Yahoo account registration requirements
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.
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 on-demand passwords instead. Once you've enabled on-demand passwords, each time you sign-in you create a unique verification code so you won’t need to memorize anything.
We ask that you provide your gender as another way of keeping messages specific to you - this is so we know how to address you when we send you an alert, notice, or email.
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.
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