Create a Yahoo ID alias

Keep your personal information private by using an alias for your Yahoo ID. By creating an alias, which masks your ID, you can communicate online without having to worry about exposing too much personal information.

  1. Access your Yahoo Account Information on a desktop or laptop.
  2. Under "Personal info," click Manage aliases.
  3. Click Add an alias.
  4. Enter your new alias.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click Close to return to the Account Information page.

Now that you've created your alias, you can post to message boards and send instant messages using this new name, all while keeping your actual Yahoo ID hidden. Just sign in using your alias, like you would with your Yahoo ID. Your alias has the same password as your existing Yahoo account.

 Don't want to reveal your true email address? Use disposable email addresses to help maintain your privacy, reduce spam, and help organize your mail.

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