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Configure Yahoo Account Key

Yahoo Account Key is a password alternative. Rather than needing to re-enter your password to sign into your Yahoo account each time, you can simply confirm or deny a prompt from within an authenticated Yahoo mobile app such as Yahoo Sports.  

Require two-step verification for Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail can be protected with two-step verification. Each time you sign in from a new device or application, you will be asked for a unique code in addition to your password. The code may come via text or voice call. Note that the phone number may be different each time.

Set up email filters for maximum control and protection

Today’s automatic filters are pretty good at keeping spam out of your inbox. However, they don’t catch everything, meaning the occasional oddball message will still slip through. Good news: You can protect your account with advanced filters configured for specific addresses and domains. Gmail, Yahoo and other major mail providers all include these features.

Periodically clear your web cache, cookies and history

Collecting these three items enables web browsers to speed up your experience by loading already-saved resources instead of making new copies. However, their accumulation can create security risks and performance issues. An incident involving Yahoo’s use of cookies exposed many accounts to hijacking. Storage of cookies also requires disk space and CPU resources. Clear everything […]