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Yahoo! E-mail Alerts

Yahoo! E-mail Alerts

Alright, here we go! This one is for all of you Yahoo! e-mail users out there (and I know there’s a bunch of you!) We’ve touched on this topic before for Outlook Express and Thunderbird, but I thought you all might like to know how you can do it in Yahoo! So, what am I going on and on about? That would be e-mail alerts. Read on to learn more!

When you’re waiting for new e-mails to arrive, how do you know when they get to your Inbox? Do you just wait by your computer all day, constantly refreshing the page to see if any new messages have come in? Well, that is one way to do it, but there’s a much easier way to go about this. How would you like for your computer to alert you whenever you receive a new e-mail message? I know I would love that! To do this, you need to have a Yahoo! Messenger account set up. (If you don’t, you can easily download it here and just use the same username and password that you use with your e-mail account).

Okay, once you log in to your Messenger account, go to Preferences and navigate to the Alerts and Sounds category. Under the option that says “Alert me when,” highlight the choice of “I receive a mail message.” You can then choose in what way(s) you want to be alerted. Under “Alert me by,” choose a sound, a pop up notification, etc. When you’re all done, click OK. So, from now on, if you leave your Yahoo! Messenger running, you will get those alerts every time you have a new e-mail message. With this, you’ll know right away when you get new mail and you won’t have to waste your time with anything but reading them!

~ Erin