Managing Mail Sub Accounts

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Adding 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 Member ID, with its own att.net 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 att.net Home Page.

  • To protect your "real" att.net 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.)

 

Here’s How

  1. Make sure that you are signed in to Yahoo! as the primary account holder. Only the primary member can create sub accounts.

  2. Click your name or Yahoo! ID at the top of the page, then select Yahoo Account Info from the menu.

    Click the Account Info link.

    Note: You may be asked to enter your Yahoo! password again at this point for extra security.

    The Member Center Home page opens.

 

What’s Next

Each sub account that you create has most of the same att.net 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.


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Words to Know

  • AddressGuard: a feature of att.net Mail that allows you to create and use disposable email addresses.
  • Member account: an account linked to the primary account, typically for another member of the household; same as "sub account".
  • Member ID: the name by which a person is known to the AT&T and Yahoo! networks.
  • Inbox: a folder where you receive incoming email.
  • Member account: an account linked to the primary account, typically for another member of the household; same as "sub account".
  • Member ID: the name by which a person is known to the AT&T and Yahoo! networks.
  • Primary account: the person who has financial responsibility for a household’s att.net account; same as "primary member".
  • Primary member: the person (an adult) who has financial responsibility for a household’s att.net Internet Access account; same as "primary account".
  • Sub account: an account linked to the primary account, typically for another member of the household; same as "member account".
  • Yahoo! Contacts: your online address book with a listing of people and their personal information.
  • Yahoo! ID: the name by which a person is known to all Yahoo! networks (e.g., free2rhyme@att.net, free2rhyme@bellsouth.net, free2rhyme@pacbell.net, free2rhyme@yahoo.com).