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 [292 KB].

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

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.

Please note that there are other email providers to choose from such as Outlook and Gmail.

Begin by typing the Yahoo! website address into your web browser. 

Then click the Create an account button.

Shows screen to register for a Yahoo email account.     Create a Yahoo account form.

The next step is to complete the create account form. You will need to choose a username for your email address. Most people’s names have already been used so you will need to choose something different. Beware of jokey names which might not look good to a prospective employer.

You will also need to choose a password. This must include numbers and letters. Choose something memorable but something that no one else is likely to guess. The current recommendation for setting a secure password is to use three random words and a combination of upper and lower case with some special characters.

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

Window requiring recovery mobile number and option to enter recovery code.

You will be sent a verification code via text message. Once you have received and entered the code click Verify.
That’s it! You have an email account! Congratulations!

This guide has been produced by West Sussex County Council Library Service © 2023.

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