How to Create a Mailing List in Yahoo Mail

Group contacts into mailing lists to simplify emailing them

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The simplicity of sending the same message to more than one recipient is one of email's biggest assets. In Yahoo Mail, you can make distributing emails even easier by creating a mailing list.

Create a Mailing List in Yahoo Mail

To set up a list for group mailing in Yahoo Mail:

  1. Click the Contacts icon at the top of the Yahoo Mail's navigation bar.
  2. Click New List in the left panel. ​New List appears beneath any existing Yahoo Mail lists you have set up.
  3. Type the desired name for the list.
  4. Click Enter.

Unfortunately, creating new lists is not available in Yahoo Mail Basic. You'll need to switch to the full version temporarily.

Add Members to a Yahoo Mail List

To add members to the list you just created:

  • Click on All Contacts. Drag and drop contacts onto the mailing list.
  • Click on the mailing list to open it. 
  • If you want to send an email to only some of the recipients on the list, click the box in front of their names. If you want to send an email to all the recipients on the list, click the box at the top of the list.

You can also use Assign to Lists for any contact to add them to one or more lists.

Send Mail to Your Yahoo Mail List

And now that you have a mailing list set up in Yahoo Mail, you can start using it:

  1. Click the Contact icon at the top of the left panel.
  2. Select the name of the mailing list in the left panel.
  3. Click the Email Contacts button to open a blank email window.
  4. Enter the text of the email and send it.

If you prefer, you can access the new mailing list from the Mail screen:

  1. Click Compose to begin a new email.
  2. Start typing the name of the mailing list in the To field. Yahoo will display possibilities, from which you can click on the mailing list name.
  3. Enter the text of the email and send it. It will go to every recipient on the mailing list.