the address of whoever you want to send such email, specifically on the space starting with “To”.

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You can add as many recipients as you want, you just have to separate every one of them with a comma and stay sure you write the complete email addresses.

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Then, you can continue adding additional information related to the email on the “Subject” space, like topic, keywords and establish if such email is important and urgent or not, although it is a space that can stay empty.

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With these two steps completed, you can start writing your message on the large space below the “Subject” button. Now, if you want to change or modify different aspects of the email you are typing, you can use the tool panel located on the low center part of the screen.

Like this, you can modify everything on the text with the buttons “Fond”, “Bold”, “Italic”, “Text Colour”, “Lists”, “Indentation”, “Text Alignment” and “Emoticons”, giving you endless options.

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When your mail is completed and modified as you wanted with no attachments, now you can send it by clicking on the blue “Send” button, which can be easily spotted at the low right side of the writing panel.

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Sending an email with photos, videos or files on Yahoo! Mail

Now that you know how to send emails using Yahoo! Mail, it is time to show how you can add attachments as files, images, videos, documents and others, allowing you to send valuable information besides written text.

To do it, open a blank email page by clicking on the “Compose” button and locate the paper click icon, right next to the blue “Send” button on the tool panel.

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This paper click icon is the attachment button, so when you click a little pop up window with four options will be opened, for you to carry out different actions.

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When you click on the first option; “Share files from cloud providers” a left side panel will be opened for you to pick files saved on cloud services like Google Drive and Dropbox.

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Clicking on the second option; “Add photos from recent emails” will opened the left side panel on the second tab, appearing for you to choose images attached to recent emails.

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In relation to the third option to attach files; “Insert Animated Gifs”, will lead to the last tab of the appearing left side panel, for you to choose different animated gifs classified in categories.

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And last but not least, you have the option to “Attach files from computer” that allows you to pick any file or folder saved on your PC. So, when you click on this option a new window will be opened, where you can find the corresponding file and attach it to the email.

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Keep in mind that if you want to attach a video, it cannot be too long or the platform will inform you that it can be uploaded an attached because of the size. There you have it, simple steps to send emails and attachments using Yahoo! Mail, being easier than ever and even including cloud attachment, a very useful tool at present time.

Yahoo! is progressing on its new design but calendar and contacts have not been added yet

Yahoo! Mail is having the biggest and most important change of its history, not only being a great renovation related to working aspects, but also imperative matters regarding design and layout of the entire service, due to the current condition the platform was having until this day, making a completely makeover a necessity.

Like this, YMail as a service was having the issue on staying behind its direct competitors, facing the fact that a new and modernized platform was needed.

So, this new presented interface by Yahoo a short time ago gives the new layout for consumers to enjoy and were expecting for a long time, having new and more functional personalization options and tools that already exist in other services.

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Therefore, this recent version now provides many new functions that have been added just now, which can be used from this day and it substitutes the old layout with the new one on our personal account, opening a new set of functions and options in terms of personalization, tools to work and intuitive design that results minimalistic and easy to use.

Enjoy a functional and new viewing component

With its new interface, Yahoo Mail has a more adaptable layout and design that becomes the central element of the viewing component, being spaces where functions like showing email lists, email content and more are managed for the user to see everything at once, without the need to open other windows or tabs.

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To be precise, this new component has a new dual viewing integration; being the first a tab mode and the second the attachment viewer, showing the user lists of emails, content and actions to do at the same time, saving space and time. In this way, this component becomes a stand out among the other functions.

In order to use this new and useful components and interactive elements the viewing modes have to be activated, which can be easily done on the settings.

For example, when the viewing modes are activated the predetermined layout shows folders on the left side of the screen, the email list appears in the left center and when you select a specific email, its content is shown on the right center of the central component.

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If you want to change the layout you can activate the “Show message on the right” option, which is located on the personalization options shown on the right of the screen.

Thus, the central component will be divided into two segments; the email list will be placed on the left segment to be visible at all times, while the right segment or panel will show the specific content of the selected email.

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However, if the “Show message at the bottom” option is selected on the viewing component, the layout will be shown in a completely different way, placing the email list on the top of the panel and the specific content of the selected email is placed on the bottom, giving a more vertical look.

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A functional contextual bar to use

Also, Yahoo! ´s new central component has now a function bar, which like other bars is created with the intention of showing distinct options that users can interact with, by using different elements displayed on the screen.

In details, the function bar appears always on top of the home page of Mail Yahoo, with options to interact with the selected elements like folders, emails and addresses, so you can “archive”, “move”, “delete” “spam”, and more.

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When you open a specific email, other options are added to the function bar on top of the screen, such as “reply”, “resend”, “save”, and “reply to all”.

In the same way, when you are on an email with documents or photos as attachments, you have the option to preview these files, even though it is expected the number of functions increase regarding these two specific matters, because of their importance to manage and use emails.

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Continuing, for you to be able to interact with these elements you have to be on the appropriate content, so accessing options like “save”, “mark as spam”, “move”, “mark as unread”, “important”, “mark as read”, and “see message without format”, you need to be logged in and on the inbox or smart view, so these options can appear.

Nevertheless, when you are viewing an email without format you can access the options of “save”, “mark as spam”, “move”, “mark as unread”, “important”, “mark as read”, and “see message without format” as well, because you are going to enter or select and email when browsing the inbox and these options will appear.

Of course, other options to manage and use the inbox and emails will be shown like “reply”, “resend”, “save”, and “reply to all” and “forward”.

Along with the option of using the contextual function bar, on top of it the visualization tabs will appear as well, which can be turned on from the viewing options on the settings.

Like this, with these useful tabs you can open, manage and use different emails and control the different options to every one of them, no matter the number and they will be organized as web pages on a browser, for you to be able to choose the one to read and perform an action.

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To enjoy this option to view emails as tabs, the same must be activated on the personalization panel on the right, clicking on the blue switch besides the “message tabs” option. As a recommendation, this type of email viewing is recommended for small screens or with low resolution, but you can use it if you want to have a more organized page.

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There is plenty of room for other services from Yahoo!

For starts, there is Yahoo! Messenger as a service from this company that was forgotten, but at present time it is not completely abandoned by any mean, since is used by millions of people around the globe. For this reason, it was achieve this service having its place on the new interface to be still used.

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So, by clicking on the smiley face on the top left side of the screen a new window will be opened, with the specific Yahoo! Messenger web site for you to log in or sign up.

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Specifically, Yahoo! Messenger is a platform where you can chat with other contacts, added manually or the people that you send emails to that also are added automatically to your contact list.

Like this, Yahoo! Messenger is a great competitor to Skype and other chatting services online, despite of their importance on the business and enterprising fields.

At present time, the contact icon will take you to the old Yahoo! Mail version, for you to manage contacts and perform actions like erase and add them.

In comparison to Yahoo! Mail, Gmail performs something similar to manage and use contacts from its platform online, so the service is quite familiar since it is almost the same with a service provided by a large company like Google.

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Yahoo! Messenger

In the same way, entering the calendar icon will lead to the calendar platform included on the older version of Yahoo! Mail, which it is expected to be renew in short notice. However, adding and remove events is a completely familiar process, and if you do not know how to do it, you just have to interact with the chosen day by you and add a new thing to do or remember.

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Yahoo! Messenger

So, it is really expected that the missing elements on ymail can be added soon, so it can become a great service like it was in previous years, performing a makeover on useful tools like the calendar, contacts and other applications that are important for the users.