Yahoo! Freeing Up Unused IDs That Are Inactive For A Year

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News Posted: Wed, Jun 12 2013 11:13 PM
Remember that Yahoo! e-mail address you started in high school, but forgot to keep using as you entered the real world? Perhaps there are a lot of people just like you, and it's because of people like you that Yahoo! is running short on great usernames for people who actually want to use the company's services in the here and now. A post on the company's blog has made clear that Yahoo! IDs that are going unused for a year will be freed up for use by a new person.

Here's the crux of it: "We’re freeing up IDs, that have been inactive for at least 12 months, by resetting them and giving them a fresh start. In mid July, anyone can have a shot at scoring the Yahoo! ID they want. In mid August, users who staked a claim on certain IDs can come to Yahoo! to discover which one they got."


If you want to ensure your ID remains yours, just log in with that ID (to any Yahoo! product) by July 15th. Or, today, while you're thinking about it. The ID landgrab returns!
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sevags replied on Thu, Jun 13 2013 12:01 AM

INTERESTING!!!!!!!! I actually despise yahoo and very single one of their products since 1999 and nothing since has changed my outlook (pardon the pun). Though I've never liked their services I did however at one time in my youth felt I had to "land grab" all my ID's on all IM and emailing platforms and did use yahoo messaging for a time to video chat with friends (this was even before MSN essences had video and I believe AIM as well), but aas I was young and phishing scams weren't as common then so in 2002 I fell for a login attempt phishing scam for yahoo IM and immediately lost control of my ID. All these years and I never got it back email after email to their support and nothing until I gave up.

11 years later is it possible I may yet gain control of my official yahoo ID? Can't wait to find out LOL

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realneil replied on Thu, Jun 13 2013 8:13 PM

People still use Yahoo?

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

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