Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail is a free web-based email service. In order to use Yahoo Mail, you must be a registered Yahoo user. You may also purchase premium services such as Mail Plus for a fee. This Privacy Policy applies to the newest version of Yahoo Mail.

Personally Relevant Experiences

  • Yahoo’s automated systems analyse all communications content (such as Mail and Messenger content including instant messages and SMS messages) to, without limitation, provide personally relevant product features and content, to match and serve targeted advertising and for spam and malware detection and abuse protection. This analysis occurs on all communications content as it is sent, received and when it is stored, including communications content from services synced with your Yahoo account.
    • Please read our FAQ to learn more.
    • This information may also be used for interest-based advertising. To learn more, you can visit Yahoo’s control tool for interest-based advertising.
  • Yahoo Mail may include interactive mail features from 3rd parties as well. Your personally identifiable information is not directly shared with the 3rd party without your consent.

Message Search and Access

  • Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Messenger now share a common search platform. You may now elect to archive Yahoo instant messages along with Yahoo Mail messages and search them together (including Voice Mail, SMS, and more).
  • Messages stored on Yahoo servers in this manner are accessible from any computer system or device able to access Yahoo Mail or the latest versions of Yahoo Messenger.
  • Yahoo may analyse instant messages that you choose to archive in order to provide personally relevant product features, content and advertising, as well as spam and malware detection.

Information Sharing and Disclosure Practices

  • Yahoo Mail includes IP addresses in outgoing mail message headers, as specified by standard Internet protocol.
  • When users click on the Spam and Not Spam buttons, information is sent to Yahoo's anti-spam team or other spam compliance service providers for review, and aspects of these messages may be shared with the sender to reduce spam. See our spam FAQ for more information.

Practices Regarding Your Ability to Update or Delete Information


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



To help make your experiences with Yahoo more relevant, we employ interest-based ads. Manage your interest-based categories, or opt-out of all categories, on our opt-out tool.  


To find out how Yahoo treats your personal information, please visit our Privacy Policy. This page describes current Yahoo practices with respect to this product. Information on this page may change as Yahoo adds or removes features. 

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