Your main Yahoo Mail account uses your Yahoo ID in your email address (email@example.com). To protect your Yahoo ID while sending and receiving email messages, you can use a Yahoo email alias instead of your primary Yahoo email address.
What is a Yahoo Email Alias?
A Yahoo email alias is just another Yahoo email address that you can use as a disguise for your main Yahoo Mail account containing your Yahoo ID.
So instead of pointing your firstname.lastname@example.org to receive messages or use it in the » From» when sending messages, you will use your own address email@example.com instead.
Any messages sent to your Yahoo email alias will be automatically received in your primary Yahoo Mail account . Likewise, any messages you wish to send with an email alias can be sent from your primary Yahoo Mail account.
How to Create a New Email Alias on Yahoo Mail
You can only create an email alias in Yahoo Mail by opening it in a web browser (but not in Yahoo Mail mobile apps for iOS and Android). However, once created online, you will be able to receive and view messages sent to your email alias through the app.
Go to mail.yahoo.com in a web browser and sign in to your account if necessary.
Select Settings in the upper right corner.
Select … Settings at the bottom of the sidebar on the right.
Select Mailboxes in the vertical menu on the left.
In chapter » Email alias » click button » Add» .
Enter the name of your new email alias (without the «@yahoo.com» part) in the box that says Create a new Yahoo email address.
You can only include letters, numbers, underscores, and periods in your email address. You can also edit your email alias only two times in the next 12 months.
Choose blue button » Setting» .
If the email alias you selected is already taken or unavailable, you won’t be able to use it. You can either try a new one or choose from the list below an offer that Yahoo will generate from your original email alias.
Once your email alias has been successfully created, you will be asked to provide the following information:
- Your name : This will be shown in emails you send.
- Description : A short description of the sub account type.
- Reply address : Choose whether you want to receive replies to messages sent to your email alias back to your email alias or to your primary Yahoo email address.
Choose blue button Ready .
You can only have one email alias that can send and receive messages. If you want to remove an email alias, just select it under » Mailboxes» in settings and then press the red button » Remove alias» .
How to send emails from your Yahoo email alias
Unlike some other email platforms, Yahoo Mail allows you to send and receive email messages from your email alias. Email aliases are usually only valid for forwarding email addresses. This means that they are usually only used to receive email.
You can send email messages using your email alias from both Yahoo Mail on the web and the Yahoo Mail mobile app for iOS and Android.
On Yahoo Mail on the web, click button » Create» in the top left corner to create a new email message.
In the Yahoo Mail app, tap icon color pencil in the lower right corner.
You should see dropdown arrow icon at the end of your default email addresses in From: field. Click on it to see all the email addresses you have and select an email alias to make it the sending email address.
Continue composing the letter as usual and send it when you’re done. The recipient(s) will see your email alias as the sender’s email address.
Want to make your email alias your default sending address so you don’t have to manually follow the steps above every time? On the web, select » Settings» > » … Extra options» > » Mailboxes» > » Writing a letter» and in the section Shipping address on default» select dropdown arrow, to make the email alias the new default.
Create additional Yahoo email aliases for other uses
Yahoo Mail only allows you to have one primary email alias from which you can send and receive messages, but there are two other types of email aliases you can create for certain types of email transactions.
Send-only email addresses
located under the main label email alias in the «Mailboxes» section of your settings, you can create up to 10 additional email addresses from which you can send messages.