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How do I renew my email address?

How do renew an email address?

I have an email account at Yahoo [deleted email address] which I haven’t used for some time. I couldn’t access it today and came to know that it has probably been deleted. How can I renew my email address because it has many important messages and photos which I need now? Thanks for your help.
Kelly Hamilton

Just like everything else in life, email addresses too can expire. The lifespan of the email account depends on the service you use. For instance, at the time of writing, Yahoo will automatically delete the free account as well as its contents if you haven’t logged in at least once in the past 4 months.

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By the way, this period of inactivity is about 9 months for both Gmail and Hotmail. So if the account has indeed been deleted, can you renew the email address? Read on.

How to renew an email account

Renew your email address which has expiredPlease understand that if a free Yahoo! email account has been closed because of inactivity, all messages and other content will be deleted forever. There is no way you can get your hands on these. However, you may be able to renew the email address as long as it’s available, i.e., someone else hasn’t chosen it.

The process of rejuvenating your email address depends on the service. For example, in Hotmail, you may be able to regain control of your account quickly without filling up the form all over again… you will however, lose all the stored messages.

As far as I know, the only way to renew a Yahoo!Mail email address that has been closed by the service is to sign up for a fresh account, keep your fingers crossed and pray that the old ID is still available.

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  • kowshikahmed on June 25th, 2016 4:53 am

    Can’t the email be renewed by changing password?

  • cherop edna on July 1st, 2016 1:19 pm

    need to refresh my yahoo email

  • Mic padson on July 3rd, 2016 1:33 am

    OK. I get it now. Email is gone for good. have to get a new one.

  • Jan Alden on July 5th, 2016 4:03 pm

    I have had my email address of: bentley1937@yahoo.com for years. I used my password and it says it is wrong. I tried a couple other passwords to insure that I was not mistaken. I want to be able to access my primary email and I can’t.

  • tlogedi on July 8th, 2016 12:54 am

    Need an email account now

  • gugu zuke on July 9th, 2016 1:45 pm

    I forgot my password to old account. going for new one

  • Isabella on July 27th, 2016 7:42 pm

    I had so much on my old email. I feel bad for not knowing this.

  • James Crocombe on July 28th, 2016 5:23 pm

    where did the att email compose disappear too? I don’t see it to
    compose a email message? I was there and then it went away??

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