How to Make a Rocketmail Account

By Jason Artman

RocketMail was one of the earliest companies to offer free Web-based email access. Yahoo! purchased RocketMail in 1997 and integrated the RocketMail system with its own Web-based email service. Although Yahoo! originally chose not to use the RocketMail.com domain for new email accounts, the domain was reintroduced in 2008 because people were having difficulty finding available account names. In 2011, you can select the RocketMail.com domain when creating a new Yahoo! Mail account in addition to the Yahoo.com and Ymail.com domains.

Step 1

Navigate to Mail.Yahoo.com in your Web browser and click the "Create New Account" button in the upper right corner of the page.

Step 2

Type your first and last names in the fields next to "Name" at the top of the page.

Step 3

Click the drop-down menu next to "Gender" and select your gender.

Step 4

Enter your date of birth using the drop-down menus next to "Birthday."

Step 5

Click the drop-down menu next to "Country" and select your nation of residence.

Step 6

Type your postal code in the "Postal Code" field.

Step 7

Type your desired account name in the field next to "Yahoo! ID and Email."

Step 8

Click the drop-down menu after the "@" symbol and select "rocketmail.com."

Step 9

Click the "Check" button to confirm that the desired email account is available. If the account name is available, the text changes to bold. Click the "Change" link to change your mind and select a different account name.

Step 10

Type your desired password in the "Password" and "Re-type Password" fields. A series of colored boxes to the right display a rating of the password's complexity; a complex password is difficult for a potential hacker to guess.

Step 11

Type a second email address in the "Alternate Email" field. If you forget the password for your RocketMail account, you can use the alternate email address to recover it. This step is optional.

Step 12

Click the drop-down menus next to "Secret Question 1" and "Secret Question 2" and select the questions that Yahoo! Mail should ask if you need to reset your password. Enter the answers to the questions using the fields below the drop-down menus.

Step 13

Click the field next to "Type the code shown" and type the letters and numbers displayed in the image above.

Step 14

Click the "Create My Account" button to create your new RocketMail account.