Do you want to Delete the Yahoo Mail account permanently? – Deleting a Yahoo Mail account not only means you are removing the webmail service of Yahoo Mail. But also means to remove any services that you are getting with Yahoo Mail Account. Furthermore, by deleting the Ymail account you will not be sent or receive any emails with Yahoo mail. Whenever a person tries to send you an email, he will get a delivery failure message. So, make sure you inform your friends and family that you are going to delete your Yahoo Mail account permanently.
Summarized steps to delete Yahoo Mail account permanently are:
- Go to your Account’s Yahoo Account Deletion Page.
- From the page, click the “Continue delete my account” button.
- Enter your Email address on Confirmation Modal and click “Yes, terminate this account” button.
- Finally, click on the “Sounds good” button.
We have mentioned detailed steps to delete the Yahoo Mail account permanently in the section below.
If you are deleting your Yahoo Mail account then, you are going to miss/lose a lot of Yahoo Mail services that Yahoo has been improving day by day. Yahoo Mail has been adding new features in its service gradually. Which you might not get in any other web-mails. If you still want to delete your yahoo mail account, here in this article I am going to guide you on how to cancel your Yahoo mail Account Permanently.
Note: You can recover your Yahoo Mail account within 30 days of the deletion period.
Things You Should Do Before You Delete Your Account!
Backup your emails and attachments
If you need any attachments or emails which are important to you, then you need back up your email and attachments as you will be losing them.
Remove Third-party Access
If you are using Yahoo Mail account as your Third-party Access to any other accounts on the web, you should remove it. When you no longer have access to your Yahoo Mail you cannot recover your third party account. You might even the account if you forget your password.
Disable all the paid yahoo Services
Although you delete your Yahoo Account, the paid services that you are subscribed to will not be disabled. You might get some receipt to your bank account for the use of these premium services even after you delete your account.
People are not capable of remembering all those contacts they have in their Mail services. If you are migrating to any other webmail service, you might still need those contacts in your Yahoo Mail. So, it’s better to export those contact to the hard-drive so that you can use it in the future.
Do you have a Flickr account? This section is for you.
Flickr is hosted by Yahoo, so, if you are planning to cancel your Yahoo Mail account, you need to download and back up all those photos on Flickr. You can have access to your Flickr account only if you have access to Yahoo Mail Account.
Steps to Cancel Your Yahoo Mail Account Permanently
Think twice before you delete your Yahoo Mail account because you won’t be able to get emails and access to your account after you delete your account permanently.
Here are the steps to delete your Yahoo Mail Account permanently.
Step 1: Log in Yahoo Mail account
Go to the Yahoo Mail login page, enter your email address and password to get access to your Yahoo account.
If you have not login to your account yet. You need to login to your Yahoo account by now.
[Note: If you haven’t disabled Account key yet then, you will get a message in your phone number for authentication]
Step 3: Click Continue deleting my account
After you land to terminate page. You will see, “Before continuing, please consider the following information”, Read the terms and notes to know the detail about the account deletion process and what you need to do before deleting the account. If you changed your mind then you can press the cancel button, if not, click on the Continue delete my account button.
Step 4: Enter Your Email address to confirm
After you click on Continue deleting my account, you will be redirected to a new page asking you, “Are you sure you want to terminate your Yahoo account?”. Now, enter your Email address once again in the text field to confirm.
Step 5: Click Yes, terminate this account
After you enter your email address on the same page, “Are you sure you want to terminate your Yahoo account?”. Click on the Yes, terminate this account button if you want to delete your Yahoo account; otherwise, click cancel.
Step 6: Click Sounds good
You have almost deleted your Yahoo account; this is the last step where you have click Sounds good button to delete the yahoo mail account. You will be redirected to the Yahoo homepage once your account is processed for deletion.
[Note: If your Yahoo mail account is with BT – British Telecommunications, you will not be able to cancel the service using the Yahoo account termination page. For that, you have to contact BT directly to delete your premium Yahoo Mail account.]
