Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email 38 38 people found this article helpful Learn How to Create a Yahoo Mail Account A new Yahoo account offers more than just another email address by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on January 21, 2020 reviewed by Ryan Perian Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Ryan Perian is a certified IT specialist who holds numerous IT certifications and has 12+ years' experience working in the IT industry support and management positions. our review board Article reviewed on Oct 04, 2020 Ryan Perian Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail Tweet Share Email Yahoo is an email provider that also offers access to a news feed, calendar, notepad section, address book, and more. A Yahoo account comes with a free @yahoo.com email address and 1 TB of online storage, which is enough for millions of emails with large attachments. Your Yahoo account can also be used to manage other email accounts like Gmail and Outlook, from within Yahoo Mail, as well as configure auto-replies when you're on vacation. Yahoo Mail New Account Steps The best way to make a new Yahoo account is through the desktop website: Visit the Yahoo Sign up page. Fill out the form with your first and last name, the username you want to use for your new Yahoo email address, a password, your phone number, birthdate, and optionally your gender. Make a strong password to help deter someone from guessing it. If it's too hard for you to remember, store it in a password manager. Your phone number is used for account recovery. Get a virtual phone number if you don't want to use your real one. Click Continue. Choose either Text me an Account Key or Call me with a verification code to confirm that you own the phone associated with that phone number. Enter the key to verify that you have access to that phone, and then select Verify. Select Continue. You'll be redirected to the Yahoo homepage. To access Yahoo Mail, select Mail (located in the upper-right corner of the page), or go to mail.yahoo.com. How to Send Mail From Yahoo Mail To send an email from Yahoo Mail, select Compose to switch to a mode where you can enter a recipient, subject, and body message. If someone sent you an email in Yahoo Mail, click the message and use the arrows at the top of the email to reply, reply all, or forward it. How to Get Yahoo Mail on Your Phone Yahoo Mail doesn't only work from a laptop or desktop. You can read your Yahoo emails from a mobile device, whether it's a tablet or phone. Download specific apps to receive emails or use the stock email app on your device. For example, iPhone users can connect to Yahoo Mail from the Mail app without having to download another app. The same is true for Android users who set up the proper Yahoo Mail IMAP and SMTP server settings. However, there's also a Yahoo Mail app that lets you log in with your Yahoo username and password without entering any server settings. Get the Yahoo Mail app for iOS from the App Store, and for Android from Google Play.