How to change your Real Name in the new Yahoo Mail

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  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hello,

    To change the real name used in the From: when sending an email from your Yahoo Mail account :

    • Go to Options near the top right of your inbox and select More Options
    Yahoo Mail - More Options.JPG
    • Click Accounts in the left side navigation, then click Yahoo Mail and edit your From name
    Yahoo Mail - Change your Real From Name.JPG
    • When you are done click the Save Changes button
    Yahoo Mail Save Changes.JPG
    For more tips about Yahoo Mail please visit our Yahoo Mail Help Forum.
     


  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    In the latest Yahoo Mail (February 2014)

    Go to the Settings Gear and select Account Info

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    Type your password into the confirmation page

    Click the link to update your contact information:

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    Edit the Name field, then click the yellow save button at the bottom of the page.
     

  3. Chuck Wigmore

    Chuck Wigmore New Email

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    This answer is not correct - at least not for me. Following the steps outlined takes me to the Contact Info screen, where it says "This is how Yahoo can contact you about your account". The name that shows there is the Alias that I DO want to be used on outgoing email, but it is NOT what is happening. Outgoing Yahoo email shows my real name, which I do not want used on this Yahoo account. A friend has confirmed this, and I have double-confirmed it by sending a Yahoo mail to my "real" email address. Sure enough , it shows my real name. Is there a fix for this??
     
  4. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hi Chuck,

    You're right, the way to edit the real name on your outgoing email moved to a new screen.

    Open up your Yahoo Mail. Then click the Gear and select Settings:

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    On the left side click Accounts, then near the top right click Edit:

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    Type in your real name or alias name that you prefer to be used on your outgoing emails:

    Yahoo Real Name.JPG
     
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  5. asdf

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    It's not working!!! I have tried everything but my real name keeps showing
     
  6. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    The screen changed again, slightly. Instead of clicking an Edit button, click on your account to see the sending name.

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  7. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Your name is stored in a second location and can be edited by clicking your name in the top right, and then clicking Account Info:

    Yahoo Change Surname Account Info.jpg
     
  8. THERESA

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    Have you tried "account info" and then "personal info"?


    Then click on the words "full name"

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    Then make sure you have share with no one selected. Let us know if that works. If not, I will keep working on it.

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  9. THERESA

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    I found something else that may work also. If you are using basic yahoo mail, click on options on the far right from the drop down menu.

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    Then select "mail accounts" and then check to see what the box says for "sending name" If it has your name there, delete it and make sure you click "save" at the bottom of the screen.

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