Steps to Remove The Yahoo Mail Account Permanently using your Mobile Device/ Android Yahoo Mail Application.
If you are on your mobile phone, then follow these steps to delete your Yahoo Mail Account using your Mobile Device. The steps below are in reference to the Android Yahoo Mail Application, but the steps are the same for IOS Yahoo Mail Application too.
The steps to delete the Yahoo Mail Account permanently using your Mobile Device are:
Step 1: Log in Yahoo Mail account from Yahoo Mail Application.
Open Yahoo Mail App and login to your Yahoo Mail account. You will be redirected to the Inbox Page.
Step 2: Open the Privacy dashboard.
Tap on the “Yahoo icon” located at the top left corner. The left navigation menu will expand. From the navigation menu, tap the “Settings” option. From the settings page, tap on the “Privacy dashboard” option located at the bottom of the page. The privacy dashboard will open on your mobile’s default browser.
Step 3: Permanently delete your Yahoo Account.
Once you reach the Privacy dashboard page, scroll to the bottom of the page and Tap on “Delete My Account” link. The terms and condition page will appear. Scroll to bottom and tap on “Continue delete my account” button. Once again, Yahoo will make sure if you want to delete your account. Check your email address, and if it’s correct, tap on “Yes, terminate this account” button.
You have successfully terminated your account. You will receive the Yahoo Account Termination email to your alternate email with the subject “Account Terminated.“
After you land to terminate the page, you will see, “Before continuing, please consider the following information,” Read the terms and notes to know the detail about the account deletion process and what you need to do before deleting the account. If you changed your mind, then you can press the cancel button, if not, click on the Continue delete my account button.
What happens after you delete your Yahoo! account permanently?
Deleting your Yahoo! account permanently not only deletes your email account and but it also terminates other services provided by Yahoo!.
The services that get terminated after you terminate your Yahoo! mail account are:
- Deletion of your “Yahoo! email ID”. Another person can now use the email ID in the future.
- Deletion of your “Yahoo! Mails” and “its attachments.” With the termination of your Yahoo Mail, your Mails and attachments associated with also get deleted. You cannot restore it. So better to back up all your data before deleting your Yahoo Account.
- You cannot get your Yahoo! Address Book data too.
- You cannot get your Yahoo! Small Business data.
- Yahoo will delete our Flickr account along with your Yahoo! Mail account. All the photos, stats, and other data of Flickr are also removed.
- Yahoo! GeoCities data. The maps or places you pinned will also get deleted.
- Yahoo will delete your “My Yahoo! data” and “HotJobs data,” too.
- It takes 30 days to delete your Yahoo account permanently. More precisely 90 days for Australia, New Zealand, and India Yahoo Accounts; 180 days for Brazil, Taiwan, and Hongkong Yahoo Account; and for rest Yahoo accounts, 30 days. Within that time frame, you can recover your Account.
- Yahoo! can and have the right to keep some of your information possible for data analysis purpose even if you deleted your Account Permanently. For more info, visit their Data Storage and Anonymization page.
Things to Remember
- After you delete your account from Yahoo Mail, your email address will be available to others to use. that means, if anyone sends you an email, the person who created an email account with your deleted email address will get all your emails.
- You can reactivate your account within 30 days of your account deletion. The reactivation date varies according to the place you live in.
You can reactivate your account with extended days of 90 days for those accounts registered in Australia, India, or New Zealand; Whereas 108 days of account created in Brazil, Hong Kong or Taiwan. https://help.yahoo.com/kb/requested-account-deleted-sln2044.html
After you delete your account, if anyone tries to send you a message then, they will get SMTP 554 delivery error message. This is how the email will look like:
SMTP 554 delivery error: dd Sorry your message to *****@yahoo.com cannot be delivered. This account has been disabled or discontinued [#102]. – ica***_mail_***.yahoo.com