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.


  1. Sign in to your Yahoo Account Information page.
  2. Next to your alternate email address/mobile number, click Verify Now.
    -A verification email/SMS message is generated and sent to you.
  3. Complete the final step:
    1. Alternate email addresses: Check your alternate email address for the verification email and follow the instructions.
    2. 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.

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