Setting Up A Yahoo Email Account
The free email service, the Yahoo.com mail, is the third biggest web-based email service. At any given time, there are three web interfaces available for a Yahoo email.
The traditional Yahoo Mail Classic kept the availability of their original 1997 interface until July 2013 in North America. A 2005 version included the newer Ajax interface, improved search, keyboard shortcuts, drag-and-drop, and address auto-completion and tabs. Nevertheless, other features were taken out, like column widths and one click delete-move-to-next. By October 2010, Yahoo launched a beta version of Yahoo Mail that had improvements to performance, search, and integration with Facebook. By May 2011, this became the default interface. Their most recent webmail interface was launched in 2012. Yahoo Mail had unlimited storage from March 27, 2007 up to October 8, 2013. The newer design shown to users from October 2013 was met with a lot of criticism for its user ability and layout. Yahoo Mail experienced a major outage wherein many users could not get into their email messages from December 10, 2013. Since December 12, 2013, the outage was not completely resolved.
In order to access a free Yahoo.com login, all you need is a computer or any mobile device with an Internet connection and a web browser program, whether it may be Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
The main advantage of having a mail.yahoo.com login is that it can be accessed in all web browser programs. Moreover, your Yahoomail can also be used as a login for any online account or any social networking account for that matter. The Yahoo mail login can also be used to get some access to Yahoo services.
Enumerated below are the step-by-step procedures and pictures to assist you in setting up your own Yahoo mail inbox.
• Open a web browser program and go to the Yahoo home page at www.yahoo.com.
• It is not a quick guarantee that the page will appear as it does on picture number 1. Nonetheless, you should just find the mail from the page and click on it. It should be on the upper right side of the page as in the picture. You can also go directly to www.mail.yahoo.com so you no longer need to go through the main page of Yahoo.
• Once it has finished loading, a Yahoo mail sign in page appears, as seen in picture number 2. Click on the “Create New Account” link.
• You will then be redirected to a yahoomail.com sign up form, as shown in picture number 3.
• It must be noted that there will be instances wherein you may find someone else’s my yahoo mail account instead of the registration page as shown above. In these cases, you would have to sign out first. The sign out link should be on the upper right portion of the web page. Afterwards, just refresh the webpage. In the occurrence wherein the form still is not appearing on the screen, you should just delete the cache, cookies, and/or passwords from the web browser program. Worst case scenario, you can close your current web browser and open up the Yahoo email on a different web browser program.
• On the form, fill in your First name, Last name, Mobile number, Birthday, and Gender.
• The proceeding field needs you to put in a Yahoo username for your soon to be email address. The format of a Yahoo email address is usually email@example.com. It is only the username that you can come up with. The @yahoo.com is the same for any and all Yahoo email accounts. There are instances, however, that the Yahoo email account attaches the country of your origin, like firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Yahoo also has a version with firstname.lastname@example.org, but the process of getting a free account through Ymail is the same as described here.
• There are millions upon millions of users in Yahoo. So that you can use the email username of your choice, your username should not be the same as anyone else’s. We recommend that you try to research on how to make good usernames. Once you put in your preferred username, Yahoo automatically checks if the username is already being used by someone else. Yahoo also gives you suggestions for the other usernames you can use. You can use characters like the underscore “_” and/or the period “.”, as needed. Finding a unique username can take you a little effort, particularly if you have a common first and/or last name, but do not feel disheartened.
• Once you get your unique Yahoo mail username, congratulations!
• Like with any other email account, a Yahoo email account needs from you a password for security and privacy purposes. You do not want to be in a situation where other people can get inside your Yahoo mail inbox and read your private email, correct? Research some more on how to make strong passwords. Your password should be difficult for hackers or regular people to guess. As you fill in your password, the characters will be replaced by dots. Yahoo will need you to have a password with 8-32 characters, upper and lower case characters, and numbers.
• Once you have a good and passable password, click on “Create Account.” You have thus created your own Yahoo email!