Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:16 AM
Could anybody please explain in finite detail how to create an alternative email account in Yahoo and how to verify it ?
My primary account = fred @yahoo.com, username = Fred
I created an alternative account :-
john @yahoo.com, username = John
All seemed to go OK and I received an email from yahoo to my primary account saying that john @yahoo.com was available for use. But this alt. account is marked "Verify" in blue.
Clicking "Verify" gets nowhere and everything I try fails. John does not exist until verified and as I cannot verify John it is useless.
Yahoo say they have sent an email to john @yahoo.com giving the codes etc. needed to verify the account, but as the account is not available until it is verified, the Yahoo email, if it exists cannot be read.
Every attempt I make to access john @yahoo.com is not accepted and after 3 attempts, Yahoo locks it up for 12-24 hours. It is just stuck there doing nothing and is useless.
For Yahoo to send a verification email to an account that does not exist until verified, is about as crazy as one can get. Unbelievable !
All verifying emails should be sent to the primary account which DOES EXIST. so that I can verify an alternative account with no trouble at all.
I have searched the web thoroughly until I am sick of the matter, spent many hours on the issue and got nowhere. I have done everything I can find on the issue from Yahoo Support and dozens of users, but all I achieve is for Yahoo to lock the account up after 3 tries. It is simply a waste of time.
My primary account remains unaffected by all this nonsense for which I am eternally grateful.
Can somebody please help on this ?
PS - The email accounts given are fictitious and are for example only. The space added is to prevent the system from highlighting them in blue.