How to Set Up a Second Yahoo Email Account

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14-10-2020, 06:10
This wikiHow teaches you how to add a second email address to your primary Yahoo account. Doing this gives you a secondary Yahoo ID that you can use for the same inbox. You will need to use a computer to create your second email address.


  1. Open Yahoo's website. Go to This will open Yahoo's home page.
  2. Open your inbox. Click Mail in the upper-right corner of the page, then enter your Yahoo email address and password if prompted.
    • If you've recently logged into Yahoo, you may not have to enter your email address and password.
  3. Click Settings. It's on the right side of the Yahoo inbox and looks like a gear. A drop-down menu will appear.
  4. Click More Settings. You'll find this near the bottom of the drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Mailboxes tab. It's on the left side of the page.
  6. Click to the right of the "Email alias" heading. This option is in the middle of the "Mailbox management" column of options.
  7. Click Add. It's below the "Email alias" heading. Doing so will open the additional email address form on the right side of the page.
  8. Add your second email address. Click the "Your Email" text field below the "Create a new Yahoo Mail address" heading, then type in the email address that you want to use followed by "".
    • For example, to use "humpbackwhale" as your email handle, you'd type "[email protected]" into the "Your Email" field.
    • You can use letters, numbers, underscores, and a period in your email address. No other characters can be used.
    • Make sure you type in the email address that you really want—you can only edit your alias twice per 12-month period.
  9. Click Set up. It's a blue button below your the email address that you entered. If your preferred email address is available, you'll be taken to the setup page.
    • If the email address that you entered is already taken, you'll be prompted to choose another email address.
  10. Enter a name. Click the "Your Name" text field near the top of the page, then type in the name that you want other people to see when you send an email from this address.
  11. Click Finish. It's at the bottom of the page. Doing so will add the second email address to your account.
    • You can select your email alias in the "From" field when composing an email by clicking your current name and then selecting the alias in the drop-down menu that appears.


  • You can't add a second email address through the Yahoo mobile app, but you can select your alias in the "From" field when composing an email in the mobile app.
  • This feature is useful if you want to hide the email address that you use in one place from someone who might have access to that email address.


  • You can only create one alias at a time.
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