What is Yahoo Mail?
Yahoo Mail lets you send and receive email from any computer with Internet access. A Yahoo Mail account also includes a calendar, notepad, and address book, as well as special access to your closest connections
You can use Yahoo Mail to communicate with family, friends, or classmates.
To learn more, check out the Yahoo Mail Help.
What are some potential risks on Yahoo Mail?
Just as there may be risks in the town where you live, the Yahoo Mail community may pose certain risks. Yahoo Mail has safety features, but you have to take care of yourself online too.
Start with our general tips for online safety. Then, on Yahoo Mail, keep these things in mind:
Many viruses, phishing attempts, and sexually explicit messages are sent as spam. Yahoo Mail’s SpamGuard offers an easy and automated way to filter out much of the spam that could appear in your inbox. Yahoo’s Anti-Spam Resource Center lists more tools and tips. What else can you do to limit these risks? Review Yahoo Mail’s safety features, learn how to report abuse, and ask your parents or caregivers o for help staying safer using Yahoo Mail.
Yahoo Mail has a number of safety features. Many of these features can be found by clicking the Options link in the top-right corner of any Yahoo Mail page. You should know how to do the following:
Please report any inappropriate contact or offensive communication with other Yahoo Mail users.
How can I report problems that happen on Yahoo Mail?
Yahoo Mail has a customer care form to report abuse related to email harassment or impersonation. Please use this form to report violations of the Yahoo Terms of Service or Yahoo Mail Additional Terms of Service. Make sure to provide specific information about the sender and content of the offending message.
Yahoo’s customer care team receives abuse reports and takes appropriate action as necessary, which may include deactivating an abuser’s account. Reports that indicate activity involving child pornography or solicitation of a minor are dealt with promptly by Yahoo’s legal team and, when appropriate, reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
Yahoo is committed to providing a safer online experience for all everyone and, accordingly, complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Yahoo Mail provides a number of safety features to limit potential risks. However, protecting young people online is a responsibility shared with parents, teachers, and other caregivers.
Start by reviewing some general tips for online safety. These include safeguarding identity online, keeping passwords secret, being cautious about contact with strangers, and creating a family pledge for online safety.
If you are exposed to obscene language, mature content, threats of physical violence, harassment, or anything else that violates the Yahoo Terms of Service or Yahoo Mail Additional Terms of Service, please report the abuse.