You have to be signed into your Yahoo! Mail account, in order to be in a position to read the emails in your inbox, send emails to your contacts, check if you have new mails or do anything else with the account. Thankfully, the Yahoo Mail sign in procedure is very simple. It is really a question of entering your Yahoo Mail username, and your Yahoo Mail password into the appropriate boxes, and then clicking on a button labeled ‘sign in.’
Accessing the Yahoo Mail sign in page
To be in a position to enter the Yahoo Mail username and the Yahoo Mail password so as to access your account, you naturally need to first of all access the Yahoo Mail sign in page (where you go on to enter the said details). So, how do you access the said Yahoo Mail sign in page? Well, there are several ways in which you can access it:
Enter www.yahoomail.com into your browser (specifically in the address bar) or.
Enter mail.yahoo.com into your browser (specifically in the address bar) or
Enter a search for ‘Yahoo Mail’ using your favorite search engine, and click on one of the links provided, to access the said page.
Entering the Yahoo Mail sign in credentials
You will need to ensure that you don’t make the mistake of entering the username into the password’s space and vice versa. If you have multiple Yahoo Mail accounts, you will have to be sure that you are entering the right password for the right username. Only a proper username-password combination will give you access to a Yahoo Mail account. While the username is not case sensitive, the password is case sensitive. You need to exercise caution in terms of ensuring that you enter the right login details. If you keep on entering the wrong details, the system is likely, at some point, to start demanding further proof that you are actually the owner of the account and not someone else (possibly a saboteur) trying to gain unauthorized access.
On long term sign ins
Yahoo mail does give you the option of remaining signed in (and you achieve this by simply clicking on the check box that asks you if you want to remain checked in). You mustn’t aggress to this, if you are on a public computer. Even if you are using your own private computer, but multiple people access it, you shouldn’t agree to remain signed in. Doing so would mean that anybody accessing the machine can, in turn, access your Yahoo Mail account.
Retrieving lost usernames and passwords
To retrieve a lost Yahoo mail login username or password, you will need to click on the link labeled ‘I can’t access my account.’ You will have to answer the test questions you answered at sign up time correctly. Then, if you provided an alternative email account, a link through which you can access your account will be sent there: enabling you to access the account, and create a new login credential.