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Old 06-12-2013, 09:40 PM
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Yahoo Is About To Give Away Inactive Email Addresses

Wow, I can't believe they even thought of this idea.

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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.”
Continued at: http://www.webpronews.com/yahoo-is-a...resses-2013-06

Good news is that the email address that you was after for so many years, it may become available now. lol
 
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:09 AM
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:14 AM
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Ya I also read this news. I think its good if they are going to work out on this, so that we can get our desired id's with our names... But let's see how many such inactive id's they find and gets them free up...
 
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:46 AM
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Doesn't Yahoo! have something like an inactivity removal process that automatically does this? I know Hotmail and now Outlook has this where it automatically terminates your account if it is inactive for 365 days. Not sure if Gmail does it automatically as well.
 
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:26 AM
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Mhh... Yeah, you are right @dWhite, I think they already have something like that in place (or they used to?)


My yahoo mail was once suspended because I didn't log in for 6 months. I remember reading in that suspension notification, that they would delete the account in 6 months time.
 
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:46 AM
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I dont like it at all !!! Email address should stay active as long as i want.
 
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:47 AM
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I dont like it at all !!! Email address should stay active as long as i want.
Why?

If you is not using the email address for a long time, you don't deserve to have it as you is wasting space on there server.

Backup your response a little better.
 
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:14 AM
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I can't wait to snag google@yahoo.com
 
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:45 PM
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Terminating an account after a certain time period , that is not fair . You may busy in somewhere etc .
 
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:00 PM
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Email address should stay active as long as i want.
Sure, just pay them and they will keep it active as long as you want (pay); even if you are inactive for 10 yrs or more.
 
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:36 PM
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Terminating an account after a certain time period , that is not fair . You may busy in somewhere etc .
Busy for a year??? That's awfully busy not to be able to log into an email account at least once.
 
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:00 PM
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Terminating an account after a certain time period , that is not fair . You may busy in somewhere etc .
CJ.com does this if you is not an active account member. My account got disabled after 6 months because I didn't login to it for 6 months to get products to promote. I wasn't mad but created a new account and now login at least 2 times a month to get a link to promote. I learned my lesson that if you join a program or a service, you either use it or just delete your account if you plan on not using it that often. Business's put these terms in there rules/TOS as they don't want people joining there website and never using there account.

Your account would be a waste of there server space and instead they want someone who is active in using there account.

Yahoo won't go out of business with this policy change and I'm glad that some people may actually get the name that they always wanted. I really hate seeing people join my blog with a word then random numbers at the end of it for a yahoo email address. Makes me think it's a robot joining.

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Old 06-17-2013, 06:08 AM
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Aren't these much desired emails going to be targets for spam mail if someone picks one up that's been out of use?
 
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:09 AM
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Aren't these much desired emails going to be targets for spam mail if someone picks one up that's been out of use?
All email address's are target to spam emails and it's not just yahoo email account's.
 
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