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Hello, I hope you are doing well.

Yahoo Mail has announced that many of their paid features are now free to regular users. The most enticing for us deal hunters is that all Yahoo Mail users now have disposable e-mails.

You can create temporary email addresses that automatically forward messages to your account. You need to create a base name first, and once that is done, use any email address in the form basename-anytext@yahoo.com. For example, if you create a base name of is SlickDeals4Life, you can now create a disposable e-mail address of SlickDeals4Life-spam@yahoo.com. When you no longer need the disposable e-mail address, delete it to stop receiving e-mails that are sent to it. You can create as many disposable names as you'd like - I have hundreds.

Instructions
  • Open Yahoo! Mail on your computer in your web browser of choice.
  • Click on the settings icon next to your username in the top right corner of the screen, and select Settings, then Security.
  • Access Disposable Addresses from this menu.
Other nifty features
  • Free Yahoo Mail users can now create one extra e-mail address that is linked to their current address. Check out the Settings section for more information.
  • POP3 is now available to free users, too, so you can also forward your Yahoo Mail account elsewhere (e.g., to Gmail).
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Last Edited by tenkay October 11, 2013 at 06:57 PM
****For me, the disposable email option was under in Settings > Security****



Just checked out details. Its still PITA compared to gmail. The DOTS and PLUS make it easier in gmail. It appears that Yahoo auto gave me a base name (which is different than my real email address) and I have to register/add each disposable email id first before it can be used. BOOO...!!


For added "security", the NSA has access to Yahoo! emails as well! <---the good news is my email is too boring for ME to read
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hmm.. so I can just cancel my paid yahoo plus service then. Thanks! well.. they pretty much had to do it. gmail already has disposable e-mail addresses (for free).
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TU and a good chuckle because you went to such an effort to explain why people shouldn't downvote you. If someone else did that, I'd probably be annoyed....but I happen to like you and think you're pretty god damn innocent and harmless. So thumbs for you, buddy.
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hmm.. so I can just cancel my paid yahoo plus service then. Thanks! well.. they pretty much had to do it.
Yeah, you probably can at this point if you want to save money. There are a few benefits to the new Ad Free version, but they aren't too great.

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gmail already has disposable e-mail addresses (for free).
Yes, but the more companies that provide this, the better. Also, according to some people online, Google has banned people who opened too many Gmail accounts. My main e-mail accounts are Gmail-based, so I get nervous about doing anything against their terms of service. I don't really care about Yahoo Mail, and Yahoo is not looking to shut out users at this time because they are desperate for users. As such, I feel better opening multiple Yahoo accounts and using those disposable e-mails.

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TU and a good chuckle because you went to such an effort to explain why people shouldn't downvote you. If someone else did that, I'd probably be annoyed....but I happen to like you and think you're pretty god damn innocent and harmless. So thumbs for you, buddy.
I think you just equated me to a teddy bear. I'm not sure if I should appreciate your statement... haha.

Harmless? Watch me throw soft pieces of tofu at you,
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hmm.. so I can just cancel my paid yahoo plus service then. Thanks! well.. they pretty much had to do it. gmail already has disposable e-mail addresses (for free).
Yahoo Mail Plus (now Ad free Yahoo mail) is grand fathered. If you cancel your Mail plus, you may need to pay $50 per year if you want to be back later. But if you continue with the plus, you can pay $20/Year.
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Wow .. $50/year and all you get is no ads .. pretty expensive. When it was $20, you also got some mail benefits (ie like the disposable emails) .. so they jack the price up by more than 100%, and take away all the plus features except no ads ... makes sense. shake head
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Who pays for email accts??
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i don't see advanced settings anywhere, thoughts?
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i don't see advanced settings anywhere, thoughts?
These are rolling out to all users starting today, so there's a chance that you may not have received the newest version yet.

You may want to check again later. Sorry for the inconvenience,
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looking through google, this post was made about the old new yahoo mail. today yahoo made a new new yahoo mail. this is my settings page which is completely different from the screenshot. http://i42.tinypic.com/16lzp1g.jpg
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looking through google, this post was made about the old new yahoo mail. today yahoo made a new new yahoo mail. this is my settings page which is completely different from the screenshot. http://i42.tinypic.com/16lzp1g.jpg
What the hell did you just say LMAO
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crap! I shouldn't have cancelled my Plus too early.. it looks like I lost all my disposable e-mail addresses... .grrrrr! I hope it gets saved with the rollout.. I thought that was all taken care of.
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funny .. I have an old yahoo ac and this disposable email has been there for quite some time ... I have been using it for the last couple of months. I have a free account.

NOTE: you can create/change your base name only 2 times, after that you cannot change your base name.


Did not think that it was a new feature. Thumbs up for making people aware of this Smilie

I had to start using yahoo disposable email after dudmail.com closed down. That was a good serivce.
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Who pays for email accts??
I've been paying for Yahoo Mail Plus for ages..
Simply because, Y! is my first email server and also I believe that I need to pay them for the service that I use for ages. Also when Yahoo is sinking few years bk, MS is on it to eat it up, I was sad, continue to pay for Mail Plus.
Out of good faith, I pay them. Its just $20/year, I use it as my primary email.
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