How to Close Yahoo Mail

by Julius Vandersteen

When you are finished exchanging messages with Yahoo! Mail, or if you need to step away from your computer, you should close your Yahoo! Mail. Yahoo! provides free email to anyone who signs up for an account, which you access through your Web browser. Closing your Yahoo! Mail helps protect your privacy, especially when you share a computer with other people. You close Yahoo! Mail the same way you close any other Web browser window.


Launch your Web browser on your computer.


Navigate to the Yahoo! website ( and log in to your account.


Click "Mail" to open your Yahoo! Mail.


Click "Sign Out" at the top of the page when you are finished reading email and sending messages. The Yahoo! homepage appears, and the words "You Are Signed Out" appear at the top of the page.


Click the close button at the top of your Web browser's window to close the Yahoo! page.

About the Author

Julius Vandersteen has been a freelance writer since 1999. His work has appeared in “The Los Angeles Times,” “Wired” and “S.F. Weekly.” Vandersteen has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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