How to use Calendar within Sky Yahoo Mail
Creating new events
You can quickly add a new event to your calendar by clicking on the date where you would like to enter it.
How to create a new event from the Calendar Day, Week, Month, or Year view
- Sign in to Sky Yahoo Mail.
- Click the Calendar tab.
- Click on a day within the calendar. If you are already using Day view, you can skip this step.
- Select the starting time for your event.
The starting time will also be the event title box. You can also click and drag down in the event box to select the ending time, if you wish.
- Type a title for the event in the title box.
- Click the arrow at the right of the title box and select a calendar from the menu list.
Note: If you do not select a calendar, the first calendar in the menu list is automatically assigned.
You can now quickly save your event or continue adding more event details.
To quickly save your event
Click in the title box and press Enter on your keyboard. Your new event is now saved in the calendar.
To add more details to the event
- Click the arrow at the right of the title box, then select Add More Details from the menu.
- When the New Event window opens, add the relevant details.
- Click Save when you have completed setting the event details.
- To quickly add another event click Save and Add Another instead of Save.
Add event details using the New Event and Edit Event windows
You can add more details to an event such as the location, notes, reminders, and invitations. For new events, you can add details by using the New Event window and for existing events use the Edit Event window.
Title: Type a short description of the event, 80 characters or less. This title will display in your calendar.
Start: Date and time the event begins.
If the event doesn't have a specific time or is for the entire day, check the All-Day checkbox.
All day events will appear at the top of your day view.
To make this a recurring event, see "Reminder," below.
End: Date and time the event ends.
Location: Type the location of the event. The location does not display when you send an invitation, use the "Notes" box if you want to send location information to an event invitee.
Type: Specify the type of event. Some of the event types include Invite, Work, School, Birthday, or just assign it a colour.
Calendar: Specify the calendar for the event.
Notes: Type more detail about the event. Information in the Notes box shows as the Message Information when you send an invitation, showing event information to your invitees.
Do not put anything in the Notes box that you would not want to share with all of your invitees.
The Notes box content does not display in the Calendar views (Day, Week, Month, or Year), but it does display when you rollover the event in the Event Summary.
Web Address: Type a website address for an event.
Reminder: Click to see options for specifying reminder times and the method of reminder delivery.
Delivery methods include: email or an instant message.
Repeat: Click to see options for setting up repeat events from a single location.
Invite: Click to see the "To" box.
Type event attendee email addresses in the To box.
One or more attendee email addresses can be added.
Separate multiple email addresses with a space, comma, or semi-colon.
Once you have added email addresses for attendees and saved, you can return later to view their RSVP information: Attending, Not Attending, Maybe, and Not Yet Replied.
How to make an event reminder
Reminders help you remember an event by alerting you ahead of time. You can set two separate reminders to notify you anywhere from 5 minutes to 14 days before an event. Once you've set up when you want to receive event reminders, you can specify how you want to receive them. You receive reminders sent to you through email or an instant message.
- Click the event in the Day, Week, or Month view. The Edit Event window opens.
- Click Reminder and set your reminder options:
1st reminder: Select a time from the Time menu. Additional reminder options will now display.
2nd reminder (optional): Select a time from the Again menu.
Delivery method: In the Via section, choose at least one of the following:
Email: Check the email checkbox for an email reminder. Select an email address from the menu if you have more than one available.
Sky Yahoo Messenger: Check the Messenger checkbox for an instant message reminder. Note: You must be signed in to Sky Yahoo Messenger at the time that you are scheduled to receive the reminder, using the same ID that you used to set up the reminder in Sky Yahoo Calendar.
- Select Save.
How to create a new calendar
You can organise your events into manageable groups using different calendars with unique names and colours. With separate calendars, you can see your events one at a time, a few at a time, or all at once.
- From within Sky Yahoo Mail, click the Calendar tab.
- If you have "Calendars" collapsed in the left panel, select Calendars to expand it to view your calendars.
Note: If the left panel is hidden, select Actions, View and then Left Panel.
- You can open "Add Calendar" window by:
Using the Actions menu: Select Actions and then Create New Calendar.
Using the + (plus) button in the left panel: Select the + (plus) button to the right of "Calendars."
- Type a name for the new calendar.
- Select a colour for the calendar.
- Select Save.
The new calendar is added to your list of calendars.