This page will walk you through the steps on how to compose and send an email from the Yahoo! Mail service. Written primarily for people who’ve just created a new Yahoo ID and don’t know how to proceed, the screenshots and detailed instructions will delineate the process in simple and easy to understand language.
Note: As a new user you may not be aware that there are two versions of the Yahoo email account – the Mail Classic and the All-new Mail. The latter is way better and this is what I use on this page. If you are on Mail Classic you can quickly change to the new Yahoo mail version.
Open the Yahoo login page and sign in to your account – mail.yahoo.com. You should now see the Yahoo! Mail “Home” which is like a starter page and has weather information, some advertisements etc. Click on the “New” link close to the top-right (just under the Yahoo logo) and choose “Email Message” – refer image to the left. The new Yahoo interface also offers keyboard shortcuts – hit ‘n’ on the keyboard to accomplish the same!
Immediately a new tab appears for the message you are about to compose. In it will be the online form with blank fields awaiting your inputs.
Here is how you send a quick email message to someone – It’s actually a four step process even though I have five points below! Please refer the image above as you go along.
There are loads of ways in which you can embellish the email and these are dealt with in separate articles.
A situation may arise when you are in the midst of writing a long email and are called away to attend to an urgent matter. There is no need to send an incomplete message because Yahoo lets you save your work and come back to it later. This is the “save as drafts” feature in Yahoo! Mail. Simply click on the “Save Draft” button at the top and a copy of the email will be saved in the “Drafts” folder. In fact, yahoo has a built in save feature which will automatically save the email message from time to time.
The first user of the internet was Charley Kline, a student of the University of California, Los Angeles. He sent the first message which consisted of just five characters - "login". It was transmitted over the ARPANET, the network of the Advanced Research Projects Agency and the precursor of the Internet. The message was sent on 29th October 1969 from UCLA's SDS Sigma 7 Host computer to the Stanford Research Institute's SDS 940 Host computer.Technically, at that time, ARPANET wasn't the Internet, as we know it, because it wasn't running the TCP/IP protocol! [more...]