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StillLearn
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Yahoo Email Support

I have a secondary email account with a bunch of "disposable" email addresses which are what I usually use. What I would like to do is to change the secondary email account address but still keep my "disposable" addresses. Who would I contact at Yahoo or ATT about this?

I don't care if this would be accomplished by renaming the secondary account, or attaching the existing temporary addresses to a different secondary account.

I really like the disposable addresses. I have only had to dispose of one due to one spam, and that was quite a surprise to get a fake Rolex watch spam to an address I had only only used with a reputable company. Unfortunately when I started using the temporary addresses I attached them to an account that I had originally used for regular email. It was no problem for 6 years. Then a friend's web mail got hacked. Everybody in his web address book started getting spam. Now I know that spam is the norm for most, but I had been spam free without filtering for quite a while.

I am pleased with the performance of POP servers from Yahoo over the last few years.


wayjac
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This sounds like it's something that can be done using the att yahoo member center


StillLearn
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I went back to »att.yahoo.com/myaccount and searched all around.

When logged into the particular secondary account, I see no way to rename the account.

Logged into the main email account, I can go to "manage sub accounts". There I can edit or disable a sub account. Disable makes a email to an associated disposable address bounce.

I can create an email alias for the sub account, but I feel confident that the original email address would still be valid.

But I still see no way to rename an account. I don't even see way to delete an account. I was going to try deleting and see if I could recreate the associated disposable email address root on a different secondary account.

Thanks for the suggestion. I would like to think I have just missed
clicking the right thing, but I don't think so. I think this needs
higher level action if it is achievable at all.


NormanS
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said by StillLearn:

But I still see no way to rename an account. I don't even see way to delete an account. I was going to try deleting and see if I could recreate the associated disposable email address root on a different secondary account.

AFAIK, that is not possible. Once the base part of an AddressGuard address is deleted, it can't be re-used. Per the instructions and warnings (I blew one away by accident).
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Norman
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