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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:18 PM

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Yahoo has announced that coming July 15th, any Yahoo email account / Yahoo ID that hasn't been logged into for over a year will be "freed up" and can be snapped up by another user.

While the plan has obvious advantages for Yahoo, it could be a big, big problem for users who have associated their Yahoo email address with other online services but haven't, for one reason or another accessed that particular email account for a year or more.

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Commenters have almost universally condemned Yahoo's plan, and pointed out these potential problems. But Yahoo is "committed and confident" that they can pull this off without putting their users' data in jeopardy.


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