How to Add a Signature to Yahoo Mail

Whether you want to use your Yahoo Mail for professional or personal reasons, a signature at the end of each email can be a useful aspect of your correspondence. An email signature can be in the form of your name, your business name, your contact information, a confidentiality notice, or even a saying or proverb that is relevant to you. If you prefer sending out Yahoo emails with the same closing signature every time, you can easily add a Yahoo Mail signature by following a few simple steps.

Steps

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    Create a Yahoo Mail account.
    • Go to the Yahoo homepage and select the "Mail" icon.
    • Select "Create New Account."
    • Follow the steps to create a Yahoo Mail account. Select a user name, password, and provide other requested information. Once the form is completed, select "Create My Account." A verification email will be sent to your new address.
    • Click on the link that is emailed to you and verify the account.
    • Proceed to the next step once you have verified this address as your new Yahoo Mail account.
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    Log on to your new Yahoo Mail account by going to the Yahoo Mail homepage. Enter in your user name and password in the spaces provided. Select "Sign In." You will be directed to the Yahoo Mail main screen.
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    Click the "Gear" on the upper right side of the screen next to your name.
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    Choose "Settings"
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    Now click on the "Writing email" tab.
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    Select "Show a rich text signature."
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    Enter your desired signature in the blank box provided.
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    Select "Save" once you have entered all of your necessary information.

Tips

  • Consider including your complete contact information if you are using the signature for professional use. This information would include company name, address, website, phone number, fax number, cell phone number, and email address.
  • Update your signature as needed. Necessary updates would be a new name if your marital status has changed, if you have moved to a new address, or if any of your other contact information has changed.
  • Send an email to yourself to test the signature and ensure it appears correctly.
  • Email signatures are useful for attaching disclaimers, legal notices, and confidentiality agreements.
  • Select "Rich Text" when creating your signature if you want to use a specific font, add color, or include other style options to your signature.
  • Use the Rich Text option to control various formatting options such as centering, adding a text separation bar, adding emoticons, website links, or a bulleted list.

Warnings

  • Protect yourself from identity theft by not providing a significant amount of personal information in your signature. Do not include your Social Security number, birth date, or other unique identifying data.
  • Avoid using profanity or suggestive language in your signature.

Sources and Citations

  • www.mail.yahoo.com

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Categories: Yahoo! Mail