How to Delete Your Yahoo Account

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Delete Your Yahoo! Account Easily

Deleting your old Yahoo! account may seem unnecessary, especially if you haven't used it in ages. On the contrary, experts indicate that failing to delete your old accounts can result in severe security issues, including data leaks, password theft, identity theft, fraud, and more. Fortunately, eliminating a Yahoo! account is simple when you work with DoNotPay.

For a lot of folks, Yahoo! was their first email account. After a series of security breaches between 2013 and 2017, many individuals moved on to Gmail, Outlook, and other email providers. With the advent of social media, some stopped using email altogether, choosing instead to communicate via social media like Facebook and Instagram. These days, individuals can conduct financial business through Venmo and Paypal, request transportation through Uber, purchase goods through Amazon, or find companionship through dating sites like eharmony and

Regardless of the purpose of the technology, any inactive account presents inherent risks to your privacy and security. In this article, we discuss the easiest way to . If you have trouble doing it yourself, not to worry! DoNotPay is here to help!

How to Delete Your Yahoo! Account by Yourself

As communication technology continues to advance, older programs like AOL and Yahoo! face competition across multiple industries. Although you may have moved on, there is a chance that your unused Yahoo! account is still active. If you wish to on your own, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Yahoo! account.
  2. Under the Profile dropdown menu, select "Add or Manage Accounts".
  3. Click on "Account Info".
  4. From the menu on the left, select "Preferences".
  5. Click on the hyperlinked "Privacy Dashboard".
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and select "Delete My Account".
  7. Read the notice and "Continue to delete my account".
  8. Enter your password and click "Yes delete this account".
  9. Click "I understand".
  10. Your account will be deleted, including your email address and any other services you have established under this account profile.

Can I Delete My Yahoo! Account Using: Yes/No

This table summarizes all methods to delete accounts:

Can I Delete WithYes/No
PhoneYes (with fee)
Live ChatYes

Issues You Might Run Into When Deleting Your Yahoo! Account

Deleting your Yahoo! account can be complicated, especially if your account is older, and you no longer have the password, username, or access to the recovery email address.

Forgot Password/Username

If you don't remember your password, you click "Forgot Password", and Yahoo! will send a link to your recovery email. Simply follow the link to recover your password. For a forgotten Username, click on "Forgot Username". You will be prompted to enter your account email address, recovery email address, or recovery phone number. Yahoo! will send a link or code to your recovery email or phone number, which you can use to access your username.

No Recovery Email Access

In the event that you do not have access to the recovery email or phone, you can call Yahoo! support at 1 (800) 741-7610. Note that this phone support service is subject to a fee of $4.99 per month. Unfortunately, if your recovery email or phone number is no longer valid or accessible, you may not be able to access or cancel the old account.

Account Holder is Deceased

If you are closing the account on behalf of a deceased individual, Yahoo! can close the account upon request, with the following documentation:

  • A request letter with the Yahoo ID of the account you wish to close.
  • documentation showing that you are the appointed representative or executor of the estate.
  • A copy of the deceased's death certificate.
  • Send this information by mail to: Concierge Executive Escalations Yahoo 22000 AOL Way Dulles, VA 20166

Delete Your Yahoo! Account With the Help of DoNotPay

DoNotPay is your one-stop solution for your account cancellation and recovery needs. Whether you are deleting an old account that you no longer use, or canceling an ongoing subscription, DoNotPay can help you delete your Yahoo! account in 7 easy steps:

  1. Go to Delete Old Accounts product on DoNotPay.

  2. Select the type of account you are trying to delete, such as email, streaming service, social media, gaming, eCommerce, and more.

  3. Tell us more about your account, including usernames and associated emails / phone numbers.

  4. Help us verify your account ownership by entering the date you first created the account, when you last logged in, any payment methods saved under the account, etc.

  5. Upload photographic evidence if you have any that can help prove your account ownership.

  6. Enter any last known or previously used passwords.

  7. Enter your contact information and submit the task!

Why Use DoNotPay to Eliminate Your Yahoo! Account

The benefits of DoNotPay are myriad. Our services are:

  • Fast—Don't waste your time trying to work your way through the issue.
  • Easy—You don't need to write tedious correspondence, pay a fee, or track your progress.
  • Successful—You can relax in the knowledge that we will make the best case for your account cancellation.

DoNotPay Works Across All Companies and Services

Not only can DoNotPay help you with your Yahoo! account, but we can also cancel any kind of account from eBay to Spotify. We can also help you get unbanned from your TikTok, file a complaint with Instagram, or return an item to Amazon. Below are just a few of the other services we offer to streamline your daily life:

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