How to Create a New Username for Your Yahoo Email Account

Written by angela m. wheeland Google
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If you have Yahoo! Mail Plus, you can create up to 500 disposable e-mail addresses to protect your existing Yahoo! Mail account. The new username is not a separate Yahoo! Mail account or Yahoo! ID but a different e-mail address that you can use to send and receive e-mail. The e-mails that you receive addressed to a disposable e-mail address go directly to your primary Yahoo! Mail inbox, allowing you to organise your inbox and deter spam. If a disposable e-mail address begins receiving spam, you can delete that address, without interrupting legitimate e-mails. To create a new username for your Yahoo! Mail Plus account, you must use your Yahoo! Mail options.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Log in to your Yahoo! Mail account.

  2. 2

    Click "Options" from the upper-right corner of your Yahoo! Mail page.

  3. 3

    Select "Mail Options" from the drop-down list that appears.

  4. 4

    Click "Disposable Email Addresses" from the left column and click the "Add Addresses" button at the top of the screen.

  5. 5

    Select a base name and enter it in the corresponding field. Your base name must begin with a letter, be different from your primary Yahoo! ID and cannot contain symbols or spaces. Click "Next" to proceed.

  6. 6

    Enter a keyword in the corresponding field. The keyword can represent the type of e-mails that you will receive, such as "School," "Shopping" or "Coupons."

  7. 7

    Edit the options to suit your disposable e-mail address. You can choose whether to send the email to a specific folder, assign a colour code to the e-mails, edit your "From" name, adjust personal filters, activate spam filters and add notes to help remind you of the purpose of the disposable address.

  8. 8

    Click the "Save" button to save the new address settings. You can begin using your new disposable e-mail address.

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