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Hi, I'm Chris Cook with Security Awareness Incorporated. So you want to get a free email address that's not going to interfere with your regular personal email, or with your business email address? Yahoo is a great place to go and do that. Signing up for a Yahoo address is easy. Simply go to the main website for Yahoo, it's WWW.Yahoo.com and on the front of the page you'll see free mail sign up. Click on the free mail sign up and it will take you to the next page where you're actually going to put in your personal information in. It's going to ask your for your name, your gender, your birth date, postal code, just to get some general demographics for them for their own purposes. Then you'll have to select your email ID for your Yahoo email and enter your password. It will then ask you to enter your password again for confirmation to make sure that you know what you entered the first time to make sure that it's a verified password. They may also ask you for an alternate email address. That way if you're not checking your email, or if they want to send you messages they can send it to something outside of the Yahoo systems. So, now once you've done that if you scroll down further on the screen you're going to see that they're going to ask for a security code. This is to make sure that there aren't bots or programs out there randomly generating email addresses and using them all up, then they can be used for illegitimate purposes. When you enter the security code make sure that you do it case sensitive. That means the lowercase r, uppercase T as you can see on the screen. Once you're done entering that you're going to have to click on the you agree to their terms and conditions. You may want to read those before you do it because a lot of times a free email account comes with a lot of spam and advertising. So, once you've done that and selected that you agree to the terms and conditions go ahead and click on create my account. Now on some free email account providers they'll offer you some marketing questions after that. Are you interested in gardening? Are you interested in cooking? Are you interested in travel? What they're doing is they're looking to sell you things or actually you know send your information off, sell your information off to people that want to market stuff to you. I don't recommend that you select any of those unless you really want to get some spam in that mailbox as well. Once you're done with that usually you're off and running with your free email account. I hope this helps you communicate with the world through Yahoo. My name is Chris Cook with Security Awareness Incorporated.