25 Things People Asked About Yahoo Online

Yahoo doesn’t need any special introduction. It is one of the most renowned tech and web services providers in the world. They offer different services ranging from email, News services, Finance services, to Search and advertising services. Due to its popularity and tech services, people ask lots of questions regarding Yahoo.

And, we have combed through the internet and compiled some of the most commonly asked questions about Yahoo! In this post, we will be answering 25 things people asked about Yahoo! online.

So, let’s get this underway…

List of Things People Asked about Yahoo! Online

#1 Who Owns Yahoo Now?

Yahoo was founded in 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo. In a short period of time, the company had transformed into a tech giant. They have dominated the tech industry in the late 90s and early 2000s. However, when Google came out, Yahoo had to compete for its place.

After a few years, Yahoo began to decline in popularity. And, later, they have decided to sell the company. As a result, Verizon Media has bought Yahoo! in 2017 for about 4.5 billion USD. So, at the moment, Yahoo is owned by Verizon Media.

#2 How To Delete A Folder in Yahoo Mail

It is very simple to delete a folder in Yahoo Mail. Here’s how…

  • Log in to your Yahoo Mail account with your username and password
  • Now, look at the left sidebar where you will find the list of the folders you created
  • Now, click on the ‘Edit’ button from next to the ‘Folders’ option
  • It will take you to a new page named ‘Edit Folders’. Now, click on the ‘Delete’ option from next to the folder you want to delete
  • A warning popup will appear. Just click on ‘OK’ to finish deleting the folder

#3 How To Print From Yahoo Mail

Here’s how to print an email from Yahoo Mail desktop version.

  • Login to your Yahoo mail account
  • Then click and open the email that you need to print out
  • After the email is opened, click on the ‘Print’ option from the top right corner of the screen
  • Or if you use the latest Yahoo mail, then click on the ‘…’/’options’ button from the top and click on the ‘Print’ option from the popup menu
  • In doing so, your browser’s print function will appear. You can customize all the setting like ‘copies, destination, pages, color,’ etc. of the printing copy
  • Finally, click on the ‘Print’ button from the top left corner and the printing process will start shortly

#4 How To Sort Yahoo Mail by Sender

It is pretty easy to do. Here’s a brief step by step guide for you.

  • Login to your Yahoo mail account
  • Now, look at the top right corner of the screen you will find an option named ‘Date Newest on Top’. It will be inside a box
  • Now, click on that option and a dropdown menu will appear. Select the option ‘Sender’ from the drops own menu
  • And finally, click on the ‘Apply’ button. Shortly, your emails will be sorted by senders

Remark: This method works best on the Yahoo basic email

#5 Where Is Spell Check in Yahoo Mail

Unfortunately, Yahoo Mail doesn’t have an integrated spell checker. However, you have a few options to spell check your emails before you send them out. Here are those…

  • Use your Browsers Spellchecker: Most of the prominent browsers like Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Brave come with a built-in spellchecker. Once you type in the wrong word, it will highlight or underline the word in red color. So, right-click on the word and you will find multiple suggestions for the correct spelling. Simply select the correct spelling from the popup menu and the wrong word will be corrected.
  • Use Grammar Checking Extensions: There are a lot of spell or grammar checker extensions available for all the browsers. You can install them and use them to spellcheck everything you type on your browser. Some Examples of the Spellchecking extension: Ginger, Grammarly, and Compos Ai etc.

#6 How To Change My Name on Yahoo Mail

Here’s how to change your name on Yahoo mail.

  • Sign in to the Yahoo mail account that you need to change the name of
  • Click on the ‘Settings’ option from the top right corner of the screen
  • Now, click on the ‘More Settings’ button from the dropdown menu
  • From the next page, click ‘Mailboxes’ from the left sidebar
  • And select the account you need to change the name of
  • Now, type in the new name under the ‘Your name’ option and click on ‘Save’ to finalize the settings

#7 How To Delete Photos in Yahoo Mail

You cannot specifically delete a photo from your received emails. But, you can delete the mail to get rid of the photos. Here’s how…

