How to Create a Second Email Address

An email address is what you use to send electronic messages to your friends and work associates. However, you might want to have a second email address as well. If you don't want to use your work email for your friends, or you would like to have an email address dedicated only to a project or a website you belong to, it is easy to create a second email address. In fact, you can create as many email addresses as you would like.

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Create a second email address.


Find a free email service to use. There are many out there, but Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo! are some of the more popular free email services.


Click on "Create new account," "New user," "Sign up" or a similar link on the homepage of the email service.


Follow the on-screen steps to set up the email account. Most free email accounts only have a couple of steps. Typically, you must enter your name and your display name (what the recipients see). Some email accounts will want a secondary account to send your password to, should you ever forget it.

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