How long will my free webmail account stay active before it gets deleted?

Discussion in 'Email Service Support Forums' started by popowich, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    Yahoo Mail – 4 months.
    From Yahoo answers: “A Yahoo! account which hasn’t been logged in to over a 4 month period is called dormant account. Dormant accounts are de-activated at the end of four months.”

    Gmail - 9 months.
    “If you don’t log in to Gmail within three months of it being labeled dormant — or for nine consecutive months — Googlemay delete the address.”

    AOL Mail - 30 days.
    “We reserve the right to cancel any free e-mail account that is inactive for more than 30 days, and any data on a deactivated account may not be retrieved later.”

    Hotmail – 120 days.
    “Free Windows Live Hotmail accounts become inactive if you don’t sign in for 120 days, or within the first 10 days after signing up for an account. After an account becomes inactive, all messages, folders, and contacts are deleted, but the account name is still reserved. If the account stays inactive for an additional 90 days, the account name may be permanently deleted. If you don’t use your Windows Live ID (The user name and password that you use to sign in to any Windows Live, MSN, or Office Live sites and services. If you have a Passport Network, Hotmail, or Messenger account, you can use it as your Windows Live ID.) for 365 days, your Windows Live ID may be permanently deleted.”

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