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COMPOSE - how to use it?


COMPOSE - how to use it?

There are 3 options in COMPOSE feature of my mail: 1 - Email, 2 - Instant message and 3 - SMS.

I have no problem using email. I never tried Instant message. I tried to use SMS and I have only problems here: after selecting it, a white square field appears with  a word "Available" on top left side, "minimize" and "close" icons on the right. Immediately below - field to write the message. Then contacts from my address book. After selecting one contact, all others disappear and only the selected one stays in bottom left corner.


There is lack of any buttons to send message and any does not appear after writing a text. I use Mozilla Firefox, Windows7, ATT U-verse - if this info will help to solve this.

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Re: COMPOSE - how to use it?

Hopefully this will help:


How do I use Yahoo Messenger from within my Mail account?


You can use Yahoo Messenger from within Mail to send instant messages to contacts who are online and available. To send a message to a contact, please follow the steps below.

  1. From the left side of the page, click the triangle to the left of "Online Contacts," and a list of your online contacts will appear. (Note: if you are signed out of Yahoo Messenger in Mail, no contacts will appear. If you are not signed in, you can sign in automatically by clicking the lightning bolt icon next to "Online Contacts.")
  2. Click on the contact you would like to IM, and an IM window will appear in the lower right corner of the page.
  3. Enter a message into the text entry box, and then press the Enter key.

Please note that by default, you are signed in to Yahoo Messenger from within Mail when you are signed in to Mail. However, if you sign out of Yahoo Messenger from within Mail, this setting will be remembered the next time you sign in to Mail.


Sending a Text Message

You can text message with any contact who has an SMS-enabled cellular device. Your text conversation appears in a message tab in the Mail window.

Tip: You can text message with several contacts at the same time, each conversation in its own tab.


Here’s How
  1. Make sure that you’re signed in to Mail chat feature. (Remind me how.)

    Tip: If you start composing a text message without signing in first, it’s not a problem. Mail just prompts you to sign in.

  2. Select Text Message (SMS) from the New menu (or type t).

    A conversation tab opens where you can address and compose your text message.

    Tips: The first time you send a text message, Mail prompts you to specify your home country so it can automatically supply the correct dialing information for your calls.
    Select your home country before you send your first text message.
    If you later need to change your home country for some reason, you can do that on the Options page.

  3. Start typing in the name or mobile phone number for the contact you want to text message.

    Enter your contact’s name or mobile phone number.

    If what your enter matches contact information already in your address book, Mail shows you the matching contact or contacts on a menu—just select the one you want.

    Note: Be sure to include the area code for the phone number you’re calling or you’ll see an error message.
    Example of an invalid phone number message

  4. Type your text message in the box at the bottom of the New Text Message tab, then press the Enter key or click the Send button.

    Type your message, then click Send.

    Tip: The maximum length for a text message is 158 characters (including spaces). You can see a count of the characters remaining for the current message above the text box. If you want to say more, you need to send multiple messages—or maybe send an email message instead.

    When your contact replies using his mobile device, your messages and the replies appear in the conversation area.

    Your messages and your contact’s replies appear in the conversation area.


What’s Next

You can also start a chat in either of the following ways:

  • Click the phone icon (Phone icon) next to a mobile phone number on a contact’s details page.

    Click the phone icon on your contact’s details page.


  • While composing an email or chat message, convert your message to a text message. Take a look at Switching Between Texting, Chat, and Email to learn more.

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