How to Sign Up for a Yahoo! Email Account

Yahoo! Mail offers users a free email account that is accessible from desktop and laptop computers, as well as smartphones and other mobile devices. With unlimited storage, spam filters and a virus scanner, Yahoo! Mail became the second largest email provider on the Web in 2010.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet
  • 5-10 minutes

Instructions

    • 1

      Navigate to the Yahoo! Mail login page in any browser.

    • 2

      Under the sign-in area in the top-left corner of the screen, click "Sign Up."

    • 3

      Fill out the sign-up form with your name, gender, birth date, country and postal code.

    • 4

      Choose an ID name from the suggestions listed. If you don't like the suggestions, type in an alternate. Yahoo! checks to see if that ID is taken. If it is, add a number or letter or choose a completely different ID. Once the ID name is chosen, enter a password and retype the password.

    • 5

      Give Yahoo! an alternate email in case you forget your ID or password. Choose a security question and answer when prompted to do so.

    • 6

      Type in the code that is at the bottom of the screen and check the "Agree" button after you have read the terms of service and privacy policy. Click "Create My Account" at the bottom.

    • 7

      Congratulations, you have a Yahoo! Mail account. Yahoo displays a page that shows your account details and sends a confirming email to your alternate email address. You are redirected to your inbox page, where you can personalize options for your account.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are switching email addresses, Yahoo! provides an easy way to transfer both the emails and addresses from your old account. Follow links located in the "Welcome to Yahoo!" message in your inbox.
  • Your new Yahoo ID works with Yahoo! Messenger. You can chat right from your inbox.
  • Check your Yahoo! Mail on Android, BlackBerry and iPhone mobile devices, using a free downloadable app.
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