Yahoo Account Termination Question

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SteveHMn Posts 3 Registration date Sunday February 4, 2024 Status Member Last seen February 5, 2024 - Feb 4, 2024 at 08:01 PM
SteveHMn Posts 3 Registration date Sunday February 4, 2024 Status Member Last seen February 5, 2024 - Feb 5, 2024 at 11:30 AM

Hey everyone, so I decided to delete some old Yahoo email accounts I don't use anymore, for my own privacy and security. What I'm wondering is, if anyone knows, when the 30 day deactivation period (in the USA) passes and the Yahoo accounts are permanently deleted, along with the email accounts they contain, will the deletion include all related data and information associated with the Yahoo email accounts including:

* Associated phone number

* Any and all public IPs ever to have been associated with the Yahoo and Yahoo email accounts

* Any and all records of past account activities, including all communications, ip traffic patterns etc.

I'm concerned that absolutely nothing is left behind for anyone to find by any means legal or otherwise, ie hackers, data travelers and resellers and any other kinds of snoops. Can anyone with in depth knowledge of the finer points and details of this subject please comment and share what you know?

Just an average guy in an average life.

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HelpiOS Posts 14163 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen February 7, 2024 1,878
Feb 5, 2024 at 06:25 AM

Hi,

Once your account has been permanently deleted, your phone number will no longer be recognized nor linked to any Yahoo service. If you try to sign up with the same phone number in the future, it will be considered as new by Yahoo.

Regarding the records including your IP and other logs associated with your account, they should also be deleted, but it may be possible that some info will be kept for a period of time even after account deletion - then deleted.

You can see this Yahoo Help Page about Data Storage and Anonymization for more info.


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SteveHMn Posts 3 Registration date Sunday February 4, 2024 Status Member Last seen February 5, 2024
Feb 5, 2024 at 11:30 AM

Thanks for the helpful info, I really appreciate it.


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