Yahoo announced that you can now sign up for a new Yahoo Mail account without having to create a new Yahoo email address. You can use your existing Gmail, Outlook, or any other non-Yahoo email address to create a new Yahoo account.
This follows a move a year ago by Google, which finally started supporting accounts from other providers like Yahoo and Microsoft.
With Yahoo's update, users can use their Yahoo account for Yahoo Fantasy Sports, Finance, Sports, Messenger, etc.
"We want to make it as delightful as possible for users to sign up, sign in, and stay signed in because this lets us deliver the best possible experience. Starting with Yahoo Fantasy Sports, like Tourney Pick’em, we’ve upped the ante with this new registration experience and will roll this into other Yahoo products soon."
Separately Yahoo announced some new features for Yahoo Mail on iOS including new themes and 3D gestures.