(revised August 2005)

Before you can use Yahoo! Groups, you must have a Yahoo! ID. When potential members of your group Reply to an invitation to join, if they do not already have a Yahoo! ID, they will be sent to this page at (Figure 1)

Figure 1: Getting a Yahoo! ID page

Creating your Yahoo! ID

You may find it handy to just use the e-mail handle you have for other e-mail accounts. This simplifies the memory process.

NOTE: Be sure to remember/write down your password. Choose a useless password, not the same one as for your online banking. Yahoo is one of the safest services around, but there's no point in being foolish.

Free Yahoo! Mail

Uncheck this box if you don't want to open another e-mail account. However, you might come to love having it, as you can access Yahoo from anywhere in the world.

Recalling your Password (PW)

If you forget your PW, Yahoo will e-mail it to the e-mail address you designate here.  Be sure to remember to change this address if you change ISPs.

Customizing Yahoo!

If you fill in this area, you may wind up getting a lot of spam.

Verify Your Registration

Type the word you see in the squiggly box.

Terms of Service

After reading the Acceptance of Terms, click the "I Agree" bar.

Please refer to the Settings tutorial on the Index page at for further instructions on customizing your Yahoo! Group.

Revised and updated by
Christine Bauer-Ramazani, August 2005