How to Create New Email Account With Yahoo

by Bella Michaels

Yahoo is one of the most recognized names on the Internet. Free email accounts are one of the many services it offers. Yahoo's email service is Web-based, meaning you can access your account from any computer that has Internet access. Free storage space and spam protection are also features of the service. If you need a free email account, set up a Yahoo account to use their service.

Yahoo's Mail homepage

Open a Web browser and navigate to the Yahoo Mail page (See Resources).

Create a new account.

Click the "Create New Account" button.

Fill in the required information

Fill in the information on the registration page. This information will include your name, date of birth, mobile number, and gender.

Select a username

Choose a username and a password. You may have to choose several different user IDs before you find one that is available.

Provide a number.

Enter your mobile phone number, including area code. Your phone number will help you regain access to your account should you forget your password.

A recovery number is your backup.

Enter an optional recovery number. The recovery number helps you regain access to your account should you lose your phone, and forget your password.

Create your account.

Click "Create Account." Clicking this button creates your account and confirms that you agree to the Yahoo terms of service and privacy policies.


  • check Create a password containing text, number and special characters. Such a password is difficult to crack.


  • close Never use your name as part of your password.

About the Author

Bella Michaels is a graduate of the University of Memphis. After a successful career in business she turned her talents to writing. After blogging professionally since 2006, her career expanded to include writing for Demand Studios in 2009.

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