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Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo! Mail is a free web-based email service offered by Yahoo! ("we" and "us", as the case may be). In order to use Yahoo! Mail, you must be a registered Yahoo! user. This Privacy Policy applies to previous versions of Yahoo! Mail including Yahoo! Mail Classic. To see the Privacy Policy for the newest version of Yahoo! Mail, please click here.

Information Collection and Use Practices

  • If you have previously registered with Yahoo!, the first time you access Yahoo! Mail, you will be asked for the first and last name you would like to display on all outgoing mail messages. You can choose the name you would like your account to reflect. If you register with Yahoo! through Yahoo! Mail, this information will be collected during the registration process.
  • Our practice is not to use addressing information or the content of messages stored in your Yahoo! Mail account for marketing purposes.
  • Yahoo! Mail may automatically identify objects in your email, such as phone numbers, addresses, email addresses and other items of interest (including, but not limited to, inline comments or links to popular image applications), so that you can quickly take actions, such as saving information to your Yahoo! Address Book, getting a map, or initiating a search. The identification of these objects is an automated process, carried out by servers that are designed to detect and highlight specific types of words or phrases, but which do not attempt to analyze the meaning of an email. No person reads your email, nor is any personal information collected or stored in this process. Your email is just as private with or without this feature enabled. If this feature is active, you may turn this feature off or adjust the types of objects detected at any time by going to the Mail Options-> General Preferences page or in some cases turn off the feature within an email.
Information Sharing and Disclosure Practices
  • Yahoo! Mail includes IP addresses in outgoing mail message headers, as specified by standard Internet protocol. Practices Regarding Your Ability to Update or Delete Information
  • You can modify your settings and preferences in your Yahoo! Mail account by accessing "Options" or your Yahoo! account information.
  • You can cancel your Subscriptions and edit or remove your Reminders at any time. Other
  • When you use Yahoo! Mail, you are subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
  • Please see Yahoo! Mail Help if you have questions about this service.

This page describes current Yahoo! practices with respect to this particular service. This information may change as we revise this service by adding or removing features or using different service providers. To find out how we treat your personal information, please visit our Privacy Policy.

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