Creating a Distribution List in Yahoo Mail: A Simple Guide

Creating a Distribution List in Yahoo Mail: A Simple Guide

Hey there! Today, I’m going to walk you through the process of creating a distribution list in Yahoo Mail. It may sound a bit technical, but don’t worry, I’ll make it crystal clear for you!

First things first, let’s understand what a distribution list is. Essentially, it’s a handy tool that allows you to send emails to multiple recipients at once, without having to type in each individual email address every time. It’s a time-saver, for sure!

Now, let’s get down to business. Here’s how you can create your own distribution list in Yahoo Mail:

Step 1: Open your Yahoo Mail account

To begin, go ahead and sign in to your Yahoo Mail account. Once you’re in, we can get started on the fun stuff!

Step 2: Locate the Contacts tab

In the top-left corner of your Yahoo Mail home screen, you’ll find the Contacts tab. Give it a click, and a whole new world of possibilities will open up before your eyes.

Step 3: Create a New List

Within the Contacts section, you’ll see a menu on the left-hand side. Look for and click on “Lists”. This is where the magic happens! Choose the option to create a new list, and let your imagination run wild with a creative name for your list. How about “Awesome Squad” or “Dream Team”? It’s up to you!

Step 4: Add contacts to your list

Now that you’ve got your list ready to go, it’s time to populate it with your contacts. You can simply type in the email addresses one by one, or if you want to be even more efficient, import your contacts from other sources like your phone or another email account.

Step 5: Save your hard work

Once you’ve added all the email addresses you desire, don’t forget to hit the “Save” button. Believe me, you wouldn’t want to lose all that hard work!

Congratulations, champ! You have successfully created a distribution list in Yahoo Mail. Now, whenever you want to send an email to a group of people, all you need to do is select your distribution list instead of typing in each address individually. Talk about a time-saver!

Creating a distribution list in Yahoo Mail is a nifty little trick that can make your email experience a whole lot more efficient. So why not give it a try? Go ahead and impress your friends and colleagues with your newfound emailing prowess.

And there you have it. You’re now ready to conquer your inbox like a pro. Good luck, and happy emailing!

How to Create a Distribution List in Yahoo Mail

It can be overwhelming to remember and manage the email addresses of your important contacts, especially if your contact list keeps growing. But don’t worry, Yahoo Mail has a solution for you – distribution lists. With a distribution list, you can keep your important contacts separate from the noise and easily send emails to them.

A distribution list is like a contact list, but it lets you create a group of recipients and send individual or group emails to everyone in that group. Instead of manually adding each contact to every email, you can simply add the distribution list and send the email to everyone at once. If you want to send each person in the group an individual email, you can use the “Cc” field.

Now, let me guide you on how to create a distribution list in Yahoo Mail and how to use it to send a group email. But before we get started, remember that sending an email to a large group of contacts may trigger spam filters at the recipient’s end. So, it’s best to avoid creating distribution lists with an overwhelming number of email addresses.

Here are the steps to create a distribution list in Yahoo Mail:

1. Open your preferred web browser and go to your Yahoo Mail inbox.

2. Click on the contact list icon at the top right corner.

3. Under “Lists,” click on “Create list.”

4. Provide a name for your distribution list in the “List name” field.

5. To add contacts, enter a contact name or email ID in the “Add contacts” field. You can search for and select multiple contacts this way.

6. Once you’ve added all the contacts, click “Save” at the bottom right to create your distribution list.

That’s it! You’ve successfully created your distribution list. Remember that you can always modify the list later to add or remove contacts. Just use the “Edit List” option. To remove a contact, simply click the “X” sign next to their email ID.

Now you can easily manage your important contacts and send group emails without any hassle. Yahoo Mail’s distribution list feature makes it convenient and efficient. Enjoy!

Delete contact from Yahoo Mail distribution list

If you’re looking to include your Google contacts in a Yahoo distribution list, here’s what you need to do: First, add your Gmail account to Yahoo Mail. This will enable you to import your contacts. However, please note that the lists you create in Yahoo Mail won’t be usable with third-party email clients like Outlook.

Using Yahoo Mail’s Distribution List for Group Emails

Once you have set up your distribution list in Yahoo Mail, you can easily send a group email to all the recipients you have added.

Add distribution list in Cc while composing an email in Yahoo Mail

  1. First, I’ll open Yahoo Mail on my PC.
  2. Then, I’ll click on Compose at the top left.
  3. Now, I’ll go to the To field or Cc field.
  4. Next, I’ll type the name of my distribution list in the text field.
  5. After that, I’ll choose the distribution list from the suggestions to email all contacts in that list.

If I’m using Yahoo Mail on the web, I can also go to the Contacts icon > List > Email this list to open the compose tab with the list of contacts added in the To field. However, it’s better to follow the above steps and add the recipients to the Cc field.

If I’m using Yahoo Mail’s Android or iPhone app, all I need to do is tap the compose icon at the top right of the app and type the distribution list name in the Cc field to find it under suggestions.

How to Delete a Distribution List in Yahoo Mail

If I no longer need to email most contacts in the distribution list, it’s better to delete the list. Here’s how:

  1. First, I’ll go to my Yahoo Mailbox.
  2. Then, I’ll click on the contacts icon at the top right.
  3. Next, I’ll go to lists.
  4. After that, I’ll click on the dropdown menu icon and choose a list.
    Choose a distribution list in Yahoo Mail
  5. Then, I need to select Edit list.
  6. Next, I’ll click on the ellipses icon alongside the Edit list.
  7. After that, I’ll select Delete list.
    ellipses icon and delete option alongside Edit list
  8. Finally, I’ll click on Ok on the Delete list popup to permanently delete a distribution list.

Manage Your Distribution List In Yahoo Mail

When you have a long distribution list or a set of lists to manage, it’s important to filter out contacts as and when needed. But remember, you can only have up to 100 recipients for a single email while adding contacts. So, make sure your list has up to 100 contacts to successfully send out an email to all individuals on that list.

If you no longer use a list to send group emails, consider deleting it. However, keep in mind that while you can recover deleted emails in Yahoo Mail, there is no way to recover a deleted distribution list. So, be careful not to delete a list you may need later.


Q. Where is the contact list in Yahoo Mail?

A. To find your contact list, go to your Yahoo Mail inbox. Click the contacts icon on the sidebar and go to Lists to view all your contacts lists in Yahoo. You can also use the search bar on the contacts sidebar to look for a specific contact.

Q. How do I add an email to my Yahoo contacts?

A. To add a new contact in Yahoo, open an email from the person you want to add to your contact list. Hover over the sender’s email ID and click on the + add to contacts option to add it to your Yahoo contact list.

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