How do you terminate my Yahoo email account?

Closing your Yahoo account

  1. Visit the Account Termination page. (Link in related links)
  2. Enter the Yahoo ID and password for the account you're deleting.
    - If you've forgotten your password, use the Yahoo Password Helper.
  3. Read through the information on the Account Termination page.
  4. Confirm your password in the field provided.
  5. Enter the CAPTCHA code.
  6. Click Terminate this Account.

Note: If you must close your account, we recommend doing so on a desktop or laptop computer the web browsers on some mobile devices may not load all pages properly.

Additional Information

Before closing your account, remember:

  • A closed account cannot be reactivated - While you can always sign up for a new account, closing an account will remove and delete it from the Yahoo network.
  • You cannot delete a single Yahoo product -- You will lose access, data, and settings for all Yahoo ID associated with the closed account - This includes all messages in Yahoo Mail and any personalization made in Yahoo Mobile, and any other area of Yahoo which can only be accessed with your Yahoo ID and password.
  • Cancel any premium/subscription Yahoo services before closing your account - There is no guarantee that deleting your Yahoo account will immediately cancel the billing for any premium services to which you are subscribed.