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recover an old email account

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recover an old email account

Hello i'm trying to recover an old email account for my uncle. He is in prison and has not accessed his account in nearly 4 years. Trying to access the email on his behalf to attain legal documentation to help his case. Read on here that yahoo's new system deactivates inactive accounts after 12 months and accounts are likely not recoverable. How do I go about verifying this or who do I talk to for help?

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Re: recover an old email account


Yes, accounts that haven't been accessed in a year or more are deactivated for inactivity and can't be recovered. As far as legal information goes, check out this link for more info.

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