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Info required to create a Yahoo account

A Yahoo account gives you access to a variety of services, like Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, and more. To create an account, you'll need to enter some info that helps us keep your account secure and safe.

  • Name - If you share content with others, your name usually appears with it.
  • Email address - Create a Yahoo address or use an email from any provider.
  • Password - Creating a strong, unique password is crucial for protecting your account.
  • Mobile phone - A valid mobile number is needed for the verification and account recovery process.
  • Date of birth - Your date of birth is used as an indicator for the age requirement to create a Yahoo account.