A Guide to Accessing a Yahoo Mail Account in iPhone Mail

Take your email with you wherever your phone goes

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Yahoo Mail is a free email service. To get an account, visit Yahoo and click on the email sign-up link. Complete the simple application, and you have a Yahoo email account. There is more than one way to access your Yahoo emails on the iPhone—through the iPhone's Mail app, the Safari web browser, or the Yahoo Mail app.

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Setting Up a Yahoo Account in iPhone Mail

Tap "Settings" on the iPhone "Home" screen
Tap "Settings" on the iPhone "Home" screen. Heinz Tschabitscher

To access your Yahoo email account in the iPhone Mail app:

  1. Tap Settings on the iPhone Home screen.
  2. Select Accounts & Passwords.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Select Yahoo from the menu that opens.
  5. Enter your Yahoo username in the field provided for it and tap Next.
  6. Enter your password on the next screen and press Next.
  7. Toggle the slider next to Mail to the On position. If you want, also toggle the sliders next to Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes.
  8. Click Save.
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Accessing Yahoo Mail in iPhone Mail

Now that you have set up your account on the iPhone, you can check your Yahoo email at any time. To do this:

  1. Tap the Mail icon on the Home screen.
  2. In the Mailboxes screen, tap Yahoo to open your Yahoo Mail inbox.
  3. Tap any of the emails to open and read the content, or swipe to the left to flag, trash, or take other action from directly in the inbox.
  4. Use the icons at the bottom of each open email to take action on the email. The icons represent Flag, Trash, Move, Reply/Print, and Compose.
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Accessing Yahoo Mail in Safari or the Yahoo Mail App

You don't have to add Yahoo Mail to the iPhone Mail app to access your email on the phone. You have other options.

  • Tap the Safari web browser icon on the iPhone Home screen and enter the Yahoo mail URL. After you enter your username and password, you can view your Inbox on the iPhone screen.
  • Download the Yahoo Mail app (which Yahoo recommends over the other methods). After you log in, you can read, organize, and send email from all your inboxes. 
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