Change Base name from being permanent!!!
Please change base name for disposable email addresses from being Permanent. I was trying to set mine up a little bit ago so I can have one for different places. I thought I was suppose to put what I wanted it to be not just the beginning. So I made mine SFBShippingEasy for my shipping easy account. Now I can't change it. I didn't realize I should have only put SFB. You should make it where you can change it say once every 90 days or 1-2 times a year. Anything but permanent. Peoples use for email sometimes changes over time. So this would really be more convenient. Now I would have to create a new email which I don't want or not use my disposable email at all.
Ghis max commented
Yes ridiculous, this is rather poorly designed with no warning of the implications of creating a base name! In fact, why is the base name not the main account name?
Hope Yahoo does something about it... Google so much easier to create such aliases!
Leonard Natera commented
pls allow changing of basename
I am in same situation. I didn't know that i can't change base name. Is frustrating, yahoo should consider this issue. No warning , no nothing about that.
Jane Marshal commented
Can a feature be so stupid than this? For a moment I thought yahoo has an amazing feature and in a minute I wish they didn't have it at all instead of setting a base name accidentally and have to really google to figure out it can't be changed.
Billy Kid commented
So I wanted to try this "Disposable" email thing. Wasn't sure what they meant by "base name" vs "keyword", so as a test I typed "gjhgjjhgj" as a test into the base name. I'm not happy at all.
it was so confusing to mess with now locked in to something I can't really use. at least needs proper notification what about to happen when base name setup. I didn't even finish up the form and voila it locked in. this is why yahoo is failing
Since Yahoo Mail Pro is a paid version we should be allowed to change the base name of disposable addresses at least once a year! Yahoo must hear his customers!
Edward Buck commented
+1. I did not realize the purpose of the base name and picked one that is completely inappropriate. Now, my remaining 499 disposable addresses are useless.
I really hope they fix this. I don't really get the restriction and given that it's a significant restriction, the lack of clear instructions, e.g. tell the user the base name cannot be changed! Usability grade: F.
Thanks for listening.
Jacob Pachikara commented
This issue has been open for over a year. Any idea if this will ever be resolved?
Nee hoon Tan commented
My goodness! I was so amused with this function, but there is NO description at all. So, thinking as the name applies "disposable", I tried it out with the base name "test"! Now, tell me how am I going to use an email with a "test" as prefix??!!
If you are making it PERMANENT, do the warning! The name "disposable" just meant NOT PERMANENT!! Please change the setting ASAP to allow the feature to be useful. Otherwise you are creating a wasteful feature!
Ben de Graaf commented
Please implement asap the possibility to change the Base Name. An other option would be to offer the possibility to create another/extra Base Name or maybe even more Base Names.
Stanimira Genov commented
You may be loosing legacy customers over this one!!! I am literally THIS MUCH ANNOYED!!
Stanimira Genov commented
CHANGE THE FEATURE!!!!! Give an option to change at least once so I can fix my unintentional mistake... That should be fair since it is TOTALLY Yahoo's design FLOP for being so ambiguous and unclear as to what "base name" is, and what a "keyword" is.
Arthur Essrog commented
DO WE REALLY NEED TO THINK, "WHAT NICE SOUNDING YAHOO FEATURE WILL MAKE ME LOOK STUPID NEXT?"
At the very least, Make sure that the end user is notified BEFORE SAVING about the permanent nature of what they have chosen as a base disposable email address. The FACT that there is NO WARNING shows how little Yahoo cares about their clients!
HEY YAHOO, YOU MADE YOUR CLIENTS FEEL STUPID INSTEAD OF CONFIDENT IN YAHOO.
I GUESS YAHOO DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THEIR CLIENTS!
JG A commented
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who this has happened to. In trying out the feature for the first time I ended up with something that I'm simply not happy with and the fact that yahoo isn't doing anything about it is both frustrating and infuriating. The least they could do is put a warning or something alerting the user of the gravity of any lighthearted actions.
Kevin Thomas commented
This is completely ridiculous. Like others, I have been a loyal yahoo plus member for about 2 decades. When I set up the first disposable address years ago, there was nothing mentioned about this idiotic restriction. I'm currently using 1 of 500 because the base name isn't applicable to anything else. Now even the 1 isn't applicable because it was setup over a decade ago when I lived in another country. I never once considered canceling my premium membership, but after today it's guaranteed as soon as I find a suitable alternative. This was the only reason I paid for plus membership in the first place and now Yahoo is telling me I can't even use it. @yahoo, your position on this is completely indefensible, even from a diehard yahoo fan. BTW, I work at the decision making level in IT and you just completely reversed all the positive things I've been saying about yahoo.
Oscar Villalón commented
Alternate solution: allow users to go back before actually saving the base name, and send everyone with an already-existing base name an e-mail link to reset it. Then, make the instructions CLEAR!
Christophe MENANT commented
In 2018, it's not possible to change the name of a base ? Come on... Seriously !
It's either a technical or interface mess, but not something we could hear so far without any solution...
Anne Strikwerda commented
Ridiculous the base name can't be changed. I'm in IT, still it was unclear to me how this sh*t works.
Now I'm stuck with a f*ckup base name. Thanks a lot :-(
Christophe MENANT commented
Made an error on the name... Can't change it so far !