Fortunately, Yahoo! Mail let's you do that, too, if the image is located at any Web server and if you use the rich text editor in Yahoo! Mail.
Insert an Image Inline in an Email with Yahoo! Mail
To insert a picture from the web in an email with Yahoo! Mail:
- Locate the image on a web site, or open it directly using its URL (address).
- You can upload the image to your web host or use a graphic you found on the web (if you can use it without violating any terms).
- If you don't have a web site, try a free image hosting service.
- If your image is larger than some 640x640 pixels, consider shrinking it to more handy proportions before you put it online.
- Open the browser window with the image and an email you are composing in Yahoo! Mail side by side.
- Drag and drop the image into the message.
As an alternative to dragging and dropping, you can try copying and pasting:
- Highlight the image — just the image — with your mouse.
- Press Ctrl-C (Windows, Linux) or Command-C (Mac).
- Position the cursor where you want the image to show up in an email you are composing in Yahoo! Mail.
- Make sure you have enabled the Yahoo! Mail rich text editor.
- Hit Ctrl-V (Windows and Linux) or Command-V (Mac) to paste the image.
- If you use an image uploaded to a free image hosting service:
- Click on the image.
- Link the image to the image's page address at the free image hosting service (something resembling "http://img.imageshack.us/my.php?image=example.jpg" if you use ImageShack, for example).
- Continue editing (and adding more images).
- Finally, send your Yahoo! Mail message as usual.
Depending on the operating system and browser, one or the other method may work better.