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Create a New Yahoo Account
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After you download Yahoo Messenger for Mac, users can launch the instant messaging software and sign in to the service. If you are using the network for the very first time or would like to make a new screen name, click the silver button labeled "Create Yahoo! ID" to continue.

Your web browser will open with the registration application.

How to Make a New Yahoo Messenger Screen Name
To create a new Yahoo Messenger for Mac ID, you will need to provide the following information in the form's text fields, as follows:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Gender
  • Birthdate
  • Country
  • Desired language
  • Postal/Zip code

In the section labeled "Select an ID and password," you will choose your new Yahoo screen name. Enter your desired ID in the field provided, and click the "Check" box to verify the name is untaken. You can also click the drop-down menu to create an email address with a "Yahoo.com," "Ymail.com," or "Rocketmail.com" domain.

In case you forget your Yahoo account password, the last section was designed to help you reset or retrieve ID and password later. Enter a second email address to receive your registration documents by email for safekeeping, then create two secret questions and answers from the drop-down menu provided. These questions help verify your identity if you should ever lose or forget your account login.

Enter the CAPTCHA in the field provided at the bottom, and click the gold "Create My Account" button to continue. By submitting this application, you verify you agree with the terms of service and other rules which guide your use of Yahoo Messenger for Mac and other network services.

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