How to Create New Email Account With Yahoo

by Bella Michaels ; Updated August 23, 2017

Free email accounts are one of the many services Yahoo 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. Once you have created a Yahoo email account, you can access it on your mail app on your computer or smart phone.

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Open a web browser and navigate to the Yahoo Mail page at mail.yahoo.com. Click "Sign Up" or "Create a New Account."

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

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

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

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

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

Tip

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

Tip

  • Never use your name as part of your password.

Tip

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

Warning

  • 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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