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How do I get rid of my alternate email on Yahoo?


  1. Go to the Yahoo Account security page.
  2. Click Phone numbers or Email addresses.
  3. Click the Edit icon. next to the recovery option you want to delete.
  4. Click Remove from my account.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to confirm the

If you are not using your alternate email address and instead want to remove it from your Yahoo account, you can do so in the following manner:

1. Log on to www.yahoo.com with your login ID and password.

2. Once logged on, click on `My Account` at the top-right corner of the page and then click on `Edit My Profile`. You will be directed to a new window where you would see a list of options along with an option that says `Remove Alternate Email Address`. Click this option and submit your changes. That’s all! Your alternate email is now removed from your account and shall no longer be used by anyone logging into it. If you have setup two step verification for your account, you would also have to remove the alternate email from there.

Note: If you wish to create an alternate email address for your Yahoo! account, you can simply follow step 1 & 2 and then click on `Add Alternate Email`.

How to Create an Alternate Email Address for My Yahoo Account?

1. On any Yahoo page, click on `My Account` at the top-right corner of the page and then select `More Settings`.

2. Now click on `Edit Alternate Email Address` to add another email address to your account if you wish to have an alternate email for future use. You will be guided through a form which would require you to enter the preferred username and password for this alternate/secondary email address along with other details pertaining to it like name, birthday etc. Fill in all fields correctly before submitting the changes by clicking on `Save Changes`. Once done, you will be directed back to the main screen where you can view your newly created alternate email along with its login credentials (username & password). Copy these down somewhere securely as you might need them in the future.

How to create an alternate email address on Yahoo?

Follow steps 1 & 2 above but select `Add Alternate Email Address` instead of `Edit Alternate Email Address`. You would then be taken to a form which shall ask for a username for your alternate or secondary email address, an alias (display name), birthday etc. Fill all fields correctly before submitting the changes by clicking on `Save Changes` and you are done! Check your newly created alternate/secondary email id at any time by selecting it from the list under My Account > More Settings > Edit Alternate Email Address.

Note: Keep in mind that if you have setup two step verification for your account, you will also need to add the alternate email on the other screen and the password used for creating it shall be the same as that of an already existing verified email.

How do I delete my Yahoo account?

If you want to permanently delete your Yahoo account, you cannot do so from your On The Web or any other standard Yahoo page. In order to get rid of your account, you will have to call up a Yahoo customer care executive and request them to delete your account. Please note that deleting a Yahoo! Mail account permanently means that all messages stored in it would no longer be accessible by anyone even if they had access to it previously. If someone has given you access to their email ID stored in your deleted Yahoo! Mail account, the account can be restored within 10 days of deletion. Please note that it is not possible for anyone to restore your Yahoo! Mail email address if you have deleted it permanently.

Here are the steps for calling up a Yahoo! customer care executive:

1. Go to http://support.yahoo.com/phone and choose your country and language in the pull-down menu at the top-right corner of the screen then click `Call Me`. You will be directed to a new page where you will see a number which would allow users from your country to call up Yahoo! customer service for any issue or concern they might have with their accounts on Yahoo!.

2. Next, enter this number into your mobile phone along with the area code and dial it for placing a call. A recording will now announce you about your connection over Yahoo! voice network. Press `1` if you are calling from a landline/fixed phone or press `2` if you are using a mobile phone to place your call. You can press `3` if you have any concern in mind that is not mentioned below but choose the number which best describes your query/problem instead of pressing 3 as there may already be an option specific to it in Yahoo’s list.

3. Here are some common questions that users have while calling up customer care executives at Yahoo!.

How do I remove an alternate email address from Yahoo?

Sign in to your Yahoo Account Information page. Under “Sign-In and Security,” Click Update password-reset info. Click Delete next to the email address you want to remove. Click Delete Now to confirm your request.

What is an alternate email address in Yahoo?

Yahoo email alias is simply another Yahoo email address you can use as a disguise for your main Yahoo Mail account that contains your Yahoo ID.

How do I change my email settings on Yahoo?

Go to “Settings.” On the main Yahoo Mail page, look at the right side of your screen. You will see a small gear; click on “Settings” to open a new window. Edit account info. You will now see a list of items under Settings.

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