Sign in experience


Sign in experience

This forum is for you to make product suggestions and provide thoughtful feedback about your sign in and registration experience. We’re always trying to improve our products and we can use the most popular feedback to make a positive change!

This forum is not monitored for any support-related issues. If you need assistance of any kind, please visit our self-paced help on our help site.

You are now required to sign in using your Yahoo account in order to provide us with feedback and to submit votes and comments to existing ideas. If you do not have a Yahoo ID or the password to your Yahoo ID, please sign up for a new account.

If you have a valid Yahoo ID and password, follow these steps if you would like to remove your posts, comments, votes, and/or profile from the Yahoo product feedback forum.


  1. Requiring a mobile telephone for all Yahoo users.

    Yahoo! seems to have implemented their modern version of "Don't trust anyone over thirty". The over-the-hill crowd is being discriminated against with this change, as are the underprivileged who cannot afford mobile phone subscriptions. The hardware might be "free" with a multi-year, draconian, binding agreement, but said multi-year contractual service is NOT FREE.

    Many people whose eyesight needs correction do not like, and do not use mobile phones for anything other than talking to people. Many people use Jitterbug or eschew cellphones entirely.

    Yahoo! has decided that it wants to exclude all the aforementioned people from access to Yahoo! Groups.…

    1st ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    324 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Yahoo has been reviewing ways to improve the security of our member accounts, eliminate abuse and reduce the time needed to recover a password. Mobile is a secure way to solve all 3 of these issues.

    We will never use mobile numbers for anything other than verification purposes and share this personal data with other companies.

    We’re currently testing our registration page and will provide updates.

  2. it is a hassle to sign in. Why do I have to verify so much?, why cant I just sign in with my password at any computer I want.

    I move computers a lot, it is a hassle to go thru all this verification. Why cant I just use my password and sign in like a normal person.

    2nd ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    69 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Please remove the restrictions on your password policy

    I was just forced to change my password, and was told the password I use for sites like Yahoo doesn't meet you complexity requirements. I have news for you- people don't have unique passwords for the 75 sites we have accounts on. I have different levels of secure passwords depending on how important the info on that site it. For me, the worst somebody could do is mess up my fantasy pool.

    I am not going to use a password I use for important sites, and I'm not going to come up with a unique one for Yahoo.

    3rd ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Gathering feedback  ·  128 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Remove the "remind me later" option when asking users for a phone number, instead put "never ever ever ask me again" as a new option

    Remove or replace or add a new option instead of the "remind me later" option when asking a user for a phone number? If a user does not want to give you their phone number, why would they want you to ask them again later? Its counter-intuitive and down right stupid. Add the option "never ask me again" and "I dont have a cellphone". Why do you need our phone number that badly? We all know its not for account recovery, you just wish to have our cell phone numbers as data in your system, obvious data theft is obvious....

    4th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Gathering feedback  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. The Keep Me Signed In default should be UNCHECKED.

    Please change the Keep Me Signed In default from checked to unchecked. Let users choose whether they wish to be permanently signed in.

    6th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Gathering feedback  ·  97 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. PLEASE JUST STOP prompting me to change my password & add mobile number every single time I go into my mail.

    Why have you changed my mail to Basic after all these years? I didn't ask to go to Basic, I can't change it to my own theme, I can't view the narrative unless I press "Printable view" then have to press "cancel" on printing the email and I have no options to change my theme, change my fonts or anything any more. I will be deleting my a/c and changing to another provider if this continues. Also PLEASE STOP prompting me to change my password & add mobile every single time I enter my mail (several times a day) as…

    5th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    53 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. The new sign in screen is not efficient.

    You have changed the sign in process so that a username is typed in, the sign in button is clicked, the password is then typed in, and the sign in button pressed again. This involves two clicks instead of the usual one that occurred previously when the username and password blanks were on the same screen. Separating these forces the user to click twice which is not efficient for users. The process is redundant and wastes time.

    7th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Gathering feedback  ·  90 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. STOP MAKING IT HARD FOR ME TO LOG INTO MY EMAIL AND THEN TELLING ME YOUR MAKING IT "EASIER"

    I am SO SICK and tired of not being able to access my e-mail without my mobile device! I almost LOST MY JOB because my phone was dead and you would not let me access my OWN e-mails without a stupid verification. I understand that you guys screwed up and put a lot of our information at risk and you're trying to * down, but making our lives harder is NOT THE WAY. If this doesn't change within the next few months I will be FINDING A NEW E-MAIL PROVIDER, and I have been with you guys since the 90's.

    8th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 9th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    40 comments  ·  Password  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. yahoo is getting worse and worse................if it works do not fix it...............

    go back to classic yahoo …………..it is getting harder to use………

    keep it simple ……..

    10th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    8 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Please stop making sign in more complicated. Other apps work witout the added complication.

    Your second level security sending something to my phone rarely works out here in the rurals. I usually have to "try another way" which texted me numbers. Not terrible, but now you want letters that don't even make a word. I'll be trying to remove the extra protection now. It takes way to long to access mail now. Please go back to simple. You know another program I just used generated a scrambled password, and had my computer remember it. Super simple...and it worked.

    11th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Password  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. I have lost all my personal notes on my contact list, and I am sick of password problems

    All my personal notes on my contact list are gone, and no way to add addresses and other info. Bring back the original contact list.

    11th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Classic Mail is better -- please let us keep it

    Classic Mail is better -- please let us keep it

    13th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Old classic yahoo

    Go back to the classic yahoo. This new yahoo stinks

    14th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. no recieve recovery code in my inbos

    facebook say Please check your email for a message with your code. Your code is 6 numbers long. idont see meesage in my inbox

    15th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Verification code  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. When I check keep me signed in, keep me signed in.

    I signed in at 5:30. At 6:45 I have to sign in again. Yesterday I had to sign in 3 times.

    16th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    10 comments  ·  App sign in  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 16th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 16th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    8 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. I can't sign in to my email account on my computer without answering security questions . I don't want it on my phone.

    I don't have an idea other than to let me access my account without having to go through all the extra steps.

    19th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Verification code  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. How to Change Password Instructions

    I have followed your instructions to no avail. No where under Account Security, Manage Accounts or EVERY OTHER choice can I find a box or title that says Chang Your Password! Guess I'll need to create an all new account to change my password. :(

    20th ranked
    Sign in Sign in with Yahoo
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    4 comments  ·  Password  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
← Previous 1 3 4 5 22 23
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base