How to Change Yahoo Email Address

So, you’ve decided to change an email address. Maybe you have a new name, want to seem more professional, or simply need an update. Throughout this article, you will learn how to change Yahoo email address and how Clean Email can help organize your mail.

Changing Your Yahoo Email Address

If you want to change your mailbox, it's best to know what your options are when it comes to doing so. Changing your email may not be that simple, you'll have to tell everyone of the change, and update any important websites or accounts.

However, if you are set on changing your mailbox, you can do so with Yahoo. You can edit your account with the Yahoo Mail settings and also change your email username here as well.

Your username is what's visible to those who receive your emails. Your mail address is what you send emails from. Anyway, let's get into it.

How to Change Your Email Address in Yahoo

There are a few options when it comes to editing your Yahoo account. You can simply change your username, create a new account, or even create an email alias.

Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to change email address on Yahoo.

1. Create a New Account

All you need to do is:

  1. Go to create account on Yahoo link on the web.
  2. Fill in the required information and press Continue.
  3. Follow the steps!

Once you have created a new account, it's best to let your friends, family, and colleagues know. In case you need to delete your old mailbox, check out these useful guides on how to delete Yahoo account and how to recover Yahoo account.

2. Create Yahoo Email Alias

An easy way to change mail address is to create an alias email. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to in a web browser.
  2. Click Settings → More settings.
  3. Click Mailboxes in the left sidebar.
  4. Find where it says Email Alias and click Add.
  5. Enter the name of the alias, without the @yahoo into the Create a new address field.
  6. Now click Set up.
  7. Provide details: Name, description, and a reply-to address.
  8. Click Finish.

You can now send emails from the alias account and choose to have replies sent back to your primary mailbox or the alias address.

This is a great way to change your mail address without creating a new mailbox. Also, check out what a disposable email address is.

3. How to Change Email Address Name on Yahoo

To change name on Yahoo email address, follow these steps!

  1. Log in to your mailbox and click the Profile icon.
  2. Tap Settings → Manage accounts.
  3. Tap Account info → Personal Info.
  4. Click Edit on the section you want to be changed.
  5. Click done!

Your name is what's visible to your recipients.

4. Change Primary Email Address in Yahoo

Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your mail account and click on Account Info.
  2. Click Edit next to your email address.
  3. Enter a new address.
  4. Click Save.

You will then have to verify the change by clicking the link sent to you via email.

5. Change Default Address When Sending an Email

Here's how to change the default account in Yahoo when sending a message.

  1. Log in to your mailbox.
  2. Click Settings → More settings.
  3. Click Writing Email.
  4. Locate the Default sending address dropdown menu.
  5. Select the preferred address.

Now when you send a message, the new address you have selected will be applied automatically.

Organise Your Mailbox with Clean Email

Clean Email cannot help you with changing Yahoo Mail address, however, it can help prevent the need for a new mail account by helping you manage your emails and declutter your mailbox.

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It is a great management tool to support you with organisation and decluttering! Some handy features the app offers are.

1. Auto Clean

Auto Clean is a handy tool for creating automatic rules. This means you will never have to manually perform some emailing tasks ever again!

You can create rules to move emails into a different folder as soon as they hit your inbox.

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To create a rule, click the message you want to apply a rule to and apply a desired action like ‘Move to Trash’. Then, choose ‘Selected and future similar emails’ in the pop-up window and click ‘Move to Trash and Create Rule’.

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2. Unsubscriber

Unsubscriber is the easiest way to remove yourself from unwanted mailing lists. This helps get rid of clutter and clears space in your mailbox. Just click either Unsubscribe, Keep, or Read Later.

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By clicking Read Later, all future emails from that sender will move to a separate folder for you to view when you're ready.

3. Smart Views

Smart Views will bundle your emails into easy to view groups. This helps with organising emails and increasing productivity.

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For example, all social media related emails will be under the social media view.

Clean Email cares about your privacy and security. We never sell or share user personal data with things parties.

Wondering to know more inbox management tips and tricks? Check out our guides on how to forward Yahoo Mail to Gmail and how to recover deleted emails from Yahoo.

Change Yahoo Email Address - FAQ’s

Can I change my Yahoo email address?

Yes, you can do it by changing your account information within the settings.

How do I change my Yahoo email address name?

To edit the name, do the following: Log in to your mail account, click the Profile icon. Tap Settings → Manage accounts. Tap Account info → Personal Info. Click Edit on the section you want to change and Confrm.

How to change your Yahoo email address on iPhone?

You cannot change it using your mobile phone, you need to do this via the web on a desktop.

How do I change my primary email on Yahoo?

Follow these steps:
1. Log in to your mail account and click on Account Info.
2. Click Edit next to your mail address.
3. Enter a New address and click Save.

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