Yahoo Mail has been one of the oldest email services, but with the launch of Gmail by Google, the popularity has reduced over the years. As a part of major revamp process, Yahoo has changed the way you sign in to your mail account. You no longer need password to log into your email account as this can be managed with a new feature called Account Key.
Apart from this, Yahoo Mail app (and the browser interface) can manage email accounts from Outlook.com, Hotmail and AOL Mail. As of now there is no support for Gmail though.
Yahoo Account Key:
This is a significant new feature which will remove the necessity for password while logging in. It works in pretty simple way, all you need to do is to link your Yahoo account with your mobile number. Once this is verified and you have the Yahoo mail app installed on your phone, next time you try logging in with your password, the mail will automatically detect you have account key configured. Now this will sent a notification to your phone asking whether to grand permission. If you click ok on your phone, you can instantly log in to your Yahoo mail account.
Account Key uses push notifications to provide a fast and secure way for you to access your Yahoo accounts from your smartphone. It frees you from memorizing complicated passwords, making signing-in to your Yahoo Mail app easy as tapping a button.
Account Key is now available globally for the new Yahoo Mail app and will be rolling out to other Yahoo apps this year.
Another new feature is the ability to connect your Outlook.com, Hotmail and AOL Mail email accounts to Yahoo Mail, giving you access to great features like powerful search, smart contacts suggestions and rich compose, across all mailboxes.