How to Check My Mail Online

by Jon Stefansson

Many email users have messages delivered directly to an email program on the computer, smart phone or PDA instead of checking email using the service provider's website. If you are away from your own computer or device and need to check your email, you can do so by entering your email address and password into your provider's website. The website you use will depend on what email service you use.

Checking Your Gmail Email

Go to the GMail website.

Enter your GMail email address in the "Username" box.

Type your password into the "Password" box.

Click "Sign In" to view your email.

Checking Your Hotmail Email

Go to the Hotmail website.

Type your Hotmail email into the "Windows Live ID" box.

Type your password into the "Password" box.

Click "Sign In". When the welcome page loads click "Inbox" on the left to see your email.

Checking Your Yahoo! Email

Go to the Yahoo! Mail website.

Type your Yahoo! Mail email address into the "Yahoo! ID" box.

Enter your password in the "Password" box.

Un-check the "Keep Me Signed In" box if you are using a public computer.

Click "Sign In" to connect to your account. Click "Inbox" on the left of the screen to sign see your email.


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