Learn How to Get a New Yahoo Mail Account

A New Yahoo Account Offers More Than Just Another Email Address

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When you sign up for a new, free Yahoo account, you get a @yahoo.com email address with 1TB of online storage, which is enough for more than millions of emails. Plus, with the free mobile app, you can manage your Yahoo email from anywhere.

A Yahoo account also gives you access to a news feed, calendar, and notes section along with your email and address book.

With your Yahoo account. you can manage other email accounts such as Gmail and Outlook from within Yahoo Mail and configure auto-replies when you're on vacation.

Yahoo Mail New Account Process

The best way to make a new Yahoo the account is through the desktop website:

  1. Visit the Yahoo Sign up page.
  2. Enter your first and last name in the field provided.
  3. Enter a username for your email address. Your address will end in @yahoo.com.
  4. Choose a password that's hard to guess but still easy for you to remember. Store it in a free password manager if you make it really tough.
  5. Type in a phone number that can be used for account recovery.
  6. Finish the sign-up process by entering in your birthday and, optionally, your gender.
  7. Read through the Yahoo privacy policy and terms of use, and then click Continue.
  8. Confirm the phone number you entered is correct and click Text me an Account Key. If you'd rather get a phone call, choose to Call me with an Account Key.
  9. Enter the key to verify that you have access to that phone.
  10. Choose Verify.
  11. Click Let's get started to start using your new Yahoo account.

    Setting Up Yahoo Mail

    You can get right into your new email account by going to Yahoo.com and clicking the Mail icon in the top right corner. Some mobile email apps include the necessary settings to access Yahoo mail. However, if you want to access your new email account from a mobile device without Yahoo's mail settings, you need to know the exact mail server settings necessary for downloading and sending mail through a Yahoo account.

    You may be asked to provide IMAP or POP settings, along with SMTP settings:

    • IMAP settings are necessary if you want to be able to delete your email from a mobile device or desktop program and have the same messages removed from the email server.
    • POP settings let you download Yahoo Mail but when you make changes like delete, read or move messages, they aren't reflected in the online account.
    • SMTP settings are needed so you can send mail through your Yahoo account.
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