You can easily delete your Yahoo Mail account along with your emails whenever you want. However, you should know that deleting or closing your Yahoo Mail account will also make you lose you’re My Yahoo Settings, your Flickr account and photos/videos and other data services that are part of Yahoo. Moreover, if you are subscribed to any paid Yahoo services like Yahoo Mail Plus, you will need to cancel these subscriptions before deleting your account in order to avoid any unexposed payments. And, also ensure that you remove your Yahoo Mail account from any third-party associated accounts like Facebook, Twitter etc.
You should also know that if people will send emails to your closed Yahoo Mail account, they will get back a delivery failure message. It is best to inform your contacts before closing your account and if possible provide them with an alternate email address in order to contact you easily.
So, if you have finally made up your mind and looking for a guide to delete your Yahoo Mail account, the following steps will help you do this easily.
How to Delete Yahoo Mail Account
1.) In order to delete your Yahoo Mail account permanently, make sure you Disable Yahoo Account Key. After that, you will need to go to the Yahoo Account Termination page by clicking this link - Terminate Yahoo Account
2.) This link will direct you to the Yahoo Sign-in page if you would not be logged in. So, enter your Email address and password in the provided fields and click Next when prompted.
3.) Now, you will be directed to an information page. Read the information carefully in order to make sure that you don’t miss anything important related to your Yahoo Mail account.
4.) Once you are done reading the information, click the Continue button.
5.) On the next screen, you will be prompted to confirm your action by entering the email address in the provided field. Enter the email address in the field and click Yes, terminate this account button.
6.) Once clicked, you will see a message – Your account has been deactivated and scheduled for deletion. Click a Sound good button to complete the process.
Note: If you try to sign in to your Yahoo Mail account within approximately 40 days of closing it, it will get activated again. However, the period varies for countries like Australia and New Zealand (90 days) and 180 days for Brazil and Taiwan.
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