Disposable Yahoo email addresses - Can I change base name?

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Disposable Yahoo email addresses - Can I change base name?

Hi. Way back when I first got my Rogers account and email address (the @ rogers.com  address) we could choose a yahoo.ca address for "disposable" address. I chose a name different from my Rogers name and have been using that for years as my address for things I didn't want to give my main Rogers email to. Now, for reasons, I want a different name, but when I go to add a disposable address, it will only let me use a variation on that name. How can I get an entirely different name?

 

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Re: Disposable Yahoo email addresses - Can I change base name?

Hello @cfillion1,

 

I used disposable email addresses often in the past so I know how handy it can be when you don't want to give out your actual email address.

 

After reviewing this and testing it out on my end it appears that we can no longer edit the name of the disposable email address. You can only use variations of the last name that was assigned. I am unsure of when this change went into effect as its been a while since I tried to edit mine.

 

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RogersTony

 

 

I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Disposable Yahoo email addresses - Can I change base name?

Thanks for testing it out. It's too bad they 'fixed' what wasn't broken again, lol. It's useful as a truly disposable email address, but not so much if you just want another address not associated with your current name(s). I appreciate the response, thanks!

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Re: Disposable Yahoo email addresses - Can I change base name?

My yahoo / rogers email has been hacked. A base name has been added to my email account and a filter was added to forward my emails to the fraudulent base name/email.
Please advise what I can do about this.
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Re: Disposable Yahoo email addresses - Can I change base name?

First thing is you would want to CHANGE your password for the account, so that the other person can not get into it anymore.
You would need to go through the normal 'forgot password' part.. answering any secret questions, etc.
Now.. one of the things you need to be aware of.. is HOW/WHERE it got taken from.
While it may have been stolen from somewhere else (another site hacked, where you have that email as the login and use the same password)
But you need to ensure it wasnt your own machine.   That there is not a form of Keylogger on the computer that captured the password.  Because if you change it from a machine which has a keylogger on it, you could just be giving it right back to them.

Beyond that, you should be able to log into the email, and make any changes to any of the forwarding, etc.