Yahoo deletes IDs of inactive email accounts starting with July 15!
E-Crime Expert recently launched a series (see the first blog post here) on how you control your data stored online by different (e-mail) Service Providers. This could be done directly (by setting up an inactive account deletion time for your Google account) or indirectly (by not signing in your Yahoo account).
For those who have a Yahoo account and who have not signed in for the past year, their personal data stored under their account will be automatically deleted with no opportunity to recover it or to transfer it to anyone else by expressing their WILL as Google provides for example by offering the Inactive Account Manager tool.
If you are not planning to have your account deleted and all your data erased (emails, pictures, chats, etc), please note that Yahoo Inc. plans to release the inactive accounts unless the current owner logs on again before July 15 (2013). After that, the (deleted) identifications will be available to all comers (as a fresh Yahoo account) and will be ready to use again in mid-August, while the data of the original user will be permanently erased!
Yahoo is resetting email accounts that have not been used for at least 12 months and issuing them to other users as they are trying to attract new users (by freeing unused email accounts) and retain current active users with IDs of their choice, the company is also giving inactive users the opportunity to retain them:
“All you have to do is log on to any Yahoo! product before July 15th. In future, these accounts will remain active by signing in at least once every 12 months, according to a Yahoo help notice, titled “We want you back.”
According to the above statement, All you have to do is log on to any Yahoo! product before July 15th, if you haven’t logged into Yahoo! for over a year, but want to keep your Yahoo! ID, and/or to log on any Yahoo! product at least once every 12 month if you want to keep your Yahoo! account active!
Any questions can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information can be found at: http://www.e-crimeexppert.com
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