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Windows 7: Closing Yahoo Account

17 Jan 2014   #1
ess1

Win7
 
 
Closing Yahoo Account

Sorry for using this forum but I do not have any way to close a Yahoo a/c.

My wife has the a/c and wishes to delete it. Unfortunately she doesn't remember ID or PW.
without these I am going around in circles with Yahoo

Can any kind person assis plese.

Thanks.


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17 Jan 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Read the Link below it should be of some help


I forgot my yahoo id and password help me [Solved]
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17 Jan 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64 Win-8.1-10tp-x64
 
 

Hi,
You really don't need to close an account,
If you have Yahoo toolbar Uninstall it,
Depending on which Browser you use delete your Browser history along with any sign in cookies,
Once this is done never use the yahoo i.d. or email address again,
Cheers.
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17 Jan 2014   #4
ess1

Win7
 
 

Thank you both for prompt replies.

I have submitted the Yahoo form and will access my wife's laptop to see if I can delete Yahoo Browser.

Rgds.
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17 Jan 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64 Win-8.1-10tp-x64
 
 

Yahoo is not a Browser it's a free email service,
It has a search engine though,
Reset those items if you wish to,
Set home page,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/change-home-page#ie=ie-10-win-7
Change default search provider,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-or-choose-a-search-provider-in-Internet-Explorer
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17 Jan 2014   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ess1 View Post
Thank you both for prompt replies.

I have submitted the Yahoo form and will access my wife's laptop to see if I can delete Yahoo Browser.

Rgds.
Hopefully, the account was not used for important stuff - if the e-mail address is given to someone else, they could get your personal info.


From here:
ConsumerWatch: Recycled Email Accounts Posing Privacy Problem « CBS San Francisco
Quote:
“Yahoo contacted me, letting me know they were releasing abandoned email addresses,” Litzenberger said. “I thought, ‘Well, now is my opportunity to get rosebud@yahoo,’ whoever had it before had abandoned it, so it was available.”

It turns out the account wasn’t completely abandoned. Litzenberger quickly began receiving hundreds of emails intended for the previous “rosebud@yahoo” and many of them were quite personal.

Contained in the emails was information about the school the former ‘rosebud’s’ children attend, the last four digits of her social security number, her Verizon account number and billing information, as well as the ability to reset passwords for accounts with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Monster and even a dating site.
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17 Jan 2014   #7
ess1

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yahoo is not a Browser it's a free email service,
It has a search engine though,
Reset those items if you wish to,
Set home page,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/change-home-page#ie=ie-10-win-7
Change default search provider,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ernet-Explorer
Again, many thanks for promptness.

My wife's laptop is a Dell OS Vista. Sorry for not mentioning this!

Anyway, have changed her home page and am now awaiting Yahoo's advice re her account.

rgds.
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