Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Yahoo mail acct deactivated

21 Jan 2014   #21

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

RE what email address I use. I have a gmail acct but depend on my own domain name which I get pretty cheap. Gives me a unique email address and as long as I keep paying for it, works. is another free email service but I don't trust them either as I understand it is a throwback from Hotmail.

Many people who have an ISP can get an email thru that vendor or your phone provider sometimes has an email that you can use. But some people change their phone provider like their underwear so that might not work.

So, the answer is not simple. Free is not always good or really free. Pay up to (almost) guarantee that your email will be there when you need it.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2014   #22
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I hadn't though of my ISP email, I do have one but have never used it, good thought.
I agree on Outlook, looks like Win 8 blue tiles and it's just a devolved Hotmail. I accept session cookies, block all 3rd party and run CCleaner often.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2014   #23
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I don't use 'free' yahoo mail... I've had an account with "yahoo Plus" for many years. They've said my Plus account is also activated (carried over) to their Premium account for $49 a year. Nice crap!
I won't be extending it after 9/14 when they want a renewal.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Jan 2014   #24
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Make sure you notify them Jacee, I had their paid mail once, and it was on auto pay, the only way it could be done at the time. They depend on users forgetting it and letting it renew.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2014   #25

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Geez, I haven't checked my yahoo for quite awhile, it's a secondary acct. but it came in handy a few times.

I'm getting a bit spooked about email clients to choose from. I'm also anti Google so won't use gmail, tried Thunderbird,didn't like it, same goes for Eudora. Am currently using WindowsMail but wouldn't mind having another one 'just in case' but have also read of many issues with WindowsLiveMail so haven't even tried it. As much as I didn't want to, I even went back to Incredimail once after losing OutlookExpress but I have 3 different addy's & only wanted it for 1 but it took all of them. I do use my ISP to see what's new before downloading into WM, that way I can just delete what I don't want right there.
That would be a good project for some of the gurus here, develop a good email client for the rest of us to use.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Yahoo mail acct deactivated

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Thunderbird 24.0.1 - Import Yahoo Mail Folders, Contacts & Yahoo Mail
The "new improved" Yahoo Mail isn't. In fact, it's vexing, mortifyingly slow, and no longer allows open folders while creating new messages so you can't copy and paste with both items open. Since Yahoo won't permit going back to the old, reliable version. So, I'm seriously considering a switch to...
Browsers & Mail
Windows Live Mail password request to recieve my ATT/Yahoo mail
In recent days I was asked by Yahoo to change my password and did. Windows Live Mail will not allow a password (anything..?) change... and simply reverts to what was. I need to correct the password each time it opens and am able to receive receive mail, but.. WLM will not change...???
Browsers & Mail
Yahoo mail automatically goes to
A couple of days ago i noticed that when i log into and enter my username and password the URL automatically goes to I had entered the proxy address a few times and have read on the web that this is server address. Can someone please let me know if this is normal or...
Browsers & Mail
cannot login/sign in yahoo mail, skype and even yahoo messenger
im not sure the problem with the browser or the connection, but im pretty sure there is something wrong with my internet conection. i unable to signin my yahoo messenger, skype and even cannot load to yahoo mail website. but i still can surf other website normally. i noticed that some of the...
Network & Sharing
If Your Yahoo Mail Has Been Hacked -- Here's Help From Yahoo
If your Yahoo Mail has been hacked, first go to: for help from Yahoo Mail. You must do this ASAP in order to have a chance of restoring your messages and saving your Address Book/Contacts. TO RESTORE YOUR YAHOO MAIL MESSAGES:...
Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:25.
Twitter Facebook Google+