How to Add Another Account in Yahoo Mail

Do you have multiple email accounts and hate constantly switching between them? Yahoo Mail offers a solution that lets you sign into your Yahoo account, then simply click the email account that you want to manage from links at the top of your folder list. This lets you view and send emails from multiple accounts in one location.

Our tutorial below will show you how to add another email account (even a non-Yahoo one) to Yahoo Mail, so that you can send and receive messages without ever switching tabs.


How to Receive and Send Emails from a Gmail Account in Yahoo Mail

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome, but will also work in other desktop Web browsers. You will need the email address and password for the account that you want to manage from Yahoo Mail. It can take some time after adding the account for the sync to be completed. Additionally, depending on the security settings for the account that you are adding, it’s likely that you will receive some security warnings to let you know that you are using the account in a new location.

We are adding a Gmail account in the steps below, so there may be some slight differences if you are adding a different type of account.

Step 1: Sign into your Yahoo Mail account at


Step 2: Hover over the gear icon at the top-right of the window, then select the Settings option.

open yahoo mail settings



Step 3: Select the Accounts tab at the left side of the menu.

select accounts tab in yahoo mail settings



Step 4: Click the Add another mailbox option.

how add email account yahoo mail



Step 5: Select the type of account that you wish to add.

select type of email account to add to yahoo mail



Step 6: Type the email address of the account to add into the Email address field, then click the Add mailbox button.

type address of account to add



Step 7: Type the email address again if it’s not already filled in, then click the Next button.

enter email address for new account



Step 8: Type the account password, then click the Next button.

enter password for account



Step 9: Click the Allow button to give Yahoo permissions to access the new account.

allow yahoo to access other email account



Step 10: Type your name into the Your name field, then click the Done button.

enter name and description for new account in yahoo mail



Note that this does not import existing emails from the second account. However, all future emails that you receive will be accessible from a link that you click at the top of your folder list on the left side of the window. Whichever account is selected is the one from which new emails will be sent.

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