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How to Sign Up for a Craigslist Account

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.

Check out my updated post about Craigslist accounts sign up steps.

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”.

Our Best Friend: reCAPTCHA

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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.

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.

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.”

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 account. Just follow easy selling stuff on Craigslist safety tips that I provide for free. Also, check out how to get a human/person at USPS.

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15 thoughts on “How to Sign Up for a Craigslist Account”

  1. I can not access my craigslist account, when I put my email, and I enter my password I get this and nothing ever appears in my email.

    Further verification required.
    Try again or click here to receive a one-time login link.

  2. People keep flagging me even though I stay within the guide line rules. If this doesn’t quit I will sue your company and you Will pay my attorney fees plus mor. My attorney says I have a good case

  3. Why can’t I reply now to any Craigslist post use to not now keeps popping up a problem occurrd can u fix it

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