About CAPTCHA word verification

CAPTCHACompletely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (trademarked by Carnegie Mellon University) is a word verification code which Yahoo uses to protect your account against spam or other unauthorized account access. By entering the code, you verify that you are a human and not a spam-sending computer.

You may encounter a CAPTCHA code when:

  • Sending an email containing HTML, links, embedded graphics, attachments
  • Forwarding messages (chain letters, jokes, etc.)
  • Performing too many failed sign in attempts
  • Creating a new Yahoo account

Note: If you are not able to see the characters in the CAPTCHA code, click Try a new code.

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