How to Create a Fake Disposable Email Address in Yahoo! That Sends Email to your Primary Yahoo! Account

by Matt McGew

Yahoo! Plus is a paid Web-based email service that allows you to forward your incoming emails to another email account. This allows you to create a fake disposable email address that you can forward to your primary Yahoo! email account. Creating a fake email account with Yahoo! is a good option if you want to receive emails from certain individuals or businesses without giving them your true email address.

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Go to the Yahoo! Mail Plus home page.

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Click the "Upgrade Now" button.

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Scroll-down and click the "Create New Account" button.

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Enter the requested information including your name, date of birth, gender, country, desired Yahoo! plus email address and password. Select and answer two security questions and enter the verification code in the appropriate box. Click the "Create My Account" button.

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Enter your billing information including your credit card number, expiration date and billing address and click the "Continue" button to upgrade your Yahoo! Mail account to the Yahoo! Mail Plus service.

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Go to the Yahoo! home page and click the "Mail" link on the left side of the page.

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Click the "Options" link and select "More Options."

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Click "POP & Forwarding."

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Select the "Forward your Yahoo! Mail" option.

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Enter your primary Yahoo! Mail address in the "Forward mail to the following address" text box.

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Click the "Save Changes" button.

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Click the "Send Code" button.

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Open a new browser on your computer.

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Go to the Yahoo.com home page.

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Click the "Mail" link and enter your primary Yahoo! Mail address and password and click the "Sign In" button.

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Select the email from your new Yahoo! account.

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Write down the confirmation code found in the body of the email message.

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Return to the first browser with your new Yahoo! Mail Plus account.

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Enter the confirmation code you wrote down in the appropriate box.

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Click the "Done" button. You have now created a fake disposable email address in Yahoo! that will send all incoming messages to your primary Yahoo! account.

About the Author

Since 1992 Matt McGew has provided content for on and offline businesses and publications. Previous work has appeared in the "Los Angeles Times," Travelocity and "GQ Magazine." McGew specializes in search engine optimization and has a Master of Arts in journalism from New York University.