Many people have more than one email account. You may even have them set up on your smartphone. Use these steps to add another email account in Yahoo Mail.
- Sign into Yahoo Mail.
- Click Settings at the top-right.
- Choose More settings at the bottom of the menu.
- Select the Mailboxes tab.
- Click Add mailbox.
- Select the type of email account.
- Enter your address and password and give Yahoo Mail permissions.
Our guide continues below with additional information and pictures for these steps.
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 https://mail.yahoo.com.
Step 2: Click the Settings button at the top-right of the Yahoo window.
Step 3: Choose More settings at the bottom of the menu.
Step 4: Select the Mailboxes tab at the left side of the menu.
Step 5: Click the Add mailbox option.
Step 6: Select the type of account that you wish to add from the column at the right side of the window.
Step 7: Type the email address of the account to add into the Email address field, then click the Add mailbox button.
Step 8: Type the email address again if it’s not already filled in, then click the Next button.
Step 9: Type the account password, then click the Next button.
Step 10: Click the Allow button to give Yahoo permissions to access the new account.
Step 10: Type your name into the Your name field, then click the Done button.
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.
You can always remove a mailbox that you have added by clicking on it under the list of mailboxes, then clicking the Remove mailbox button at the bottom of the right column.
Adding another mailbox to Yahoo Mail won’t affect your ability to access that account through the typical method. For example, you can still go to https://mail.google.com to sign into Gmail.
Yahoo has default options for adding email accounts from Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, AOL and Office 365. There is also an “Other” option that you can use to add most other email accounts as well.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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