How to Open a New Yahoo! Mail Account

by eHow Contributor

Yahoo! is one of many online providers that offer free email services. When you sign up for a Yahoo! mail account, you also gain access to your very own contact list, Yahoo! Calendar, Yahoo! Notepad and unlimited storage space for your saved emails. Setting up your new Yahoo! mail account is quick and easy.

The Yahoo! home page

Open up your Internet browser and go to


Click "Mail" on the upper left-hand side of the Web page.

Click on the bright yellow

Click the yellow "Create New Account" box.

Fill in the form.

Fill out the top portion of the Yahoo! Registration form providing your name, gender, birthday, country and postal code.

Pick your username.

Pick your Yahoo! user ID and password. Your Yahoo! user ID will also be your email address. Type the user ID into the appropriate field Yahoo! will make sure the user ID is available. If so, type and retype your desired password in the next two fields. If not, select another user ID and continue to "Check" until you find one available.

Continue filling out the form by entering security questions.

Provide an alternate email and pick your account security question and answer. Yahoo! stores this information in the event you forget your password and to protect your account.

Fill in the Captcha before proceeding.

Fill in the code displayed in the "Type the code shown" box and read the Yahoo! Terms of Service, Yahoo! Privacy Policy and Communications Terms of Service. As long you agree with Yahoo's! terms, click the "Done" button and you're ready to go.


  • check Do not give your password out.
  • check Always sign out of your Yahoo! mail account when you are done.


  • close Remember your user name and passwords
  • close NEVER-Do not give your passwords out
  • close Always sign out when you are done.

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