How to Enable Access Key for Yahoo! Mail

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Steps 1 and 2

Tap
Tap "Sign In". Yahoo! Inc.
  • Make sure the Yahoo! Mail app is installed on your iOS or Android device.
  • Open the Yahoo! Mail app and sign in to your account.
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Steps 3 and 4

Tap the key icon next to your name
Tap the key icon next to your name. Yahoo! Inc.
  • In your Inbox, tap the account menu icon (iOS) or the hamburger menu icon (Android).
  • Now tap the key icon next to your name.
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Step 5

Tap
Tap "Set up Account Key". Yahoo! Inc.
  • Tap Set up Account Key.
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Step 6

Tap
Tap "Yes". Yahoo! Inc.
  • Select Yes under This is a sample Account Key..
    • This is how Account Key authentication will look like for Yahoo! Mail; note the device, IP address and time for the requested key at the bottom and make sure they are familiar.
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Step 6.1

Tapping Yes logs you in to Yahoo! Mail
Tapping Yes logs you in to Yahoo! Mail. Yahoo! Inc.
  • Tapping Yes logs you in to Yahoo! Mail.
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Steps 6.2 and 7

Tapping
Tapping "No" denies access to Yahoo! Mail. Yahoo! Inc.
  • A tap on No denies access to Yahoo! Mail.
  • Tap Got it!.
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Steps 8 and 9

Tap
Tap "Enable Account Key". Yahoo! Inc.
  • Verify Yahoo! Mail has a recovery phone number on file where you can receive SMS text messages.
  • Now tap Enable Account Key.
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Steps 10 and 11

Tap
Tap "Great, got it!". Yahoo! Inc.
  • Tap Great, got it! under You’re using Account Key.
  • Make sure to set up application passwords for all email programs you use with Yahoo! Mail using IMAP or POP access.