Yahoo! Inc. is a company that offers a variety of services online. Users can use these services just by creating a yahoo account. Creating an account requires the users to give their personal information. This account is linked to a user ID and a password. Users can then log-in to their yahoo account and use a number of yahoo services such as e-mail, instant messaging and others.
Changing the Password
Go to the Yahoo! home page or any yahoo service page that allows you to log in to your account such as Yahoo! Mail. Log-in by using your user ID and your current password. Yahoo! has recently included 2 new domain names for their e-mail services: ymail.com and rocketmail.com. This means that user IDs must now be entered in full, including the domain name for the e-mail address.
Once you’re logged in, go to the Account Information page. The information displayed will depend on the page you chose from the start of your session. If you logged into your accounts on the My Yahoo! page, your name is placed at the upper right hand side of the screen. Your name is the link to your account information page.
If you logged in to your account using Yahoo! Mail, you can access the account options page by clicking the options link. This link is found at the upper right hand side of the page. It will originally direct you to the mail options page. If you use the beta Yahoo interface, click on the Accounts link placed at the leftmost column of the page. This link will direct you to the Yahoo! Classic interface. Click on ‘add’ or ‘edit an account’ to get there. Click on the Account Information link.
Before you are directed to the Account Information page, you will be asked to verify your identity again. Key-in your current password on the appropriate field. Once you click the Ok button, you will be directed to your Account Information page.
Click on the link that says Change Password. This is located at the top of the page under your name, user ID and e-mail address. The Change Password page contains the fields to complete the change with password guidelines.
The guidelines say:
- Make sure you can remember your password
- Make it hard to guess for other people
- Do not share your password with others
- Don’t repeat old passwords
- Use at least six characters
- Strong password recommendations:
- Use a mix of large and small letters
- Use numbers
- Use special characters
Choose your password based on these guidelines. Type your current password in the appropriate field. Place your chosen password in the next two boxes. Click the Save button if you’re ok with the changes. Otherwise, click Cancel.