Create, use, and delete an extra email address

An extra email address gives you all the benefits of 2 email addresses without any of the added hassle. Enjoy conveniences such as one password and a centralized Inbox for all your emails. You can only create 1 extra email address per Yahoo Mail account.

Create an extra email address

From classic Yahoo Mail:

  1. Mouse over the Settings menu icon | select Settings.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Click your Yahoo email address.
  4. Under Extra email address, click Create address.
  5. Enter the name you want and click Check Availability.
  6. Click Choose.
  7. Click Go to Inbox.

From New Mail:

  1. Click the Settings icon Image of the Settings icon..
  2. Click More Settings.
  3. Click Mailboxes.
  4. Beside "Email alias," click the Expand icon Image of the expand icon in Settings..
  5. Click Add.
  6. Enter the name you want and click Set up.

If the name is already in use, you'll get a notice. If it's available, your new address is created and appears under "Email alias."

Delete your extra email address

From classic Yahoo Mail:

  1. Mouse over your Settings menu icon | select Settings.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Click your Yahoo email address.
  4. Click Delete next to your extra email address.
  5. Click Remove This Email Address.
  6. Click Yes, Remove to confirm.
  7. Click Done.

From New Mail:

  1. Click the Settings icon Image of the Settings icon..
  2. Click More Settings.
  3. Click Mailboxes.
  4. Beside "Email alias," click the Expand icon Image of the expand icon in Settings..
  5. Click your extra email address.
  6. Click Remove alias.

Send email from the new address

  1. Compose a new email.
  2. Select your extra email address in the “From” pull-down menu.
  3. Address and compose your email.
  4. Click Send.

Set your default sending address

From classic Yahoo Mail:

  1. Mouse over your Settings menu icon  | click Settings
  2. Click Writing email.
  3. From the "Default sending account," select your extra email address.
  4. Click Save.

From New Mail:

  1. Click the Settings icon Image of the Settings icon..
  2. Click More Settings.
  3. Click Writing email.
  4. From the "Default sending address," select your extra email address.