where will my e-mail be sent?


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Dear All,

Thanking you in advance for taking the time and effort to read this thread.

I am currently in the process of changing my e-mail, from Yahoo! to Outlook. I have currently set my e-mails to be automatically forwarded from my Yahoo! e-mail address to my Outlook e-mail address.

However, I was wondering. If an e-mail is sent to my old Yahoo! address, will this message be automatically forwarded to my Outlook address if my Yahoo! e-mail is closed? If not, then where will the e-mail go? Will it be stuck in cyber-space?

Yours enquringly,



EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
Hi Marek,

The email forwarding will work until the account is closed due to inactivity. To keep your Yahoo account active you'll need to occasionally login. I recommend a calendar alert to login once a month.

If you don't login and your account is closed, new email to your Yahoo account will bounce back to the sender with an error message. It's possible that eventually the address would be recycled and could be obtained by someone else.