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.
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Log in to your Yahoo! Mail account.
Click "Options" from the upper-right corner of your Yahoo! Mail page.
Select "Mail Options" from the drop-down list that appears.
Click "Disposable Email Addresses" from the left column and click the "Add Addresses" button at the top of the screen.
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.
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."
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.
Click the "Save" button to save the new address settings. You can begin using your new disposable e-mail address.
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