how to print, save e-mails, add to contacts & block spam in yahoo mail.
If you're using Yahoo Mail as your E-mail provider, then this guide is definitely for you.
Printing e-mails, saving e-mails, adding people to your contacts list, and blocking spam are all fairly easy to do in Yahoo Mail. But only if you know how to do it.
If you don't, it can be difficult to figure it out on your own.
printing e-mails in yahoo mail.
Printing E-mails is something we'll all want to do from time to time. In Yahoo Mail it's easy to do, but not always clear how to do it.
So let's have a look at how to print an E-mail if you're using Yahoo Mail.
When you're logged into your Yahoo Mail account, left-click on an E-mail to read it, as you normally would.
Right at the top of the E-mail, you'll see a printer icon.
To print this E-mail, left-click the printer icon.
The printer options page will open.
On the left is an estimate of what your print out will look like.
Click the PRINT button to print out the message.
Sometimes though, particularly with long E-mails, you won't know that you want to print it out until you've got to the end of the message.
In this case, you could scroll all the way back to the top and then click the printer icon.
Or, at the bottom of the e-mail, you'll see 3 horizontal dots.
Left-click on the dots, and a menu will open.
That'll bring up the same print window as above, just click the print button.
if print e-mails doesn't work properly.
Printing your E-mails like this works perfectly well for personal messages. I haven't seen any problems with it.
But sometimes, when I'm trying to print out an e-mail from a company or business, they just don't seem to work properly.
When trying to print e-mails from companies or businesses, when you click the printer icon, you'll get something like this.
All your printing is the addresses.
Where are all the text and pictures?
Now that's annoying.
When you click the CANCEL button, the e-mail will open in full-screen mode.
Now click the print icon again.
I don't know why this happens. Possibly Yahoo is filtering advertising e-mails.
Possibly it's my browser ( I'm using Google Chrome), but if it happens to you when you're trying to print an e-mail, then you'll know what to do.
saving e-mails in yahoo mail.
Some e-mails are important to us.
They maybe receipts, documents, special messages, or whatever. The thing is that for some reason, we'll want or need to keep them.
You could, of course, just leave these messages in your inbox and not delete them.
That would work, but over time, you'd start to fill your inbox. Making it difficult then to find these e-mails, or anything else.
A better way is to create folders to store your messages in.
In Yahoo Mail, it's quite easy to do.
To create a folder, look down the left-hand panel.
You'll see a section called FOLDERS.
You may have to scroll down a little to find it.
If the Folders section is closed up, left-click the word SHOW to open it.
With the Folders section open, you should be able to see +New Folder.
Click +New folder, and then enter a name for the folder your creating.
Try to use a descriptive name, something that'll describe the type of e-mails you're going to store here. It'll make it much easier to use in the future.
Something like Holiday Docs, eBay Mails, Insurance Stuff.
Once you've named your folder, press Enter on your keyboard, or just click on the screen.
After a moment or two, you'll see your folder appear.
I've called mine Demo Folder.
You can add as many folders as you like or need.
To open a folder, just click it.
saving e-mails into folder.
Now that we've got some folders, all we need to do is to save some e-mails into them.
To add an E-mail to a folder from the Inbox, click in the small square, beside the e-mail, to select it.
If you're moving more than one e-mail into the folder, you can select them all in one go.
Then, drag and drop the e-mails onto the folder.
To add an E-mail that you're currently reading to the folder, left-click the MOVE button.
A small menu opens.
On the menu, click the name of the folder that you'd like the e-mail to go into.
In my case, it'd be the Demo Folder I created earlier.
adding a contact in yahoo mail.
Saving people to your Contacts list enables you to quickly find and use their e-mail address.
To add someone to your contacts list from your Inbox, right-click on their E-mail.
A menu will open.
Left-click on ADD SENDER TO CONTACTS.
It's usually right at the bottom of the menu, so you may have to scroll down to find it.
The Contact Details window opens on the right-hand side of the screen.
Fill in whatever extra information you want to add.
You don't have to add anything, but you can if you'd like.
When you're done, don't forget to click the SAVE button at the bottom of the screen.
If you're already reading an E-mail, and then decide that you'd like to add the sender of the e-mail to your contacts list, you could, of course, go back to your Inbox and do it from there. That would work.
Or you can click the 3 dots near the top of the e-mail.
A menu opens.
Click ADD SENDER TO CONTACTS.
Just as above, the Contact Details window will open. And again, fill out what details you want, and then click the SAVE button.
using your contacts list.
After clicking on the Contacts List button, you'll see a list of all your saved contacts.
To send an E-mail to one of your contacts, left-click once on their E-mail address.
Make sure you click the actual e-mail address.
The Compose New E-mail will open.
When the New E-mail window opens, you'll see that the address has automatically been filled in for you.
No more typos.
Now all you need do is fill in the subject line, and add a message.
dealing with spam in yahoo mail.
Spam E-mail is the scourge of the Inbox. It's everywhere. And as far as I can tell, it's getting worse, not better.
In Yahoo Mail, you've got a few tools that you can use to try, at least, to cut down the amount of spam that you receive.
It won't cut out all the spam you receive, but at least your fighting back.
The first thing you can do is to tell Yahoo, which e-mails are spam.
To do that, right-click on a spam e-mail. A menu will open.
On the menu, left-click the word SPAM.
blocking sender & deleting e-mails.
Right-clicking each spam e-mail and then marking it as spam will work, but if you've only got a few spam messages to deal with.
But what about if you're inundated with spam, rather like I am?
There's just too many to go through them all individually. There's a better way.
Find a spam e-mail in your Inbox, then move your pointer onto the e-mail, but don't click it.
Just move your pointer onto it.
You'll see a magnifying glass icon appear. This is the "Search for messages from this sender" icon.
It's small and quite faint, so you'll have to look carefully.
Here's a close up of the "Search for messages from this sender" icon.
It only appears when you move your pointer over an e-mail.
Click the magnifying glass icon.
Yahoo will search through your Inbox looking for e-mail messages from the sender.
It may take a few moments to complete if you've got a lot of e-mails.
When Yahoo has finished searching, it'll display all the e-mails from that sender.
You may be surprised at how many there are. Or maybe not.
We're going to block this sender, and delete all the spam they've sent us in one go.
Click in the Select All box so that a tick appears.
With all the e-mails selected, click the 3 dots in the top right corner.
A menu opens.
Click BLOCK SENDERS.
The next window you'll see is the Block Senders Verification window.
I think it's pretty much self-explanatory.
Make sure all the boxes are ticked and then click the OK button.
It might take a few moments (or even longer) for Yahoo to find, delete, and block all those messages.
Go back to your Inbox and do it again. Keep going until you've filtered out all the spam senders.
doing your bit to stop spam.
It's well worth your time and effort to mark e-mails as spam & to block spammers.
Not only does it clear out all the junk from your Inbox, allowing you to find the e-mails you want, but it educates Yahoo Mail as to what is spam.
Yahoo, like most e-mail providers, have their own spam filters. They try to cut out spam e-mails before they even reach your Inbox.
But spammers are incredibly inventive, and will always find ways around these filters.
But if we, Joe Public, mark e-mails as spam as soon as we see them, we're helping e-mail providers like Yahoo to learn.
And that helps everyone on the Internet. So even if you only get a few (manageable) spam messages, it's still worth marking them as such.