How to Open a New Yahoo! Mail Account

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Stay connected with a Yahoo! mail account. (Photo: Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

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 (Photo: Image Courtesy of Yahoo!)

Open up your Internet browser and go to

Find "Mail" and click on it. (Photo: Image Courtesy of Yahoo!)

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

Click on the bright yellow "Create New Account" button. (Photo: Image Courtesy of Yahoo!)

Click the yellow "Create New Account" box.

Fill in the form. (Photo: Image Courtesy of Yahoo!)

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

Pick your username. (Photo: Image Courtesy of Yahoo!)

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. (Photo: Image Courtesy of Yahoo!)

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. (Photo: Image Courtesy of Yahoo!)

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.

    Tips & Warnings
  • Do not give your password out. Always sign out of your Yahoo! mail account when you are done.
  • Remember your user name and passwords NEVER-Do not give your passwords out Always sign out when you are done.


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