Verifying alternate email addresses or mobile numbers
Verifying alternate email addresses and mobile numbers is an easy and painless process. Learn how it's done.
- Sign in to your Yahoo Account Information page.
- Next to your alternate email address/mobile number, click Verify Now.
-A verification email/SMS message is generated and sent to you.
- Complete the final step:
- Alternate email addresses: Check your alternate email address for the verification email and follow the instructions.
- Mobile numbers: Enter the code from your SMS message in the pop-up window, then click Verify.
Note: If you don't receive your message within 24 hours, it's ok -- you don't need to request a new one, but you may need to perform some extra steps.