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Chapter 4: Set Up Your Email
What Is Email?
Email, or electronic mail, refers to a message or messages sent from one computer to
another over a network (email also signifies the process of transmitting these messages).
When you choose a Yahoo! ID and password, you gain access to Yahoo! s free email service.
With a Yahoo! Web Hosting plan, you can take advantage of Yahoo! Business Mail or
Personal Address, both of which allow you to create personalized email addresses based on
your own web address (such as email@example.com), among other features.
Before you get started setting up and using your email, we recommend familiarizing
yourself with the terms below. For more helpful definitions, please see the glossary at the
end of this guide or in our online help center at
An email account is, technically, a password protected repository for email where a
user can receive, access, and store mail; in other words, it s the means through
which you can engage in and manage your email correspondence. An email account
includes one mailbox and one or more unique email addresses. A Business Mail plan
allows you to create more than 2,000 individual email accounts, each with a mailbox
storage capacity of 2GB and a unique email address that matches your domain, or
web address. Personal Address plans include 10 email addresses, each of which is
associated with a free Yahoo! email account. Learn more about your email service.
An email address is a unique address (such as firstname.lastname@example.org) used to
receive and send email to a particular destination. An email address may correspond
to a mailbox, where you store and retrieve your messages, or (for Business Mail
users only) a mail forward, which acts as an extra address for a mailbox.
Email Control Panel
The Email Control Panel is the central administrative console of the Yahoo! Business
Mail service. From the Email Control Panel, the owner and administrators of the
service can edit their default mailbox, add more mailboxes or mail forwards, set up
POP access, and more.
A mailbox is the repository into which email associated with one or more email
addresses is sent essentially a private, virtual inbox that receives and stores email
until you delete it. Each mailbox must have a unique email address, but (for
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