About CAPTCHA word verification
CAPTCHACompletely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (trademarked by Carnegie Mellon University) is a word verification code which Yahoo! uses to protect users against spam or other unauthorized account access. By entering the code, you verify that you are a human and not a spam-sending computer.
You may encounter a CAPTCHA code on Yahoo! when:
- Sending an email containing HTML, links, embedded graphics, attachments
- Forwarding messages (chain letters, jokes, etc.)
- Performing too many failed sign in attempts
- Creating a new Yahoo! account
Note: If you are not able to see the characters in the CAPTCHA, click Try a new code. If you experience difficulty with the CAPTCHA code on a mobile device, please try sending the message using a PC instead.