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Re: [Y-Mail] Re: Old dormant/inactive IDs - Yahoo NO POLICY

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  • Marius Banuta
    Thank you for clarifications Brian and I am sorry for being wrong . The answer that I got from Yahoo is that they recycle the IDs but they cannot tell me when
    Message 1 of 13 , Mar 17, 2008
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      Thank you for clarifications Brian and I am sorry for being wrong .

      The answer that I got from Yahoo is that they recycle the IDs but they cannot tell me when that particulat ID is going to be available again . They said : could be 1 year or more . Not a clear answer .

      Thanks again .

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Brian VanArsdale <brian802@...>
      To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 9:13:53 AM
      Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Re: Old dormant/inactive IDs - Yahoo NO POLICY

      From the Gmail Help Center:

      The username I want is not available

      Gmail lists a username as 'not available' for one of three reasons:

      1. The username is already in use.
      2. The username was in use, but the address has been deleted or become dormant.
      3. We've reserved that username to prevent spam or abuse.

      To protect our users' privacy, we can't reveal any details about why a username is unavailable, nor can we restore or release usernames that have been deleted or become dormant.

      So, That clears that up.... Gmail does NOT recycle usernames.


      Brian

      On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 7:56 PM, jmchaur <jmchaur@yahoo. com> wrote:

      how would Yahoo know that someone who had not used their account in 6
      months had changed all of their information with his bank, and other
      accounts, unless that person deleted their account?

      I know that I can let my email go for months on end, which I have, but
      that I can sign back in after a year or more and reactivate the
      account. To me this is an important consideration.

      If gmail recycles dormant account IDs after 6 months...O!M! G! big
      strike against them if true!

      J



      --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups. com, Marius Banuta <marius.banuta@ ...> wrote:
      >
      > Somebody who has not used an e-mail address for more then 6 months ,
      has changed for sure the informations ( like an e-mail address ) in
      all his accounts ( banks etc ) .
      >
      > Google has this policy for Gmail but Yahoo is too conservative and
      in my opinion for that reason it is today at this stage . The final
      days are here for Yahoo e-mail once Microsoft will take over Yahoo .
      >
      > Google is offering far more services for free than Yahoo or
      Microsoft .For them ( Google ) to be the leader is just a matter of
      time ( short I hope ) .
      >
      > Regards .
      >
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: Robin Siegel <pennyroyalnorwich@ ...>
      > To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups. com
      > Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 10:56:02 PM
      > Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Old dormant/inactive IDs - Yahoo NO POLICY
      >
      > I strongly disagree. It seems to me that it could be
      > disastrous to allow reassignment of dormant email
      > addresses.
      >
      > Dormant email addresses might still be on file with
      > personal accounts that automatically send it
      > confidential information. They might be logged into
      > websites which, if you used them to access those
      > websites, would default to a confidential login page.
      >
      >
      > What if the original owner has become unable to use
      > their address because of illness, but has previously
      > used it to subscribe to confidential information, such
      > as bank accounts? Statements could still be coming to
      > that address. How long is long enough to wait? I would
      > be very reluctant to make that decision too.
      >
      > Identity theft is rampant enough without handing the
      > keys to the predators.
      >
      > Robin
      >
      > --- "S. J. \"Jay\" Bienvenu" <bienvenunet@ yahoo.com>
      > wrote:
      >
      > > I would say that it sounds like the
      > > MIcrosoftification of Yahoo has begun, but Yahoo's
      > > customer service has been an issue for years...
      > >
      > >
      > ____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _______
      > > Jay Bienvenu
      > > 360.yahoo.com/ bienvenunet
      > > bienvenunet@ yahoo.com
      > > flickr.com/photos/ bienvenunet
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message ----
      > > From: marius.banuta <marius.banuta@ yahoo.com>
      > > To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups. com
      > > Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 12:58:25 PM
      > > Subject: [Y-Mail] Old dormant/inactive IDs - Yahoo
      > > NO POLICY
      > >
      > > I tried for the past 2-3 weeks to obtain a "serious"
      > > answer to my
      > > question : Why Yahoo doesn't have a recycling policy
      > > and when a
      > > dormant/inactive ID is going to be available again
      > > if they have such a
      > > policy ? I got puerile answers from "n" Customer
      > > Service representatives
      > > and even from an "supervisor" . So many
      > > contradictory answers ...
      > >
      > > Yahoo and its Customer Service is far beyond Gmail .
      > > They don't even
      > > want to consider such a sugestion . They have
      > > standard answers for
      > > everybody , making you to feel that you are dealing
      > > with an automatic
      > > answering machine .
      > >
      > > Bad services .
      > >
      > >
      > > ------------ --------- --------- ------
      > >
      > > Yahoo! Groups Links




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