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Remove an alternate email address or mobile number from your account

  Important - If you only have one alternate email address or mobile number, you'll first need to add a new one before you can remove the old one. All Yahoo Accounts are required to list at least one alternate email address or mobile phone number in the account information.

  1. Sign in to your Account Info page.
  2. Under "Security," click on your email address.
    Note - To delete your primary email address, you’ll first need to set a new primary email address (steps below).
  3. Click the Delete icon trash can next to the email address or mobile number you'd like to remove.

Setting a new primary email address

  1. Sign in to your Account Info page.
  2. Click your full name.
    - The "Your Contact Information" page opens.
  3. Click Change next to your current primary email address.
  4. Under 'Manage your email addresses', select the email address that you'd like to set as your new primary email address. (Or "Add Another" new email address that is different than the one you want to remove.)
  5. Click Save.

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