Learn How to Create a Yahoo Mail Account

A new Yahoo account offers more than just another email address

Yahoo Mail website on a laptop screen

When you sign up for a new Yahoo account, you get a free @yahoo.com email address with 1 TB of online storage, which is enough for millions of emails with large attachments.

However, a Yahoo account is more than just an email provider. With a Yahoo account, you get access to various Yahoo features: news feed, calendar, notepad section, address book, and more.

With a Yahoo account, you can also 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:

  1. Visit the Yahoo Sign up page.

  2. Fill out the form with your first and last name, the username you'd like to use for your new Yahoo email address, a password, your phone number and birthdate, and optionally your gender.

    Web page for the Yahoo Mail signup form

    You should make a strong password to help deter someone from guessing it. If it's too hard for you to remember, consider storing it in a password manager.

    Your phone number is used for account recovery. You can get a virtual phone number if you'd rather not use your real one.

  3. Cick Continue.

  4. Click 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.

    Screenshot of the Yahoo Mail signup screen phone verification step
  5. Enter the key to verify that you have access to that phone, and then click Verify.

    Screenshot of the Yahoo Mail signup screen account key step
  6. Click Continue.

    Screenshot of the last step of the Yahoo Mail setup process
  7. You'll be redirected to Yahoo's homepage. You can access Yahoo Mail by clicking Mail on the top right corner of the page, or by accessing the mail.yahoo.com URL.

How to Send Mail From Yahoo Mail

It's really easy to send an email from Yahoo Mail. From your computer, just click Compose on the top left corner of the page 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 just work from a laptop or desktop. You can read your Yahoo emails from a mobile device also, whether it's a tablet or phone. Download specific apps to receive emails, or you can use your device's stock email app.

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 don't mind setting 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 having to mess with server settings. You can get the Yahoo Mail app for iOS from the App Store, and for Android from Google Play.