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How to get rid of an old email address as your default option

You’ve got questions? I’ve got answers.  Nancy of Anaheim, California, is writing in with a very interesting question about an email dilemma. 

“Can I change default email from my iPad/iPhone? I’m not having any luck.  My old email address shows up as default, how do l get rid of this old email address? I’ve tried contacting Microsoft, Google, FB, all with no help. Please respond… Thank you! 
– Nancy G.” 

Are you being haunted as Nancy is by the ghost of your email’s past? If you’ve updated your email address and want to stop using that old one as your default option, follow my tips below. 

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How do I change the default email address on an iPhone or iPad?

Now that your new account has been added, you can go into your Mail settings and change the default email account from your old one to the new one. Here’s how to do it. 

Changing the default email address on iPhone or iPad 

  • Go to the Settings app on your device
  • Scroll down and tap Mail
  • Under the COMPOSING section, go to Default Account
  • Select the email account that you want to set as the default and tap it
  • When you send a new email in the Mail app, it will use the email you chose as your default to be in the “From” field

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How do I delete an old email account from my iPhone or iPad?

If you want to avoid any extra confusion, you can also delete old email accounts from your iPhone or iPad that you no longer use. Here’s how to do it. 

  • Settings may vary depending on your Android phone’s manufacturer
  • Open your Settings app
  • Scroll down and tap on Google
  • Tap on your Gmail Id or the round icon with your initial in it
  • Select Add another account 

Now enter your new email and password you want to add 

  • Tap Next
  • Tap On Yes, I’m In 
  • Tap On I Agree

Email on your Android phone

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How to change the default Google account on Android? 

To change the default Google account on Android, you need to sign out of all your Google accounts and then sign back in with the account you want to set as the default. 

  • Settings may vary depending on your Android phone’s manufacturer 
  • Open your phone’s Settings app
  • Scroll down and tap Google
  • Tap your user profile picture in the upper-right corner
  • Press the arrow pointing to the right side, next to your Google account information
  • Select the other Google account you want to switch to or Add another account if you want
  • Alternatively, you can change the default Google account on Android by unlinking and deleting the first account from your device

How to remove the default Google account on Android? 

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How to remove the default email address in Yahoo Mail 

To remove the default email address in Yahoo Mail on a desktop computer, you can follow these steps: 

Removing the default email address in Yahoo Mail using a desktop computer 

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  • Open your Yahoo Mail account and log in
  • Click the Settings menu icon at the top right
  • Click More Settings
  • Click Writing email from the sidebar on the left
  • In the Default sending address drop-down menu, select your preferred email address

If you mainly use the Yahoo Mail app, there is a way for you to set a specific email address as your default there too.  You can follow these steps: 

Removing the default email address in AOL using the AOL app 

  • Click the AOL icon in the top left corner
  • Tap Settings & privacy 
  • Tap Manage accounts
  • Make sure you’ve logged into your new email by clicking Add account 
  • Once you’re logged in, toggle off the one you no longer want to use

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Kurt’s key takeaways 

So, now that you know how to banish the ghost of your email’s past, you can enjoy the convenience of your preferred email address as your default. Say goodbye to the frustration of old email addresses haunting your inbox, and hello to a cleaner, more efficient email experience. 

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