How to Connect Yahoo! Mail to an Android Smartphone

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Yahoo! offers Android smartphone users an application to connect their Yahoo! e-mail accounts to their Android device. With the Yahoo! Mail app, you can access multiple Yahoo! e-mail accounts, send and receive attachments, preview photos, and receive push notifications of new e-mail messages. Additionally, you can synchronise your Yahoo! e-mail contacts with your Android smartphone's contacts. The app also offers enhanced integration with Yahoo! Messenger, allowing you to view your friends' IM status. Yahoo! Mail is available in the Android Market as a free download.

Access the Android Market on your Android smartphone via the market icon. The market icon resembles a shopping bag with the Android logo on the side. You can find this icon in the app drawer or on any home screen on which you have placed a shortcut.

Press your smartphone's search button to search the Android Market. The search button is typically designated by a magnifying glass. A search box will appear at the top of the screen.

Enter "Yahoo! Mail" into the search box and press the magnifying glass icon next to it.

Choose the Yahoo! Mail app from the list of search results. You will be taken to the application's home page, displaying information and user reviews.

Select "Install" from the upper-right corner of the Yahoo! Mail page. Your phone will proceed to download the application.

Open the Yahoo! Mail app via the icon in your phone's app drawer and enter your Yahoo! e-mail account information when you are prompted. You will now have full access to your e-mail account and receive notifications on your Android smartphone.

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