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Once you've mastered the basics of Frontier Yahoo! Mail, you can move on to more advanced topics and enjoy even more benefits.

You can send and receive messages from most external accounts (such as Gmail and Hotmail) in your Frontier Yahoo! Email account.

To complete the process, you will need to determine the mail server name for each of the accounts you wish to add. Once you have this information you will need to add the account to Frontier Yahoo! Mail.

To add an account:

  1. Log in to Frontier Yahoo! Mail and click the Options icon on the top right-hand side of the screen. (It looks like a gear.)

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  2. Click Settings and select Accounts.
  3. Next to Accounts on the right side of the window, click Add.
  4. In the window that appears, enter the following information:
    • Sending Name: The name you want to give to this account (ex. work, school)
    • Email Address: The email address of the external email account.
    • Description: This is an optional description for this account, such as "my Gmail account".
    • Reply-to address: Fill this in with an email address if you would prefer replies to go to a different account.
  5. Unless you want to receive the other account's email in your Frontier Yahoo! Mail account, too, click Save.
  6. To send and receive emails: Click the checkbox for Set up to Receive emails to display several other fields:
    • Username and Password: The username is the part of your email address before the @ symbol. For example, if your email address was customer@gmail.com, the username would be customer. The password is the one you would use to access your external email address and not necessarily your Frontier password.
    • Deliver email to: Choose a destination folder for this account's email, if you like.
    • POP server: Enter your POP server name. This information should be obtained from your other account's email provider.
    • Select any advanced options you'd like to use by checking the appropriate boxes.

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  7. Click Save.

If you have an email software program you prefer to use, and you want to use it to send and receive messages from your Frontier Yahoo! Mail account:

  1. Log in to Frontier Yahoo! Mail and click the Options icon on the top right-hand side of the screen. (It looks like a gear.)

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  2. Click Settings and select Accounts.
  3. Next to Yahoo account click Edit.
  4. If you would like to receive your Frontier Yahoo! Mail in both your own email software and the Web-based Frontier Yahoo! Mail site, select POP, then select your POP option from the drop-down menu:
    • Don't download spam email only delivers your Inbox messages, not your Spam.
    • Download spam with no special indicators delivers Inbox and Spam messages with no visible "Spam" indicator.
    • Download spam, but prefix the word "Bulk" delivers Inbox and Spam messages. Spam messages contain the word "Bulk" in the subject line.
  5. If you would rather receive your email only in your email software and not have it go to the Frontier Yahoo! Mail site:
    • Click Forward.
    • Enter the email address to which you want your Frontier Yahoo! Mail forwarded.
    • Choose one of the following options:
      • Store and forward will send all email to your preferred account and also keep a copy in Frontier Yahoo! Mail.
      • Forward only will send all email to your preferred account without keeping a copy in Frontier Yahoo! Mail.
      • Store and forward and mark as read will send all email to your preferred account, keep a copy in Frontier Yahoo! Mail, and mark it as read for your convenience.
  6. When finished click Save.

It's become quite common for people to have several email addresses, and that can get confusing. If you ever want to forward your Frontier Yahoo! Mail to another address, here's how:

  1. Log in to Frontier Yahoo! Mail and click the Options icon on the top right-hand side of the screen. (It looks like a gear.)

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  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Accounts on the left side and click the Edit button for your account.
  4. Choose the Forward option and enter the email address to which you would like all of your Frontier Yahoo! mail delivered.
  5. Select how you want to handle your messages:
    • Store and forward forwards your mail and keeps a copy of it in your Frontier Yahoo! Mail account.
    • Forward only forwards your mail and deletes it from your Frontier Yahoo! Mail account.
    • Store and forward and mark as read forwards your mail and keeps a copy of it in your Frontier Yahoo! Mail account, but it also marks the message as read.
  6. Click Save and then click Save to exit the Account Settings.

Be sure to watch the  Frontier Yahoo! Mail Forwarding video.

To spell check your messages, click the spell check icon in the toolbar:
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Any misspelled words will be underlined in red. To change the spelling or view other options, right-click the underlined word.

To add an event to your Frontier Yahoo! Calendar:

  1. Log in to Frontier Yahoo! Mail and click the Calendar icon.

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  2. Click New event at the top of the screen.
  3. Enter the title of the event, the start and end date/time, the location, details, and any reminders.

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  4. Once you complete your event, click Save.

To create an auto reply or vacation message in Frontier Yahoo! Mail:

  1. Log in to Frontier Yahoo! Mail and click Options icon on the top right-hand side of the screen. (It looks like a gear.)

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  2. Click Settings and select Vacation Response.
  3. Choose which dates to display the message, and enter the contents of the message you want people to see when they send an email to you.

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  4. When finished click Save.

To block email addresses in Frontier Yahoo! Mail:

  1. Log in to Frontier Yahoo! Mail and click the Options icon on the top right-hand side of the screen. (It looks like a gear.)

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  2. Click Settings then select Blocked Addresses.
  3. Type in the email address that you no longer wish to receive email from and then click the Block button. You can enter as many email addresses as you wish.

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  4. When finished click Save.

Frontier Yahoo! Mail allows you to create a maximum of 200 email filters. You can use filters to automatically divert incoming email into a specific folder. For example, email from your relatives can automatically go into your Family folder, while email from colleagues can automatically go into your Work folder.

To create a filter for your Frontier Yahoo! Mail account:

  1. Log in to Frontier Yahoo! Mail and click the Options icon on the top right-hand side of the screen. (It looks like a gear.)

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  2. Click Settings then select Filters and click the Add button.

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  3. Enter a name for the filter, then choose the conditions for the filter, such as who the email is from, the subject line, or words found within the message.

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  4. When finished click Save.

To change the priority of your filters:

  1. From the Settings > Filters window, click a filter and use the arrows to the right to move the filter up or down, changing its priority. Filters at the top have a higher priority than filters at the bottom of the list.
  2. When finished click Save.

You have a number of options for personalizing the way your email looks. You can change the font that you type in, the background theme, the format and other settings.

Change the Font
To change your font in Frontier Yahoo! Mail:

  1. Log in to Frontier Yahoo! Mail and click the Options icon on the top right-hand side of the screen. (It looks like a gear.)

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  2. Click Settings and select Writing email.

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  3. Next to Default rich text font you can change your font selections. This is also the screen where you can add an email signature.
  4. When finished click Save.

Change the Background Theme
You may change your background theme as often as you like. There's no need for your email screen to look boring! To change your background theme:

  • Log in to Frontier Yahoo! Mail and click the Options icon on the top right-hand side of the screen. (It looks like a gear.)

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  • Click Themes to open the Themes window.

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  • Click to choose whichever theme appeals to you, and click Done.

Change the Message Format
To change the format of your messages:

  1. Log in to Frontier Yahoo! Mail and click the Compose button.

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  2. Compose a message just as you normally would, then click the double arrow icon at the bottom of the email window on the right. This button switches your email format between Plain Text and Rich Text. The Rich Text format allows you to add emoticons, use stationery, and format your text with colors, bullets, indenting, and more.

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  3. When finished with your email message, click Send.

Change Settings for Sending Email
To change your sending email settings:

  1. Log in to Frontier Yahoo! Mail and click the Options icon on the top right-hand side of the screen. (It looks like a gear.)

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  2. Click Settings and select Writing email.

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  3. Next to the heading When sending messages you can choose whether or not to:
    • Automatically add new recipients to Contacts—click to choose this option if you want to automatically add people to your Contact List when you send them an email.
    • Automatically generate a preview of links—click to choose this option if you want to include an automatic preview of links in your email.

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  4. When finished click Save.
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