How to Sign Up for a Craigslist Account

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Signing up for a Craigslist account is very simple. All you need is a valid email address and a phone number. This article will teach you how to do it in only a few minutes. First, go to Then click the “my account” link at the top left corner of the website.

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That will take you to a log-in page. At the bottom left of the log-in page, click the link that says “Sign up for an acct”.
sign up for craigslist account

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That will take you to a page where you enter your email address and type the reCAPTCHA text, if you can decipher it.
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When you fill out those boxes, click the “create acct” button. It will take you to a screen that says, “Thanks for signing up. A link to activate your listing has just been emailed to”.
Log in to your email account. You will have a message from Craigslist with a link to activate it.
craigslist account email confirmation
When you click the link in the email, it will take you to a page to enter your Craigslist account password. Enter a secure password twice. Then click the “Submit Password and Log In” button.
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Then you will see a page that says, “You have successfully set a new password.  You will be required to use this new password the next time you log in.”
successful craigslist password
Click the “Return” link. Accept the terms of use policies. Then click the “new posting” tab and start selling your stuff on Craigslist with your new CL account.
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