Yahoo Is About To Give Away Inactive Email Addresses

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Yahoo Is About To Give Away Inactive Email Addresses
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Yahoo announced today that it is freeing up Yahoo IDs (and email addresses) that have been inactive for at least a year, and resetting them. What this means is that they are creating a new land rush for Yahoo email addresses as if it were the 90s. Users will be able to get simple addresses like albert@yahoo.com instead of albert9330399@yahoo.com.

“Over the last few months, we’ve made exciting changes to some of your favorite Yahoo! products, like Flickr, Mail, Weather, the Homepage and Search,” said Jay Rossiter, SVP, Platforms, on the company blog. “Today, I’m excited to share with you our next big push: we want to give our loyal users and new folks the opportunity to sign up for the Yahoo! ID they’ve always wanted.”

“A Yahoo! ID is not only your email address, it also gives you access to content tailored to your interests – like sports scores for your favorite teams, weather in your hometown, and news that matters to you,” he says.

Starting in mid-July, anyone can “have a shot” at obtaining the Yahoo email address and ID they’ve always wanted. In mid-August, those who tried to get one will be able to find out if they got what they wanted.

If you want to keep the one you have, even though it’s been over a year since you logged in, you simply need to log in before July 15th.

Some users that have been using Yahoo Mail within the past year may wish to give their addresses away, as the Yahoo Mail redesign has been discouraging to some users.

Yahoo Is About To Give Away Inactive Email Addresses
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  • arlene campbell

    Please let me have my email back ive had it fo15 yrs my kids and kids dad are on there and my grandbabies my special teacher helped me sign up it means alot for me i have tried to log on my daughter helped me and it got hacked i am traumatized i missed all my jobs and my people are trying to contact me please help

  • pilar gonzales

    I don’t know what you mean by website

  • Lucy

    I have no idea how to get into my email it has locked me out haven’t seen my email in 5 days very frustrated have called technical support spent hours on the phone nobody seems to know what to do to reset my account this is ridiculous and I am a very unhappy person with Yahoo at this time! Please do something so we can get into our accounts ASAP and please do you think you could hire somebody on your helpline that you could actually hear or understand for that matter! The phone sounds like I am talking to someone on another planet! From all the background noise and the accent with most who answer the phone is very hard to understand! Please do something you have an extreme amount of unhappy customers!

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