  • Sign in to your Yahoo mail account
  • Click on the ‘Photos’ option from the left sidebar
  • In doing so, all the emails with photos will appear
  • Now, hover your mouse pointer over the image you want to delete
  • Click on the ‘Delete’ icon from the floating menu that will appear
  • Next, a warning message will appear, click on the ‘Delete Message’ option from there

Remark: In this process, the message will be deleted as well

#8 How Do I Change the Font Size in Yahoo Mail

  • Sign in to your Yahoo mail account
  • Now, click on the ‘Compose’ button from the top left corner of the screen
  • In the next page, you can start to compose your new email
  • Now, click on the ‘AA’ or ‘Font’ button from the bottom of the screen
  • It will bring out the font-related options, from there you can select the font and the font size of your Yahoo Mail

#9 How To Forward Multiple Emails in Yahoo Mail

Unfortunately, there is no way to forward multiple emails at once in Yahoo mail. You have to forward them one by one. Here’s how…

  • Right-click on the email you want to forward
  • Now, click on the ‘Forward’ button from the popup menu
  • And, on the next page, scroll down and type in the email address of the receiver on the ‘To’ box and send the message

#10 How To Disable Conversations in Yahoo Mail

Here’s how to disable the ‘Conversations’ feature.

  • After signing in to the account, click on the ‘Settings’ option from the top right corner of the screen
  • Now, click on the ‘More Settings’ from the dropdown menu
  • Click on the ‘Viewing email’ option from the left sidebar of the next page
  • Now, click on the ‘Group by conversation’ button to disable the option
  • The toggle button will turn to white from blue confirming that the conversations feature is disabled

#11 How to Mark High Importance in Yahoo Mail

  • Sign in to your Yahoo mail account
  • Now, locate the important message you want to mark
  • You will see a ‘Star’ icon next to the email. Click on that ‘Star’ icon and it will be marked as high importance
  • Also, you can open the message. Then click on the ‘Star’ icon from the top right corner of the screen
  • You will find those messages in the ‘Starred’ folder

#12 How To Disable Keep Me Signed In Yahoo Mail

  • Go to the yahoo mail login page on your browser
  • Now, uncheck the box next to the ‘Stay signed in’ option
  • And sign in to the account using your account credentials as usual

#13 What Is an Outbox On Yahoo Mail

When you send an email, it goes to the outbox folder temporarily. It will be there until it can be sent successfully. If you enter a wrong email address or there is a problem with your device’s network, then the email that you just sent might not reach the receiver on the other end.

In such situations, the message will be on the outbox folder. Due to that, you might not even have the outbox folder if you don’t have any stuck emails that you have sent.

#14 How To Change Background on Yahoo Mail

  • After signing in to the account, click on the ‘Settings’ feature from the top right corner of the screen
  • Now, select any of the themes from under the ‘Themes’ list
  • In doing so, your background on Yahoo mail will be changed

#15 How To Sign Out Of Yahoo Mail

  • Once you are on the Yahoo mail account of yours, click on your account name/profile picture from the top right corner of the screen
  • Now, click on the ‘Sign Out’ option from the popup menu and you will be signed out of Yahoo mail

#16 How Can You Delete Your Yahoo Account?

  • Go to Yahoo’s ‘Delete Account’ page
  • Next, sign in using your Yahoo account credentials
  • Now, click on the ‘Continue delete my account’ from the next page
  • Then, enter your email address and click on the ‘Yes, Terminate this account’ button from the delete page to delete your Yahoo account

#17 How Do I Ask a Question on Yahoo Answers?

  • Go to the Yahoo answers page
  • Now, sign in using your Yahoo account credentials
  • Next, type in the question you want to ask under the ‘What’s your question?’ tab
  • If you want you can add photos by clicking on the ‘Photos’ option or add extra information as well
  • Finally, click on the ‘Submit’ button

#18 How Do You Delete Questions On Yahoo Answers?

  • Go to the Yahoo answers page
  • Now, sign in using your Yahoo account credentials
  • Now, open the question you want to delete
  • Next, click on the ‘Edit’ button and then choose the ‘Delete question’ button as well
  • At last, click on the ‘Delete’ button once again to complete the deletion process

#19 Does Yahoo Delete Inactive Accounts?

