Turn on 2-Step Verification for Yahoo! Mail

With two-step Verification, two layers of security will protect Yahoo! Mail from suspicious logins. This article will guide you to enable two-step authentication in Yahoo! Mail.

Email security on Yahoo!

Yahoo! account Your mail is only secure with a password. Yahoo! Do not just check the password when someone tries to log in to your account; it also looks at the location and computer from where the login was made. If something is suspicious (for example, the device has never been used before), it will require more than the password provided you have enabled two-step authentication.

In this case, a second information is required to log in or enter the code sent to the mobile phone or answer security questions. (You can also turn off the second request and require only mobile verification.) Mail will be secure with your password and access to your mobile phone. (For a similar level of security, Yahoo! Mail also provides Key Access logs through a mobile application.)

How to turn on two-step authentication on Yahoo! Mail

To add a second layer of authentication for suspicious logins (for example from a new country) to Yahoo! Your email:

Step 1: Hover over your name or logo at the top of the Yahoo! navigation bar. Mail.

Step 2: Select Account Info from the menu that appears.

Step 3: If the message appears:

  • Enter Yahoo! account password Mail in the Password field.
  • Click Sign In.

Step 4: Follow the second sign-in verification setup link in Sign-In and Security.

Step 5: Make sure to check the box to enable second login verification in your Further Protect Your Account.

Step 6: If you have linked your mobile phone number to your account:

  • Click Use Current Phone to use it for two-step authentication
  • Or click on Use New Phone to use another phone.
    • Please note that the forms on this page may not allow you to enter numbers in all countries that Yahoo! can actually provide a verification code.

Step 7: If you have not set up a cell phone number or choose Use New Phone:

  • Enter your phone number in Second Sign-In Verification Setup: Add Mobile Phone.
  • Click Receive SMS.

Step 8: Enter the verification code received into Enter code (case insensitive code).

Step 9: Click Verify Code.

Step 10: Select Use only my mobile phone number for verification in your second sign-in verification to request the use of SMS text message verification or to verify the two-step authentication. with password and security question.

Note, two-step authentication does not apply to Yahoo! Mail accessed via POP, mobile, or IMAP; In such cases, you can create an application-specific password.

Add an unrecognized mobile phone number on the 2-step verification form

To set up a new mobile number to regain access to Yahoo! Mail:

Step 1: Click on your name or avatar at the top of the Yahoo! navigation. Mail.

Step 2: Select Account Info from the menu.

Step 3: Follow the update link to reset your password in Sign-In and Security.

Step 4: Click to add numbers in Mobile Numbers.

Step 5: Enter your mobile number.

  • Click the country code to select a different country.

Step 6: Click on Save.

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