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    What is yahoo?

    As a resident of the 21st century, you’ve most likely read about or heard people mention Yahoo (aka Yahoo!) at least once in your life. But even though this company has been a leader on the internet since its early days (1995 to be exact), you may not know exactly what Yahoo is or what it’s for. Frankly, even people who already use Yahoo may not be aware of all the options they have! So let’s get everyone up to speed and answer those two fundamental questions: What is Yahoo and how to use it in the right way to benefit.

    If you want to be able to access some of the best features Yahoo has to offer, you’ll have to first register on Yahoo and open a Yahoo account. You can do a few things on Yahoo without signing up, like read the news, check the weather and monitor stock prices, but everything gets better and more personalized when you have your own Yahoo account.

    Creating a new Yahoo account is a quick and easy process. In this post, we’ll show you exactly how to do it, step by step.

    Create Yahoo Mail Account

    To start the Yahoo account registration process, you’ll need a computer with an internet connection. Open any web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari) and go to www.yahoo.com. You’ll see a homepage that will look similar to this:

    create a yahoo account home

    There is no link on the homepage that will take you directly to a new account registration, but you can get there by clicking on the “Sign in” button in the upper right hand corner.

    yahoo sign in button

    This will direct you to the login page for people who already have Yahoo accounts. To create a new account, just click the link at the bottom that says “create new account”.

    yahoo account sign in

    Now you will be taken to the Yahoo sign up form, where you will enter your personal information, choose a username/email address and a password for your account.

    yahoo account sign up form

    Yahoo will give you some suggestions for your username, but you don’t have to use them as long as you pick a name that isn’t already being used. As you can see, my first choice here wasn’t available.

    yahoo username taken

    If the name you want is already taken, the easiest way to make it unique is by adding some numbers on the end. The next step is to choose a password to log into your Yahoo account. It should be a strong password that you can remember but other people won’t be able to guess. My first password choice was an all lowercase dictionary word, which is a very weak password and not allowed by Yahoo because your account would be very vulnerable to hackers.

    yahoo weak password

    To make a stronger password, I chose one with more characters, including numbers, special characters and uppercase letters.

    yahoo sign up information

    All that’s left is to enter your cell phone number, date of birth and choose your gender. Your phone number is important because it may be used to verify your account and will help you retrieve your password in case you forget it. So make sure you choose your country code and enter your phone number correctly!

    Ad second recovery number in Yahoo

    You can also enter a second recovery number if you want, but this is not required.

    Finally, click on the “Create account” button. You’ll be asked to enter a captcha code to prove you’re not a robot, and you may also receive an SMS text message with a verification code from Yahoo. Enter these codes when prompted, and continue.

    yahoo account created

    Tadaa! Your new Yahoo account has been created and you are being redirected to your new homepage. You’ll see that you have been automatically logged in and your Yahoo homepage is now personalized for you.

    yahoo account home

    From now on, whenever you login to your Yahoo account, this is the first place you will go. From here, you can access tons of features, including your Yahoo email account. Feel free to explore and see all the great features and tools you have access to now that you’ve opened your brand new Yahoo account.

    How to Login and Sign Up

    What do you do the next time you want to check your Yahoo email? What if you’re at work and want to check your Yahoo Finance stock watch list real quick? How can you make sure you’re logged out of Yahoo on a public computer? All you need to do is know How to Open and Close a Session of your Yahoo account. We’ll show you how to do it right here, step by step and with pictures to guide you.

    Yahoo Mail Login

    To get started, open an internet browser on your computer or mobile device and go to the Yahoo homepage at www.yahoo.com. It will look something like this (but with different news stories and pictures, of course):

    login yahoo homepage

    If you’re using your usual computer and you have accessed Yahoo on it before, it’s possible that you will see your name in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. If so, congratulations! You’re already logged in. If not, you should see a button that says “Sign in”.

    sign into yahoo homepage

    Click on the “Sign in” button, and you will be taken to the login screen.

    yahoo sign in page

    This is where you will enter your Ymail or Yahoo ID (Yahoo email address) and the password you created when you set up your account. Remember that the password is case sensitive.

    Also, if you are using a shared computer and want to be signed out automatically when you close Yahoo, uncheck the box that says “Stay signed in”. On a home computer or personal computer, it’s convenient to leave this box checked so that you are always logged in.

    yahoo stay signed in

    When you’ve entered your Yahoo email address and password, just click the blue “Sign in” button to go to your personalized homepage.

    logged into yahoo home page

    Now you should see your name in the corner of the homepage, along with any information you have saved (like your location for weather, etc.). You’re signed in and ready to explore. Looks like I’ve got mail!

    Yahoo Mail Sign Up

    If you unchecked the “Stay signed in” box when you logged in, then you will be automatically logged out of Yahoo when you leave the website. If you kept this box checked, or if you just want to be extra sure that you are fully signed out, follow the following steps:

    Go back to the Yahoo homepage if you aren’t there already, and find your name in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Click on your name, and you should see a small drop down menu appear.

    yahoo sign out

    The last option in the menu is “Sign Out”. Click on this option, and you’ll be taken back to the normal Yahoo homepage without your account information. It’s now safe to leave the computer without worrying about somebody getting into your email!