Interestingly, Yahoo has an inactive account policy. According to that, if your account is inactive for the last 12 months or so, they might delete your account. That’s ok if you were going to delete your Yahoo account anyway.

However, if you actually didn’t want Yahoo to delete your account, then you can do 2 things. The first one is to use your Yahoo account once in a while. Or at least, add or sync the account with any other email clients you are using right now.

The second thing will be applicable if Yahoo! has already deleted your account. In that case, you might still have a chance to recover your account. But, you have to be fast. If Yahoo! has deactivated your account within the previous 90 days, only then you can contact Yahoo’s Support Team to retrieve your account.

#20 How does Yahoo Make Money?

Yahoo! might have already left its glory days behind. Yet, it is far from over. Yes, Yahoo has been making a lot of money in recent days. But how are they doing it? The answer is simple.

They are earning their money like almost all the other top search engines. They generate revenue primarily from 2 sources, which are ‘search’ and ‘display ads’. Reportedly, Yahoo had a revenue of over 1.3 billion USD in the last year.

#21 How Can I Reset My Yahoo Password?

Change the Password:

  • First, sign in to the Account Security page of your Yahoo account
  • Now, click on the ‘Change Password’ option from the top right side of the screen
  • Next, you might see an option to ‘Use Yahoo Account Key’. But, you have to click on the ‘I would rather change my password’ instead
  • Then, on the next page, enter your new password on both of the ‘New password’ and ‘Confirm new password’ fields
  • Finally, click on the ‘Continue’ button to finalize the new password

Reset the Password in case you have forgotten it:

  • Visit the Yahoo sign-in helper page from your browser
  • Now, type in either your email, mobile number, or recovery phone/recovery email address (whichever you know) on the blank field
  • Then click on the ‘Continue’ button
  • Next, follow the further instructions and reset the password of your Yahoo account

#22 Is Flickr Owned By Yahoo?

Flickr is known as one of the top and first photo and video sharing platform. However, nowadays, the vast majority of the users have turned their faces away from Flickr. Since the beginning, this service has changed ownership 4 times.

First, it was owned by Ludicorp. Then Yahoo! took over. Later, Verizon (Oath) took over both Yahoo! and Flickr. And now, SmugMug has the ownership of Flickr. So at one moment from 2005 to 2017, Yahoo was the owner of Flickr. But now it is not.

#23 How Many Times Was Yahoo Hacked?

Till now, there are reports of 3 major data breaches regarding Yahoo! The first one was back in 2013. This was one of the largest data breaches in history. Because Yahoo reported that over 3 billion of the user accounts were affected at that time.

Then there was a data breach in 2014 as well. Reportedly, hackers obtained data from about 500 million Yahoo user accounts during that breach. And the last major one was back in 2016 where 200 million Yahoo! accounts were hacked.

#24 What Is the Full Form of Yahoo?

There is no official meaning or full form of the word Yahoo! However, tech enthusiasts all over the world think that it came from the phrase ‘Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle’ or ‘Yet Another Hierarchically Organized Oracle’.

Matter of fact, the founders of Yahoo, Jerry Yang and David Filo said that they liked the slang definition of the word Yahoo! And that is why they have named it Yahoo! at that time.

#25 Can You Make Money from Yahoo Answers?

Technically, it is possible to earn money from Yahoo answers. But you have to be tech-savvy and patient. There are several ways to earn money from Yahoo answers. The first and best one is using affiliate links. But to do that, you will have to own a website with the relevant products.

Then you can start to answer questions that are relevant to the products you cover on your websites. You can add the links of the products on your answer or just link your site on there. In the hope that people will visit your site or buy the product through your affiliate links. And, in the process, you will earn money.

Wrap Up:

In this post, we have tried to answer some prevalent questions people asked about Yahoo! online. Among them, you will have a few how-to guides covering different technical aspects of Yahoo services. And, at the same time, we have also shared some background information and answered a few other common questions about Yahoo!

So, do you have any more questions about Yahoo? You can ask us in the comment section down below! We will be glad to answer you.