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Old 10 Apr 2017, 11:53 PM   #1
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Recovering old username at Yahoo

No, I'm not a fan of Yahoo (I do like Flickr to some extent) but the situation is this: I have a few accounts on forums that were registered with an old address. I lost that email account due to inactivity though, as I stopped using Yahoo about a decade ago. I never bothered to change my email address of registration, because I figured that if an email account is not existing anymore, no spam can come my way from those sites that have it as contact address.

Today however I bounced on this article. Apparently if an account goes defunct due to inactivity, the email address becomes available again for others to register. Imagine that'd happen, they could abuse my accounts at websites I registered at using that old address.

I got two options:
- change email contact at those sites and use a throw-away email address for that that I would use only for registering at websites with (but which provider?? I already got Gmail and which I use for actual correspondence)

- re-register that old username with Yahoo. I tried the latter, but when going to and going to the option to create a new account, there is no option to change to ; registering a address while I subscribed to those websites using a address wouldn't solve the problem. How can I sign up for a address?
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Old 11 Apr 2017, 03:18 AM   #2
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I think you cant anymore. Nowadays its only possible to register new yahoo accounts with .com ending..!!

I also have a address which i do NOT use on a daily basis...but once every 2 months or so I log in..just for the fun of it. And to keep them going.

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Old 11 Apr 2017, 04:20 AM   #3
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Yahoo, Inc., shut down its Danish subsidiary at the end of 2013, so I highly doubt that you'll be able to create new email accounts in this domain.

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