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Using Multiple Yahoo! Email Addresses

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Creating Additional Disposable Addresses

Using the base name you chose when you set up your first disposable address, you can create new addresses whenever you need them. You can indicate the folder into which Yahoo! Mail delivers messages addressed to a disposable address, and you can specify what name you want your recipient to see in the "From" information..

 

Here’s How

  1. Go to the Disposable Email Addresses options page in Yahoo! Mail. (Remind me how.)

  2. To create a new address, click the Add Address button at the top of the page.

    Click the Add Address button.

    A window appears for creating a new disposable address.

  3. Type a keyword to use with your base name.

    Use a word or abbreviation that makes sense to you and make sure not to use spaces or symbols.

    Type a keyword to use with the base name.

  4. If you’d like Yahoo! Mail to deliver messages sent to this disposable address into a folder other than your Inbox, select a personal folder from the Deliver messages to menu.

    Select a personal folder from the Deliver messages to menu.

  5. Assign a colour code to all messages sent to this disposable address. This colour code shows up next to the sender's name in the delivery folder. The default is no colour.

    Colour-code messages sent to this disposable address.

  6. If you’d like your recipient to see a name in addition to the disposable email address in the "From" area, type in the Your "From" name box.

    Type a "From" name in the box.

  7. Check the box next to Use Filters if you want Yahoo! Mail to apply your personal filters to the messages before delivering them.

  8. Check the box next to Use SpamGuard if you want SpamGuard to filter all messages sent to your disposable address. If SpamGuard identifies a message as spam, it delivers the message to your Spam folder, even though you set the Deliver to option for this address to a personal folder.

    Check the box next to the options you want to use.

  9. Add something in Notes if you like, then click the Save button.

    The new address appears in your list of disposable addresses.

    The new disposable address appears in your list.

  10. Click the Save button.

    The new address appears in your list of disposable addresses.

    The new disposable address appears in your list.

 

What’s Next

You can change the options for a disposable address any time by selecting the address in the disposable address list and clicking the Edit button.

Select the disposable address, then click the Edit button.

If any of your disposable email addresses starts receiving spam, simply delete that address. Future messages sent to the deleted address bounce back to the sender instead of filling up your Yahoo! Mail account.

 
 
 

Words to Know

  • Base name: the first part of your disposable address, which is common to all the disposable addresses you create.
  • Disposable email address: a customised email address that you create to protect your regular Yahoo! Mail address.
  • Filter: a set of rules that Yahoo! Mail uses to direct an incoming message to a particular folder.
  • Folder: a container that holds individual elements specific to the context; for example, email messages in Yahoo! Mail.
  • Keyword: the unique, second part of a disposable address.
  • Spam: unsolicited email on the Internet; also called "junk mail".
  • Spam folder: a permanent folder containing messages that you or Spamguard consider spam.
 
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