How to get a Yahoo Mail Beta account

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 24, 2006
Updated • Mar 14, 2014
Email, Yahoo

To get Yahoo Mail Beta, just switch your content preference to Germany, France or UK. Then you will be asked if you want to join the beta when you log into your Yahoo Mail. Say yes, and join the beta.

Then from the options menu, change your content preference to what they were before. Then go to Yahoo Mail again. You should still see Yahoo Beta. If you don’t see it, go to options and click the “Try Beta? button. That’s all.

How to change your content preference:

  • log in to Yahoo Mail
  • click Options
  • select Account information from the left panel
  • go to Member Information, General Preferences, Preferred Content
  • select, for example, Yahoo UK
  • click Finished
  • go to Yahoo Mail
  • you'll see a page that says "It's the New Yahoo! Mail Beta... and you're invited."
  • click on "Try Beta Now".

If you need to enter a valid zip here are some for Germany: 45130 Essen, 12159 Berlin, 16356 Berlin

Update: Yahoo is currently not offering beta access to their Yahoo Mail product. While it is likely that the developers are constantly testing improvements, new features and changes internally. Yahoo users who are interested in new beta opportunities should check out the Yahoo Mail Blog regularly as it is covering those announcements when a new beta is available.

There you find other information as well, including changes that the developers have implemented into Yahoo Mail, or tips and tricks to get the most out of the service.

The last public beta,  from what we can tell, landed in 2010. It is not really clear if Yahoo changed the company's policy in regards to public beta releases in the meantime, or if there were simply not enough new features to test, or no need to test them.

Update: Yahoo Mail has recently introduced a redesign of its mail interface to all of its users. The company announced that it will retire mail classic and all other previous versions of Yahoo Mail in mid 2013.


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  3. rocksparkels said on September 3, 2006 at 4:21 am

    I tried that but it did not work.

  4. Xaphirezst said on May 2, 2006 at 7:32 am

    It doesn’t work on Yahoo Japan ( though ^_^

  5. Xaphirezst said on May 1, 2006 at 2:31 pm

    W00t it’s still working, thank you very much!!

  6. Shamir said on April 25, 2006 at 11:05 am

    It works, thank you. I love the website. I always visit here. Thank you again for letting me know, now I have Yahoo Mail Beta and MSN Hotmail Beta. Thanx. :)

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