Keeping safe online is an ongoing battle. By some accounts, up to 90% of all mail is spam. While we are always working hard to ensure most of the spam sent your way never enters your Inbox, there are measures you can take to combat spammers right from within your own Yahoo! Mailbox. In a recent post, I talked about blocking certain email addresses from sending you email. For today’s security tip I want to clue you in to our free (for UK users) Addressguard feature.
First off, here is why using AddressGuard to create disposable email addresses is such a powerful line of defence against spam:
- Give them out when you don’t want to give out your primary Yahoo! Mail address
- Create disposable email addresses with ease
- Have messages delivered to your Inbox or a personal folder
- Simply delete them if they start receiving spam
Second, here’s a great video tutorial to give you an overview. Just click the “Continue” link in the image below:
Pretty cool, huh? Finally, if you’re ready to get started using disposable addresses, we have a more in-depth tutorial to help you get the most out of Addressguard. It doesn’t matter which version of Yahoo! Mail you use, we have a tutorial for each:
Addressguard tutorial for the all-new Yahoo! Mail
Addressguard tutorial for the classic version of Yahoo! Mail
If you’re new to the idea of using disposable addresses, it’s a great way to combat spam. I can’t recommend it highly enough. I’m sure once you start using it, you’ll never stop.
Happy address creating.
Andrew – Yahoo! Mail Team