Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo! Mail

This guide will show you how to set up an email account with Yahoo!

You can print or download this Yahoo! Mail helpsheet [344 KB].


It’s free to set up an account and once you have one you’ll be able to send messages and photos all over the world in seconds. Once you have an email address, you’ll also be able to access a number of other online resources.  Please note that there are other email providers to choose from such as Outlook and Gmail.

Getting started

Go to the Yahoo website and click the tab Create account (shown below).

Screenshot of the sign in page.

The next step is to complete the form shown below. You will need to choose a username and type it over the words Email address (shown below). Most people’s names have already been used so you will need to choose something different. Beware of jokey names though as it might not look good to a prospective employer if they receive an email from gothgirl98, or something similar.

Screenshot of the sign up page.

You will also need to choose a password.  This must include numbers and letters.  Choose something memorable but something that no hacker is likely to be able to guess.  You can find out more about choosing a password in our free guide, Help with Staying Safe Online, available in all libraries and online. Current best practice is to choose three random words.

When you have completed the form click Continue.          

Next you will be asked to re-enter your mobile phone number.  Yahoo will need to use this if there are problems with your account, for instance if you forget your password. They need it here to verify your identity.

Screenshot of the verification page.

Click on Text me a verification code then enter in the box which appears and click Verify.

That’s it! You have an email account! Congratulations!

Screenshot of the welcome page.

For help with online services please email the Library Digital Support team.

This guide has been produced by West Sussex County Council Library Service © 2022.

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