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How to Get a Yahoo! Email Address

Updated April 17, 2017

If you want a Yahoo e-mail address, you can sign up for a free Yahoo Mail account. As part of the free e-mail service, Yahoo Mail also offers advanced features, including spam filtering, instant messaging and contacts management. You can set up the email program on your computer to work with Yahoo Mail so that you can access the service from the same place as your Internet service provider's e-mail account.

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  1. Launch your Web browser and navigate to Yahoo's registration page (See Resources).

  2. Enter your name, gender, birth date, country or territory location and Postcode into the relevant text fields of the registration form.

  3. Enter a Yahoo ID into the “Yahoo ID and Email” field. Yahoo will use your ID as the first part of your e-mail address. For example, if you selected “example22” as your Yahoo ID, your e-mail address will be “example22@yahoo.com.” Click the “Check” button next to this field to check the availability of your ID. If it’s not available, type in a new ID or use one of the suggestions auto-generated by Yahoo! Mail. Type your preferred password into the “Password” and “Retype Password” fields.

  4. Select security questions from the drop-down lists, and type the correct answers to these questions in the relevant fields. This helps Yahoo! to identify you if you forget your ID and password. You can also enter an alternative contact e-mail, but this is optional.

  5. Type the characters from the visual security code into the box. Click the “Create My Account” button. This sets up your Yahoo Mail account with a Yahoo e-mail address.

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About the Author

Adrian Grahams began writing professionally in 1989 after training as a newspaper reporter. His work has been published online and in various newspapers, including "The Cornish Times" and "The Sunday Independent." Grahams specializes in technology and communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science, postgraduate diplomas in journalism and website design and is studying for an MBA.

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