Question from Rose G: Hi Rick! I love your tips! I hope you can help me with a problem, and I’m sure you can.
I have a total of five Yahoo email accounts that I use for different purposes and it would be a big help to me if I could log into all of them at the same time.
The problem is the only way I can log in to a different account with Microsoft Edge is to log out of the current one. Is there any way to do this?
Rick’s answer: Yes Rose, there is indeed a way to log into several Yahoo email accounts at the same time, and it’s quite easy to do. Simply use a different browser to log into each account! And this method will work with just about any website that requires a login, not just Yahoo.
When you log into an online account, the website instructs your browser to place a “cookie” on your hard drive to indicate that you’re logged in under a certain account name. If you try to log in to the same site again with a different account, in many cases you won’t be able to because that cookie tells the site that you’re already logged in. The only way to log in with a different account is to log out of the current one – which resets the cookie.
Now the good news: Different browsers store their cookies in different places on the hard drive. This means there is no “cookie” conflict when you try to log in to the same account with a different browser.
You’ll need five different browsers in order to log into all five Yahoo email accounts at the same time, but this is really no big deal.
You already have Microsoft Edge, so all you need to do is download and install four more (actually, only three more if you don’t mind using Internet Explorer). Here are several to choose from, listed in order of my personal preference:
I hope this helps you out Rose. Good luck!
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