Ymail is an optional domain name for Yahoo email accounts. When a user creates a new account on Yahoo, they can choose between using either the usual “yahoo.com” suffix, or the more recent “ymail.com” email suffix.

Is ymail a real address?

Yes, ymail.com is a real email address. Rocketmail.com and ymail.com were launched in tandem, 11 years after yahoo.com was launched, in an effort to attract new users to the email service.

Due to the popularity of yahoo.com email, new users had to add number sequences to their addresses, or create complex email handles in order to find an email address that was not already taken.

Rocketmail and ymail were designed specifically to address this issue. 

Can I still use ymail?

Yep. Yahoo Mail itself is an email service provided by Yahoo. Personal email addresses are free for anyone. Corporate email plans are available as well.

The free version of the service storage of up to 1TB, with an email attachment limit of 25MB.

Yahoo data breach

Being the largest web-based email services, however, creates lots of opportunities for hackers. With 281 million users reported in 2011, one incident which came to light in 2016 would create waves.

On December 14th 2016, Yahoo disclosed that more than 1 billion consumer accounts were hacked in a violation that was mega. The breach, which hit in 2013, followed an earlier disclosure by the business of another hack although this was “smaller” with 500 million user accounts breached.

News of the data breaches hit on company stock and reputation, with an impending takeover with Verizon. The company is said to have known before their initial disclosure about the breach.