I've done all i could to deactivate, following the instructions recommended here, but I still have access to the account. They say it will be deleted in 90 days. Does that mean I can still use it for those 90 days and 90 days from now it will be deleted. I tried this in May, five months ago and it told me it was deactivated, but I still had access.
Yes! It's the same security issue, since 2014, Yahoo has a huge bug and they have not updated their "Help Central links"
Hey try this and let me know
1) Sign in to your account
2) Go to the ‘account termination’ link
To find this, click the ‘Help’ link at the bottom-right corner of the page. Then click on the ‘My Account’ link at the bottom of that help page. Once on the ‘My Account’ page select ‘Register or delete account’, then click ‘closing your Yahoo account’ and click into the ‘account termination’ link from there.
3) re-enter login details
You’ll need to enter your login details again. This is to make sure someone else closing your account for you if you unintentionally left your email open on another computer.
4) Account notification termination
Deleting your Yahoo account will also take away your access to all Yahoo services including Yahoo Mail, Flickr, contacts and others. Obviously make sure you unsubscribe from any paid services before deleting your account otherwise you could still be charged.
5) Re-enter your password
You’ll need to confirm that you want to delete the account by re-entering your password after reading the account notification termination page. You will also need to fill out the CAPTCHA to prove you’re a human. Click yes to delete the account.
It is worth noting that Yahoo will keep your details on file for another 90 days and the deletion process cannot be reversed.
Do not use or try access your account for 90 days and it will be deleted, I swear or my name is Trump, ...I mean Mudd.