Get Email Alerts From Yahoo! Toolbar
Are you like I was? Always sneaking back to your Mailbox to check if you’d got any messages. Well, if you’ve got a Yahoo! Toolbar, all that hassle can be a distant memory.
Looking at the feedback that you send us, it seems that you’re on the lookout for a way to be alerted when you get new mail in your inbox. So for this tip, I’m suggesting the Yahoo! Toolbar if you’re looking for a way to get notification for the arrival of new messages.
The Y! Toolbar has got lots of cool features, like blocking pop ups and a box to search the web from. But, for me, the best thing is the Mail button. Because, wherever you are on the web, the minute you get mail a little alert will pop up on the Toolbar to let you know. From there, it’s one click to your inbox.
Want the Yahoo! Toolbar? It’s free, find out more here. There’s a version for IE and Firefox.
If you’ve already got it you can add the Mail button (if it’s not there already). All it takes is one click here.
One Toolbar is plenty
By the way, one toolbar is enough – if you’ve got a bunch of the things, which you don’t use, just get rid of them. Ther’s a couple of ways to do that (on Windows at least), navigate to the control panel (from the Start Menu), enter Control Panel, open Add/Remove Programs and REMOVE the toolbars you don’t want.
Alternatively, you can click View, then click Toolbars and un-check the ones you don’t want to see. Amazingly it works the same for Firefox and IE. Good riddance.
Andrew – Yahoo Mail Team