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My Yahoo Account Was Recycled??? WHAT???


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#1 Kirbyofdeath

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 09:59 AM

So have an account on Yahoo that I haven't logged on since 2012. When I finally need to log on for password recovery on a site which I have used over $200 on, I find out that my "Yahoo account has been inactive for an extended period of time and is being recycled". This is just stupid, why should we pay $1.99 just to get my email back? And what if someone takes the account and uses my password from it?



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 10:44 PM

They don't get the password from the account. The ID becomes available for somebody to register and use. Inactive accounts are routinely recycled. It's in their terms of service or used to be, last time I read it and got the email I needed to log in or lose it. What happens is all your email is deleted, any activity associated with the ID is deleted and the name becomes available for re-registration like the previous account never existed.

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