How to Set Up a Second Yahoo Email Account

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27-09-2016, 00:30
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You can set up an extra or second email address tagged to your primary Yahoo! email account. The second email address will look and act just like the main one, and it will seem to others as two different email addresses. There can be some uses of having a secondary email address, whether for business, school, or personal. Yahoo Mail only allows one extra email address, so make sure you treat it properly.


  1. Go to Yahoo Mail. Visit Yahoo Mail from any web browser on your computer.
  2. Sign in. Enter your Yahoo ID, or username, and password into the fields provided. Click the “Sign In” button, and you will be signed into your Yahoo Mail.
  3. Open the Settings menu. Click the gear button on the upper right corner of Yahoo Mail. This will bring down a menu. Click on “Settings” from here. The Settings window will appear, and all of the settings menu or options can be found on the left panel.
  4. Click on “Accounts” from the left panel menu. The settings for Accounts will load on the right panel.
  5. Create an extra email address. Look for the “Extra email address” option and click the “Create an extra email address” link. A new tab or window will open for the “Create an extra email address” page.
  6. Enter an email address. Type in the email address you want for your second email address. No need to input “” as this is automatically given. Click “Check Availability” right under the field to check if your email address is still available. If it’s unavailable, try another email address. You can use characters from a-z, 0-9, underscores, and a single dot.
    • Be sure you’re comfortable with the second address you’ve entered. You can only change this second email address twice within 12 months. This is Yahoo’s policy to prevent spam.
  7. Click “Choose” once you’ve entered an email address. Before Yahoo Mail creates your second email address, it needs to verify that you’re not a robot.
  8. Enter the code in the field provided. You will be brought to a verification page where you will be shown a random sequence of characters. Input these characters into the text field, and click the “OK” button below.
    • Be sure to enter the characters as how you see it.
  9. Get your second email address. Once Yahoo Mail finishes creating your second email address, you will see a confirmation page. Click “OK.”
    • You can now use the second email address, just like how you use your primary one.


  • You can use the second email address to appear as “From” on your emails. To do this, on the “New Message” composition window, click the drop-down list to select this email address.
  • All emails sent to this second email address will go to the same inbox as your primary email account.
  • You can also use this second email address as your Yahoo ID when logging into any of Yahoo’s services, such as Messenger and Flickr. Your password stays the same.
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