When it comes to free webmail services, there are two services that appear in our mind instantly. One is Google’s widely used Gmail and another is Microsoft’s popular Outlook.com. While Yahoo! Mail was once a popular webmail service, most users closed their email accounts or switched to Gmail, Outlook.com or other email services for several reasons, including the narrow user interface.
In the last two or three years, in an attempt to win over its lost users and prevent users from switching to other webmail services, Yahoo! It has improved its mail service by adding a number of features. A better spam filtering system, two-factor authentication and a better user interface are some of the key improvements that have been made in the last two or three years.
While there is no doubt that its competitors, mainly Gmail and Outlook.com, are offering more features and services, Yahoo! Mail is definitely improving over time.
Although Yahoo! Mail is not as customizable as Gmail, you can change the default appearance of your inbox by selecting a new theme. If you already have a Yahoo! Mail account and you want to customize it by changing the default background, you can do so by following the instructions below.
Customizing Yahoo! Mail
Step 1: Sign in to your Yahoo! Mail account.
Step 2: In the upper right corner of the page, click Gear icon and then click Themes.
Step 3: Choose one of the available themes to change the background and the current theme.
Unfortunately, Yahoo! Mail does not allow you to configure your own image file as a Mail background image as of now (you can configure a custom image as a background in Gmail). However, you can choose one of the dozens of beautiful backgrounds to customize your inbox. We are sure that you will definitely fall in love with the new look of your inbox.
And if you have Windows 8 / 8.1 and have downloaded Yahoo! Mail application, how to log out of Yahoo! The mail application guide may also interest you.