|Adding Sub Accounts||Accessing a Sub Account’s Mail||Deleting Sub Accounts|
Yahoo! allows you, as a primary member, to add up to ten sub accounts (also known as member accounts) to your primary account. Each sub account is a fully functional, stand-alone Yahoo! ID, with its own Yahoo! Mail mailbox.
There are several reasons for creating sub accounts:
To provide separate email accounts for all members of your household.
To allow each member of your household to have his or her own My Yahoo!.
To protect your "real" Yahoo! Mail address by using an alternate mail account for some email transactions. (AddressGuard is probably a better solution for this use. See the Using Disposable Addresses tutorial for information about AddressGuard.)
Make sure that you are signed in to Yahoo! as the primary account holder. Only the primary member can create sub accounts.
Click your name or Yahoo! ID at the top of the page, then select Yahoo! from the menu.
Note: You may be asked to enter your Yahoo! password again at this point for extra security.
You are taken to the Yahoo! site.
In the Sub Accounts section of the My Account & Billing page, click the Create New Sub Account button.
The Create a sub account page appears.
Tip: You may see an initial screen asking you to verify your Yahoo! ID and password.
On this page, provide the person’s name, a new user name, and a password for the sub account that you’re creating.
Click the Create This Sub Account button.
The next screen offers you several options for configuring services for the new account.
Select the configuration options you want, then click Next.
The final screen confirms the creation of the new account and offers you several options for continuing:
To access the new sub account’s mail immediately, click the Sign in as this Sub Account button.
Each sub account that you create has most of the same Yahoo! Mail features as the primary member’s account, including an inbox, Yahoo! Contacts, and calendar that are accessible from any web-connected computer.
Learn how to access a sub account’s mail.