How to Create An Extra Email Address in Yahoo! Mail That Sends Email to your Primary Yahoo! Account

By Morgan O'Connor

Making a secondary Yahoo! email address that is linked to your primary one gives you an extra option when you are deciding which email address to give out. Any email sent to this address goes to your main Yahoo! inbox. For example, if your personal Yahoo! email address is a playful nickname but you wish to have a more professional one to put on your resume, you can create an extra email address using your real name. When potential employers send email to your alias, it shows up in the same Yahoo! inbox that is tied to your personal, more playful email address. You can then choose which email address you wish to use to respond.

Step 1

Sign into your main Yahoo! mail account.

Step 2

Click "Options" near the top of the page, and then click "Mail Options" from the list that appears. If you do not see "Mail Options" in your version of Yahoo! Mail, click "More Options" instead, and then click "Accounts" in the list of options in the left panel of the screen.

Step 3

Click "Create extra email address" in this section that says, "Get the Email Address You've Always Wanted." This takes you to a new page.

Step 4

Type your desired new Yahoo! mail name into the "Create a new Yahoo! Mail address" field. Click "Check Availability." When you find an available username, click "Choose." This takes you to a new page.

Step 5

Type the verification code into the provided box, and then click "OK." You can now give out this email address. Any email sent here automatically goes to the inbox for the account you were signed into when you created this address. When you compose a new message from this account, you can choose to send it from either address.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are using a different version of Yahoo! Mail and do not see the "Options" link at the top of the page, go directly to Yahoo!'s "Create an extra email address" page at From here, continue the process as described.
  • To compose a message from your new email address, create a new email as normal. Click within the "From" field at the top of the new email, and then click your new email address in the list that appears.