My 20 year old Yahoo email account is not recognized

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JeffR - Jul 16, 2019 at 01:36 PM
Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 - Jul 17, 2019 at 09:22 AM
I was able to log in to my Yahoo email account 4 days ago, but when I went to log in yesterday and today, it told me that my email account "Is not recognized". When I tried to create an account with the identical address, it told me that the email was taken. (Everything I have is liked to this one email account.)

Can anyone help me figure out why that happened and how to get it back?

Thanks!
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,166
Jul 16, 2019 at 04:08 PM
Hi

After 12 months of inactivity Yahoo accounts are deleted from the server and they no longer exist, hence they can't be recovered. Once an email address is created, even if the account no longer exist, it cannot be duplicated.

Sorry but that's the way the cookie crumbles.
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I used the email account less than a week ago. It's attached to a lot of other things as well.
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,166 > JeffR
Jul 17, 2019 at 09:22 AM
Can you login today?
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