How to Change your Yahoo Password

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 process for this depends on which page you chose to log-in to the account. If you logged-in to 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 is found as a link 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. Key-in your current password on the directed field. Once you click the Ok button, you will be directed to your Account Information page.

Click on the link that says Change Password. It 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 along with password guidelines.

The guidelines will ask you to make sure you can remember your password, not to share your password with others, not to repeat old passwords and to use at least six characters. It will also prompt you to use their strong password recommendations like using a mixture of large and small letters, using numbers or using special characters.

Choose your password following Yahoo’s 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 okay with the changes or click Cancel if you do not want to push through with the change.