How to Create a New Username for Your Yahoo Email Account

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If you have Yahoo! Mail Plus, you can create up to 500 disposable email addresses to protect your existing Yahoo! Mail account. The new username is not a separate Yahoo! Mail account or Yahoo! ID but a different email address that you can use to send and receive email. The emails that you receive addressed to a disposable email address go directly to your primary Yahoo! Mail inbox, allowing you to organize your inbox and deter spam. If a disposable email address begins receiving spam, you can delete that address, without interrupting legitimate emails. To create a new username for your Yahoo! Mail Plus account, you must use your Yahoo! Mail options.

  • 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 emails that you will receive, such as "School," "Shopping" or "Coupons."

  • Edit the options to suit your disposable email address. You can choose whether to send the email to a specific folder, assign a color code to the emails, 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 email address.

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