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19096Re: [Y-Mail] Weird email from Yahoo about Yahoo Mail... What does this mean?

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  • Kenneth
    Apr 30, 2010
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      I don't believe they're talking about the disposable-email addresses.  Those are only available to Mail Plus members anyway.  I believe they're talking about the "extra" email address, an alias that everybody is able to create for their account, typically using the dot address format.

      E.g., your email might be userid@..., but you can also create an alias such as firstname.lastname@..., if it's available.  This feature has been around for a while.

      What is being suggested by the Yahoo! announcement is that you could have also been receiving emails from firstname.lastname@... or some other country's domain, or perhaps one of the new Yahoo! domains like ymail.com or the resurrected rocketmail.com.  I never observed this to be true and never thought to test it out, but apparently it's no longer possible anyway.

      From: Harryh <harryh89@...>
      To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Fri, April 30, 2010 9:57:08 AM
      Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Weird email from Yahoo about Yahoo Mail... What does this mean?

      If you have setup a 'disposable' email address that is an alias for your yahoo mail address, the message suggests that you check the address.  I had not realized that you could use the alternate yahoo domains (like Joe@...) to setup disposables, but apparently that is causing some issue.

      --- On Fri, 4/30/10, Suzi <suziknits2@...> wrote:

      From: Suzi <suziknits2@...>
      Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Weird email from Yahoo about Yahoo Mail... What does this mean?
      To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, April 30, 2010, 8:27 AM

      I got this too and didn't understand it at all.
      IL Zone 5

      From: JON <jrdeutsch@...>
      To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Fri, April 30, 2010 8:17:20 AM
      Subject: [Y-Mail] Weird email from Yahoo about Yahoo Mail... What does this mean?

      I recently received 3 emails from Yahoo Mail, which were all identical except for the "extra email address" they indicated.  Note that these are 3 of my 11 "email accounts", but they only included these 3.  Any help from Yahoo Central on what exactly this means?  Thanks.


      Change notification for your Extra Email address

      You may have been receiving emails to your Extra Email Address with other yahoo domains, even though your email address ends with @.... In order to improve the accuracy of emails received by you in your right accounts, you will no longer be receiving emails to any other domain that you did not sign up with. You will only receive emails to your Extra Email Address: <one of my alternative addresses was here>

      Please make sure you provide the right Extra Email Addresses so you continue to receive the emails.

      To confirm your existing Extra Email Address:
      1. In Yahoo! Mail, go to "Options," then "More Options"
      2. From the menu on the left, click "Account"
      3. Click "Add or edit an account"

      Thank you,
      Yahoo! Mail Team


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