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Gmail, Yahoo Make Phone Number Mandatory for New Email Id creation

Gmail and Yahoo are World's most popular free email providers and now they came with new rule of providing telephone number for creation of new email addresses.

If any person wants to create a new email id, that user should provide the telephone number in which Gmail and Yahoo user for verification and further security spam check. Google India spokesperson claimed giving phone number was optional but repeated attempts to create a new email id on Gmail by skipping the mobile number requirement failed. The Gmail website said that move to seek phone number is to check spam email senders.

"In an attempt to protect our users from threat, we sometimes ask users to prove they're not a robot before they're able to create or sign in to accounts. Having this additional confirmation via phone is an effective way to keep spammers from abusing our systems," the website said.

Google has also limited number of email accounts that a person using one telephone number can create but the website did not specify the maximum number of email account it will allow.

While for Gmail a person can give either telephone or mobile number, for a new Yahoo it is now mandatory to have a mobile number. Yahoo also following same type of restrictions to protect from spam users while creating the email accounts.
Gmail, Yahoo Make Phone Number Mandatory for New Email Id creation Reviewed by Praveen P on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Rating: 5

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