Creating a Yahoo Mail Account

Creating a Yahoo Mail Account

Yahoo Mail is one of the most widely used and diverse E-mail applications today. Creating a Yahoo Mail account is a relatively short process. To create a Yahoo Mail account, start by entering to Yahoo’s website into your internet browser. On the top right side of the page, there will be four options to choose from: “Sign In”, “New Here? Sign Up”, “What are you doing?” and “Page Options”. Click on “New Here? Sign Up”. After clicking on the “New Here? Sign Up” option, the browser will load an application page for Yahoo Mail. This will have several sections for you to fill out completely to create your account. Let’s begin.

The first section is labeled “Tell us about yourself…”. This is where you will enter your first and last name, or any name you choose. Next, select your gender from the drop down box “-Select One-“. After this, there will be another drop down box labeled “-Select Month-“. Select your month of birth from the menu, then type in the date and year of your birth in the fields next to it. “I live in” is where you will choose the country in which you are currently residing. Finally for this section, you’ll need to enter your postal or zip code.

The next section to be completed is “Select an ID and password”. Select the box next to “Yahoo ID and Email”, and enter in the e-mail address you prefer. Now it’s time to choose a password. There will be a password strength meter on the right side of this box. To create the most secure, or strongest password, you will want to enter an alphanumeric password of at least 8 characters. Make sure this password does not resemble your Yahoo ID, or any personal information pertaining to you. Repeat the password you have chosen in the box labeled ‘Re-type Password’ exactly as you have in the previous box to complete the “Select an ID and Password” segment.

The third section, “In case you forget your ID or password…” is to help in case you do not remember your account name or password in the future. If you have another e-mail address, type it into the “Alternate Email” box. Underneath this, you will see two “Security Question” options. Use the drop down menus to select your security questions. The answer you enter, under these drop down questions, should be an answer you’ll remember by memory only. Do not write down this information if you want a secure account, as this information can be used to access your account. Also, make sure the questions you choose are the questions you are most likely to remember correctly.

“Just a couple more details…” is the final portion. This is where you will enter in a security code that tells the website that you are a real person. If you’re have trouble reading the jumbled characters, click on the “Need audio assistance?” option. This button will play a word or code to you over your speakers that you can type into the field labeled “Type the code shown”. Under the security code, you will see a “Do you agree?” check box. This box must be checked to allow Yahoo Mail to create your account. You can choose to read through the rules in the links provided.

And with this, you now have a Yahoo Mail account. Enjoy!

Source by Garry Knight

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