It is rightly said that “prevention is better than cure”. Here, we have quoted this in context to the hacking of Yahoo accounts. Every now and then, Yahoo Mail users report about their account getting hacked. However, this doesn’t mean that Yahoo Mail is not secure and reliable in terms of security. It’s generally users’ negligence which makes them a victim of hacking. Yahoo Mail always tries to provide the best security features to keep its users’ information protected. For that, it even offers a 2-step verification feature which is one of the safest ways to keep your account safe against hacking.
2-step verification is a feature in which Yahoo will send a security code to your phone whenever you will try to log in to your account from a new device or browser. Along with Password, you will also need to provide the code in order to access your Yahoo Mail account.
The 2-Step verification is the very prevention that users must make use of in order to keep the vulnerability of their Yahoo Mail account immune against hacking. Know how to enable two-step verification in your Yahoo Mail account by following these steps.
Steps to Activate 2-Steps Verification Feature in Yahoo Mail
1.) Sign in to your Yahoo Mail account and click on your Profile name, located on the upper-right corner of your Yahoo Mail account’s page. A drop-down will appear.
2.) Select the Account info option from Profile name’s drop-down, you will be directed to the Account info page.
3.) Select the Account security option located on the left side in the Account info page. You might be prompt to enter your Yahoo Mail’s password in order to get to the Account security page.
4.) Once you get into the Account security page, turn on the 2-step verification feature by clicking on the slider button located next to a 2-step verification option.
5.) Under a 2-step verification page, you will be prompt to enter your mobile number to enable the two-step verification feature.
6.) Once you have entered your desired phone number, click on the Send SMS button. Yahoo will send a verification code to your phone number.
7.) Enter the verification number on the next screen and click on the Verify button. Alternatively, you can also verify your phone number via the calling option. For that, you will need to select Call me option located next to the Send SMS option.
8.) Once your phone number gets verified successfully, you will see a “success” message on your screen. In addition to this, you will also see a Create app passwords option. Some applications such as Android Mail, Outlook, iOS Mail doesn’t support 2-step verification and thus require a special password in order to access Yahoo Mail on them.
You can generate a password for such apps by clicking on Create app passwords button and following the on-screen instructions. If you don’t use any such apps, simply click on Skip for now button. Now, your account is secured with a two-step verification feature.
If you find trouble following the above-given steps, or if you need assistance regarding any other issues or queries related to your Yahoo Mail account, remember to seek assistance from our team of professionals. As a third party Yahoo Mail customer service provider, we assure to cater you with reliable and quality solution for all your Yahoo Mail related issues.
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