Yahoo mail

How to Create A New Account to Begin with Yahoo Mail?

Having a Yahoo account lets you enjoy a number of perks such as free 1 TB storage, access to services like news, messenger, calendar, notepad, games, and more. Also, Yahoo follows a strict privacy policy that ensures the complete safety of its users.

Another major highlight of Yahoo is that it can be synced with any email client, and thus you can view all emails from different clients in one place. If you feel that a Yahoo new account is what you need, here is the guide to create a new Yahoo mail account and maintain it in for long run.

Steps to Create A Yahoo Email Account:

Create Yahoo Account With Phone Number

  • Go to the link and click on the ‘Sign in’ option given in the top-right corner.
  • You will be taken towards the sign-in page, click on the option ‘create account’ in order to one.
  • Now, enter all your personal details using which you want to create an account, when done press ‘Continue’.
  • On the next page, you will be asked to verify your phone number, click on ‘Text me a verification code’ to proceed.
  • Then you have to enter the verification code you have received on your phone number.
  • After it gets verified, you will be automatically taken to the next page that will display a Congratulations message, press ‘Continue’ to start using your new Yahoo account.
  • Click on your profile name given in the top-right corner.
  • Click on ‘Account Info’ option from the drop-down menu.
  • Here you will be able to see all the details of your new Yahoo account.

Watch this video for easy to understand:

Create Yahoo Account Without Phone Number

  • Open a browser on your device and go to the official link of Yahoo i.e. and In the top-right corner, there will be an option ‘Sign in’, click on that.
  • Next, you will be directed towards the ‘Sign-in’ page, click on the option ‘Create Account’.
  • Enter your personal information on the next page but as you are not using your phone number to create your account, click on the option ‘I want to use my current email address’. This step is important when you want to create a Yahoo account without a phone number.
  • Fill in your first name, last name, email address, password, birth date and then click on ‘Continue’.
  • A notification will be sent to you on your email address with the code in it.
  • Open a new tab and log in to your email address on which you have received the verification code.
  • Open the email you have received from Yahoo.
  • Now copy the code which is showing in the email.
  • Paste the code in the space provided.
  • If the account gets successfully verified, you will see a congratulations message, press ‘Continue’ to proceed.

Watch the video for more information:

Few Tips to Take into Account After Creating A Yahoo Email Account:

  • Make sure you keep the “Security Code” with you.
  • Always keep a unique username and password.
  • Never put private information online.
  • Avoid setting an easy password.

Setup Yahoo Mail on Android Phone:

Yahoo mail account can be set on the mobile device as well. With this, you can read all the email on your mobile device anytime anywhere. There are two ways using which you can use your Yahoo account on your android device.

Through Yahoo Mail App

  • Download and install the official Yahoo mail app on your device.
  • Tap on the app and click on ‘Sign in’.
  • Enter the email address and password and you will be logged into your account.

Through Android Mail App

  • First of all, go to your device’s menu and then tap ‘Settings’.
  • Press ‘Add Account’ option and then tap on ‘Email’.
  • Now, enter the complete email address of your Yahoo account and password and press ‘Next’.
  • After this, adjust the IMAP and SMTP settings for your account as mentioned below:

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

  • Server –
  • Port – 993
  • Requires SSL – Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server –
  • Port – 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL – Yes
  • Requires authentication – Yes
  • Your login info
  • Email address – full email address
  • Password – account’s password
  • Requires authentication – Yes
  • Enter the name you want to display on an outgoing mail and then press ‘Next’.

Set Yahoo account on iOS device

Yahoo mail setup for an iOS device can be created in the following two ways:

Using the automated setup

  • Go to the settings app of your iOS device.
  • Select ‘Accounts and Passwords’ option and then tap ‘Add Account’.
  • Tap ‘Yahoo’, enter your email address & password and then press ‘Sign in’.
  • At the end, press ‘Save’.

Adding Manually

If your iOS device doesn’t support the automated setup, you can add the account manually as follows:

  • Open the settings app of iOS.
  • Tap ‘Accounts and Passwords’ and then tap ‘Add Account’.
  • Enter the email address, password and press ‘Next’.
  • Enter the IMAP and SMTP settings as follows:

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

  • Server –
  • Port – 993
  • Requires SSL – Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server –
  • Port – 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL – Yes
  • Requires authentication – Yes
  • Your login info
  • Email address – full email address
  • Password – account’s password
  • Requires authentication – Yes
  • Enter the email address in the username field and press ‘Next’.
  • Make sure that ‘Use SSL’ is on and ‘Server Port’ is 587, press ‘Done’.


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