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How to delete a Yahoo! definitely

The different functions integrated in the email from Yahoo! has made it possible for it to climb positions against the competition: the possibility of creating disposable accounts, the available storage space of 1 terabyte or the integration of numerous additional services… are clear competitive advantages. However, we must not forget that there are other very powerful platforms such as gmail of Google either Outlook of microsoft, which has caused many users to decide to delete their Yahoo! Mail.

Yahoo! It doesn’t make it easy to delete an email account, but it’s not impossible either, you can find it using the browser version of the service. The process takes a few minutes and will leave the account deactivated for 3o days. After this time, the account will be permanently deleted. Since Accounts & Sessions we want to help you in the removal process.

Delete Yahoo! Mail from the browser

For permanently delete the Yahoo! account, both from a mobile device (tablet/phone) and from a computer (pc), you will need the password to access the account. Here are the steps to permanently delete the account:

  1. go to
  2. Sign in to Yahoo entering your username and password.
  3. The account deletion notice screen will appear. Click on «Continue with my account deletion» which you will find at the bottom.
  4. Confirm your identity by entering the address of email and click on «Yes, delete my account«.
  5. Clever! the account of Yahoo! will have been deactivated and will be permanently deleted within 30 days.

past the within 30 days, you must register a new email account to have access to all the services offered by Yahoo!. If you change your mind, you can log back in within that period and the account will be reactivated again.

Can I delete my account from the mobile app? unfortunately Yahoo! deleting an account from the mobile apps is not available, we hope this will change in the future. For now, you can only delete the account from a web browser, accessing from a PC or from a mobile phone / tablet.

Reactivate a Yahoo! deleted

If you need recover your Yahoo! you must access it with your credentials. However, you must bear in mind that you must do it during the 30-day period from when you started the elimination process, after which you will not be able to access it in any way. If you are in another country this period may vary. You can check it in the official website of Yahoo!.

What is the reason why it is necessary to wait 30 days to completely delete the account? According to reports from Yahoo!, it is a protection measure for users who have not requested the deletion of their account and who may have been victims of password theft.