Setup a Yahoo Email Account

Edited by Crystal, Eng

Welcome to VisiHow. My name is Nikki and this is a tutorial on how to open a Yahoo email account.

Steps

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    Double-click on the browser icon. In this example, we are using Internet Explorer and the homepage is set to Google.com.
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    In the address bar at the top, type in https://www.yahoo.com/. Alternatively, you can click on the Yahoo link. The Yahoo homepage will open.
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    On the right side, click on "Mail" with a purple envelope.
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    Click on the blue button, "Create Account".
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    Enter your first and last name in the first two boxes.
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    Choose the email address you would prefer. It will end with "@yahoo.com". If the preferred address isn't available, choose something else.
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    Type in the desired password.
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    Enter your phone number.
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    Select your date of birth by click on the Month, Day, and Year boxes.
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    Select your gender.
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    We can also enter in an optional recovery number if we choose to. For example, we can enter in our other phone number or the phone number of someone close to us, just in case we forget our password.
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    Click on "Create account". By clicking on "Create account", we agree to the Yahoo Terms and Privacy.
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    Yahoo will need to send a verification code to the phone number on the account. Click on "Send SMS" to verify your phone number. Click on "call you" in blue text if you would prefer that Yahoo calls us with a code instead.
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    When the code is received, enter it into the text box and click on "Submit code". We need to enter a verification code to protect Yahoo from potential hackers. Yahoo is checking to make sure we are a real person.
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    If it is successful, a window will open that says "Congratulations".
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    A screen will pop up that says "Hi" with your name. Personalize your inbox with a theme by choosing a theme and clicking "Keep Theme". Click on "Not Now" to do this later.
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    The Yahoo account is now set up.
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Video: Setup a Yahoo Email Account

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