How to Create a Free Yahoo! Email Account

by Andrew Smith

A free email account will allow you to communicate with family members, friends and coworkers. Yahoo email is a basic service that is ideal for users who are new to email. When you sign up for a free Yahoo account you will also have the option of playing games found on Yahoo Games as well as taking part in fantasy sports run by Yahoo. Creating a free Yahoo email account consists of filling out a one-page registration form and shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes to finish.

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Go to yahoo.com.

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Click the "Sign Up" link near the top of the page to go to the registration page.

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Fill out your personal information. You will enter your name, gender, birth date, country and postal code.

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Enter the Yahoo ID you would like to use and the password for the account. Click the "Check" button to see if the name is available. If it is not, you will have to choose another name.

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Type in an alternate email address if you have one. This will be used to send you account information if you lose the password to your Yahoo account. Choose two security questions from the drop-down menus and answer both questions.

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Type in the visual confirmation code.

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Agree to the Yahoo terms and create your account by clicking "Create My Account" button.

Tip

  • check Use text and numbers to make your password more secure.

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About the Author

Andrew Smith has been a freelance writer since 2006, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared on various online sites. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Pennsylvania State University.