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How to Access a Ymail Account

Ymail is part of Yahoo Mail. To provide users with more combinations for e-mail addresses, Yahoo introduced another e-mail extension called Ymail. Ymail addresses look like Yahoo addresses except they end with "@ymail.com" instead of "@yahoo.com." Ymail allows users whose desired e-mail address was already taken to create their desired address and still have all the same features as Yahoo Mail. Accessing a Ymail account can be done from any computer connected to the Internet.

Launch a Web browser and navigate to Yahoo.com.

Click the "Sign Up" link near the top of the page.

Fill out the registration form. Fill in your name, gender, birth date, country and postcode.

Type in a Yahoo ID and choose "ymail.com" in the drop-down next to it. Press "Check" to see if the email address is available. If it's not available, choose another address, but keep the "ymail.com" domain the same.

Choose two security questions from the drop-down menus and provide the answers for both. These are used if you forget your password.

Type in an alternate e-mail address in the space provided. This address will be used by Yahoo to contact you should you forget your login credentials or if your account is somehow compromised.

Type in the security code at the bottom of the screen and press "Create My Account."

To log into your Ymail account, navigate to Yahoo.com and click on the "Mail" icon.

Type your full e-mail address in the YahooID box. Be sure to include the “@ymail.com” or the address will not be recognised. Using the full address distinguishes Ymail accounts from Yahoo or Rocketmail accounts.

Type in your password and click "Sign In."

Tip

Use a password that’s secure but easy to remember to prevent forgetting it. Use a combination of letters and numbers in your password to prevent anyone from guessing it easily.

Warning

Use a combination of letters and numbers in your password to prevent anyone from guessing it easily.

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C.D. Crowder has been a freelance writer on a variety of topics including but not limited to technology, education, music, relationships and pets since 2008. Crowder holds an A.A.S degree in networking and one in software development and continues to develop programs and websites in addition to writing.