Gmail, Yahoo to Make Mobile Number Verification Mandatory

NEW DELHI: The world’s most-popular free email providers Gmail and Yahoo both offer phone number is required to create new email addresses to spam check.



Any person who wants to create a email ID  they need to provide a valid working phone number for verification to use Gmail and Yahoo Email services.

Google India spokesperson claimed giving phone number was optional but repeated attempts to create a new email address on Gmail by skipping the mobile number requirement failed.

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The Gmail website said that move to seek phone number is to check spam email senders.

“In an effort to protect our users from abuse, we sometimes ask users to prove that they are not a robot, before they can log in or create an account for this additional confirmation via phone, which is an effective way to keep spammers – from abusing our system,” website said:


Google- a limited number of accounts that a person using a telephone number can be created, however, the site does not specify the maximum number of email account, it will allow.

Gmail can give the person or telephone or mobile phone, Yahoo now required to have a new cell number.

“At Yahoo, we are committed to the safety of our customers we ask our users to provide their mobile phone number at registration as a secondary means of authentication, in addition to their password we use only the quantity, if we see any unusual account activity», Yahoo speaker said.

Internet Service Providers Association of India said that there is no regulatory requirement for a phone number, email address for a binding, and a move condemned such practices can reveal an individual’s privacy.

Internet companies, who preached at the global level, there should be no restriction on the use of the Internet and, if there are regulations on the Internet, the costs associated with compliance with these regulations must be such that it should not check the spread of Internet use.

Although a number of telecommunications subscribers in more than 90 crore in India, a survey research firm Just 2013 showed that only 55,48 crore people who own a mobile device.

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