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How to Create a Yahoo Account or Email Address Without a Phone Number

When creating a Yahoo account, you must enter an alternate email address or phone number. This requirement helps prevent theft of your account and the creation of bot accounts. It also helps during an account recovery process. However, for those who don’t want to give their phone number to Yahoo, there are ways to create an account without it.

Keep reading to learn how to create a Yahoo account or email address without a phone number.

How to Create a Yahoo Account or Email Address Without a Phone Number

You can use three methods to create a Yahoo account without using your own phone number. Yahoo has integrated two separate email-based workarounds for the phone number requirement. If these don’t work for you, there is a potential phone number solution.

Create an account with Google

Users with a Google account can create a Yahoo account without fulfilling the phone number requirement. Google allows many websites and businesses to automatically register users using Google credentials. This links the two accounts, strengthens security and prevents you from accumulating too many passwords.

To create a Yahoo account with your Google account:

  1. Go to Yahoo and click on the sign in button in the upper right corner.
  2. At the bottom of the login area, click on the Google logo.
  3. If you’re signed in to your Google account on the device, you’ll be asked to confirm which Google account you want to use. If not, you will be prompted to sign in to your Google account.
  4. You will be taken to a screen to confirm your name and year of birth. Fill in this information and click “Next”.
  5. Click “Done” at the bottom of the confirmation screen.

You now have full access to your Yahoo account and can start using it immediately. You can send and receive email through Yahoo Mail, but you won’t have a @yahoo.com email address.

Create an account with an email service

If you don’t have a Google account, you can create an account using another email platform like Hotmail or Outlook. Follow the instructions below to create an account using another email address:

  1. Visit Yahoo and click the login button in the upper right corner.
  2. At the bottom of the login box, click on the “Create an account” button.
  3. Click “My Email” at the bottom of the account page.
  4. Enter your full name, the email you want to use, and your year of birth. Click Next.”
  5. A verification email will be sent to the email you used. Copy and paste the code from this email into Yahoo and press “Continue”.
  6. Follow the prompts to create a new password and complete your account setup.

Once you have set up the account, you can use Yahoo services immediately. Remember that this will only create an account but will not create a @yahoo.com email address. However, you can still use the Yahoo inbox without the @yahoo.com email address. Emails from the address you used to set up the account will automatically start forwarding to Yahoo Inbox.

Create an account with a VOIP number

To create a Yahoo email account without using your phone number, you’ll need to get an Internet phone number or a Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) number. Although you can create a Yahoo account with a different email, you must use a phone number to create an @yahoo.com domain email. Many services can provide you with one of these numbers. A simple and trustworthy service is TextNow.

To create a Yahoo email without your phone number:

  1. Download the TextNow app for iOS, Android, Windows or Mac.
  2. Open the app and follow the instructions to get a free phone number. Do not forget to write down the telephone number.
  3. Go to Yahoo and click the login button in the upper right corner.
  4. At the bottom of the login box, click on the “Create an account” button.
  5. Enter the TextNow number in the phone field. Fill in the rest of the required information and click “Continue”. You will receive a verification code by SMS to the TextNow app.
  6. Copy the verification code into the Yahoo verification code box.
  7. Click “Continue” and follow the instructions to complete the account setup.

Once your Yahoo email address is created, you can delete the TextNow app. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to recover the account if you get stuck without a phone number or email address.

Keep your phone number private

There are many valid reasons why users want to keep their Yahoo phone numbers. Since Yahoo requires a phone number or alternate email address, creating an account can be tricky. Fortunately, most Internet phone numbers can help navigate this requirement.

Did you manage to set up a Yahoo account or email address without providing your real phone number? What method did you use? Let us know all about it in the comments section below!