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Changing Your Personal Information

Your BT Yahoo! account gives you access to a wide variety of Yahoo! products and services. It stores your user name and password and any other information you added when you first created the account. You can change most account information, including your password, anytime you like.

Although you can’t change the personal name that’s permanently associated with your BT Yahoo! account, you can change the sender ("From") name that BT Yahoo! Mail uses to identify you in messages that you send. This means that you can include something other than your full user name, such as nickname, when you send email.


Here’s How

To change your password:

For security reasons, it’s a good idea to change your password regularly.

  1. Open the Options page. (Remind me how.)

  2. On the left side of the page, click the Account Information link.

    Click the Account Information link.

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

    The Member Center Change Personal Information page opens.

  3. Click the Back to My Account & Billing link to go to the My Account & Billing page.

    Click the Back to My Account & Billing link

  4. Click the Change My Password link in the Password section of the page.

    Click the Change My Password link in the Password section.

    You may be asked to verify your account with your current password.

    The Change Password page opens.

  5. Follow the onscreen instructions to change your password.

    The next time you sign in, be sure to use your new password.

    Note: Your new password applies to all BT Yahoo! properties, so you’ll need to remember it when you sign in to other services, such as Yahoo! Messenger or Yahoo! Music.


To change your sender name:

  1. Open the Options page. (Remind me how.)

  2. On the left side of the mail options page, select the Accounts option.

    Select the Accounts option.

    The Accounts page opens, with information about your BT Yahoo! Mail account(s).

  3. Be sure the BT Yahoo! Mail account is selected.

    Select the Yahoo! Mail account.

  4. In the Your ’From’ name box, enter the name that you want to appear in email messages that you send.

    Enter your sender name in the Your ’From’ name fieldEnlarge

  5. Click the Save Changes button to save your new sender name.

    Click Save Changes

  6. Click the Back to Mail button to return to BT Yahoo! Mail.

    Click the Back to Mail button.

  7. The next time you send an email message, it should include your new sender name.

    Tip: You may need to sign out of Mail and then sign in again for the change to take effect.


What’s Next

You can change the information in your account whenever you like.

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