How to Reply to an Email in Yahoo! Mail

Replying to emails in Yahoo! Mail

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.

    A screenshot of a message in Yahoo Mail with the Reply (left) and Reply All buttons highlighted
  3. Compose your message and select Send.

    A screenshot of a message in Yahoo Mail with the Send button highlgihted

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.

    A screenshot of a message in Yahoo Mail Classic with the Reply button highlighted
  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.

    A screenshot of a new message in Yahoo Mail Classic with the To, Cc, and Bcc fields highlighted
  4. When you have finished editing, select Send to deliver your reply.

    A screenshot of a message in Yahoo Mail Classic with the Send button highlighted

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.

    A screenshot of a message in Yahoo Mail with the Reply (left) and Reply All buttons highlighted
  3. Select Hide original message in the body of your email.

    A screenshot of a message in Yahoo Mail with the Hide original Message command highlighted
  4. You should see Show original message. You can now compose your reply.

    A screenshot of a message in Yahoo Mail with the "Show original message" command highlighted