Information required to create a Yahoo account
A Yahoo account gives you access to a variety of Yahoo products like: Mail, Fantasy Sports, and Flickr. During the registration process, we ask for some personal info to keep your account secure and enhance your experience within each Yahoo service.
Certain apps will allow you to create a new Yahoo account with an existing non-Yahoo email address. You'll still need to provide a password, your date of birth, and agree to the Terms.
It's extremely important to register with your correct up to date mobile number so that if you're ever locked out, you can easily recover access to your account. It's one of the best ways that we protect your account security. If you don't provide a supported mobile number, you'll be unable to complete registration.
This is our way of meeting you and keeping things personal. Your name will be used across Yahoo products. If you create content that you want to share with others, your name or nickname will appear with this content.
We ask you to create a username to sign in to your account because it adds another layer of distinction from other people with the same name or a similar name.
If you're not sure how to create a strong username, we've listed the guidelines below:
- Four or more characters must follow a period.
- incorrect example: john.us
- correct example: john.smith
- One character must come before and after an underscore.
- incorrect example: john_" "
- correct example: john_s
- Use all lower-case letters, or combine with numbers.
- incorrect example: JoHnSmith
- correct example: johnsmith1
Good passwords are the safest and easiest way to keep your account protected. Check out our password guidelines overview to learn more about how to create a strong password.
After you register, you can also choose to use Yahoo Account Key instead. Once you've enabled Yahoo Account Key, a unique verification code is sent to your mobile device each time you sign-in, so you won’t need to memorize anything.
It's not required that you designate a gender, but you can make a selection as another way of keeping messages specific to you and so that we know how to address you when we send you an alert, notice, or email.
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