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Yahoo requesting your mobile number

Don't be alarmed! Yahoo recently sent an email to everyone without a mobile phone number on their account asking them to add one.

Adding your mobile number to your account could save a lot of time and frustration later on because it provides you with:

  • Faster password recovery
  • Quicker help getting back into your account if get locked out for any reason

We'll always keep your account information secure and we'll only use your mobile number to text you if you need help getting back into your account.

You can always tell if an email was really sent by Yahoo by the purple "Y!" icon displayed next to your "From" name in your Yahoo Mail Inbox.

Purple Y icon next to sender

Note: The icon won't appear in Outlook, Mac Mail or other email clients.

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