How to Reply to an Email in Yahoo! Mail

Replying to emails in Yahoo! Mail

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You've received a friendly email in your Yahoo! Mail box, and now you want to send a reply to the sender. Nothing could be easier — if you know how to do it.

Reply to an Email in Yahoo! Mail

  1. Open the message by selecting it in your Inbox.

    The Yahoo Mail inbox.
  2. Press R.

    Alternatively, you can select Reply in Yahoo! Mail's toolbar (arrow pointing to the left).

    Or select the Reply all button (double arrow pointing to the left) next to Reply to have your reply addressed to all recipients of the original messages (excluding yourself). Make sure your reply is relevant to all recipients if you use this.

    Replying to an email in Yahoo Mail.
  3. Compose your message and select Send.

    Composing an email in Yahoo Mail.

Reply to an Email in Yahoo! Mail Classic

To send a reply to an email message in Yahoo! Mail Classic:

  1. Open the message by selecting it in your Inbox. (To open an email in Yahoo! Mail Classic, click on its subject.)

    The Classic Yahoo inbox.
  2. Now select Reply at the top left side of the main pane (a single arrow pointing to the left).

    Alternatively, you can also Reply All (double left arrow) or Forward (right arrow) your email reply.

    Viewing an email in Yahoo Classic Mail.
  3. Add or remove any additional recipients in the To, CC, or Bcc fields, then begin composing your reply.

    If you find the original message quoted in your reply, make sure you quote properly.

    Composing a reply in Classic Yahoo Mail.
  4. When you have finished editing, select Send to deliver your reply.

    Sending a reply in Classic Yahoo Mail.

Prevent Yahoo! Mail from Indenting Quoted Passages in Plain Text Emails

If you don't like how Yahoo! Mail puts quoted text in in front of replies or forwards, you can quickly turn this off by doing the following:

  1. Open an email you want to reply to.

  2. Select Reply, Reply All, or Forward.

    Viewing an email in Yahoo Classic Mail.
  3. Select Hide original message in the body of your email.

    Selecting hide original message in Yahoo Mail.
  4. You should see Show original message. You can now compose your reply.

    The original message is hidden in Yahoo Mail.