Change your sending name in Yahoo Mail

Did you recently get married, change your name, or just want to reinvent yourself? Just change the "From," or sending name, that displays to your recipients.

Changing your sending name

  1. Sign in to Yahoo Mail.
  2. Mouse over the Settings menu icon Gear Icon | select Settings.
  3. Click Accounts.
  4. Click on the Yahoo email account.
  5. Enter a new name in the "Your Name" field.
  6. Click Save.

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Basic mail steps

In the Basic Mail interface of Yahoo Mail:

  1. Click the Settings drop-down menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click Go.
  4. Click Mail Accounts.
  5. Edit the "Sending name:" field.
  6. Click Save.


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