Some of the details you will need to provide, when signing up for Yahoo Mail include:
- Your name: this is both the first name and the second name. The name you provide here is important, because that is the name that will be appended to the emails you send from the account you manage to create (as the name of the person from whom the emails you send come from).
- Your preferred username: this will be checked against the database of the existing Yahoo Mail addresses, and will be assigned to you if it doesn’t match any other address. This is to say, conversely, that you won’t be able to use the address if someone else has already taken it, because we can’t have two Yahoo Mail addresses that are exactly similar.
- Your preferred password: this one, you will have to enter twice (the second time being to confirm). If the first password you enter doesn’t match the second one, you won’t be able to proceed with the Yahoo Mail sign up process.
- Your zip code: this will help Yahoo Mail with, among other things, appending the right sent/received times to the emails you send and receive. It also serves some sort of a verification/authentication role.
- Details about where you live: this will generally help Yahoo Mail serve you better, in much the same way as the ‘zip code’ mentioned earlier.
- Alternate email details: this will be helpful in things like account password recovery, in case you happen to lose your Yahoo Mail password.
- Your phone details: this too will be helpful in things like account password recovery, in case you happen to lose your Yahoo Mail password. Yahoo promises to hold the data you provide in this way in utmost confidentiality.
- Test questions and their answers: these are likely to be of utmost importance, in case you forget your password and you need to recover it. For that reason, it is important to provide answers that you will be able to remember with ease in the future. But these should also be hard for others to guess.
Worth mentioning is the fact that you will have to prove that you are not some sort of a computer program/bot trying to create Yahoo Mail accounts automatically (and basically wasting resources). This is something you will get to do through the use of a captcha code. The captcha code is served in two ways:
- As a visible graphic.
- In the audio format.