Extra email addresses

Need a new email address, but don't want to create a new account? No problem. Just get an extra email address.


What's an extra email address?

It's another email address that you can add to your existing Yahoo Mail account.

  • You can send and receive emails with your extra email address.
  • It shares the same Inbox as the account you add it to.
  • It's not a separate Yahoo ID or Yahoo Mail account.

Getting started

+ Creating an extra email address

Choose a name that fits you!

  1. Mouse over the Settings menu icon Small gear icon | select Settings.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Click Create an extra email address.
  4. Enter the name you want to appear before"@yahoo.com," then click Check Availability.
    - You can also select a suggestion from the right column.
  5. Once you've got your name, click Choose.
  6. Complete the CAPTCHA code prompt.
  7. Click Go to Inbox.

  Important: It's only possible to have one extra email address at a time. To help prevent spamming, extra addresses can only be changed twice each year.

+ Problems creating an extra address?

 Unable to create an extra email address? Here are some possible reasons why:

  • The requested address is taken.
  • Your account already has an extra email address.
    - It's only possible to have one extra address at a time.
  • There's more than one period in your address (not including "yahoo.com.")
    - You need to have at least four characters after the period.
    • Example: "yahoo.123@yahoo.com" isn't allowed, however, "yahoo.1234@yahoo.com" is.

Sending messages

+ Sending email from your extra email address

  1. Compose a new email or open a draft message.
  2. Select your extra email address in the "From" pull-down menu.
  3. Address your email.
  4. Compose your email.
  5. Click Send.

+ Setting your default sending account

The default sending account defines which email address is pre-populated when you create a new message.

  1. Mouse over the Settings menu icon Small gear icon | select Settings.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. In the "Default sending account" drop-down menu, select your extra email address.
  4. Click Save.

Removing and separating extra email addresses

+ Deleting an extra email address

  1. Mouse over the Settings menu icon Small gear icon | select Settings..
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Remove beside "Extra email address."
    - A confirmation window appears.
  4. Click Remove This Email Address.
  5. Click Yes, Remove to confirm.
  6. Click Done.

  Important: To help prevent spamming, extra addresses can only be changed twice each year.

+ Separating an extra email address from the account

You can convert your extra email address into its own account.

  1. Delete your extra email address (see the steps above).
  2. Delete your alias.
  3. Create a new Yahoo Mail account using that ID.

  Important: Register the new Yahoo ID quickly before it's claimed.

 

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