Can You 'Kill' An E-mail Address?

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    Just wondering. As opposed to letting it fall into disuse... how do you make one "go away"?
     
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    Why don't you just lynch it?
     
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    Where is it hosted? It's just a bunch of code on a server, if the account that holds the code is closed then I would think the email address would cease to exist and anyone sending emails to it will get them bounced. I don't have any particular technical knowledge (which is obvious from this post) but that's how it seems to me.
     
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    I believe most ISP's and Email Servers like Yahoo will automatically delete the email account eventually after so many months (or whatever) of non-use.
     
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    If it's a third party email account like Hotmail or Yahoo, odds are you can't 'kill' it but, you may want to check their FAQ documentation to see if there's anything there.

    If the account is hosted by your ISP and it's not your primary account, you should be able to find some sort of 'Account Maintenance' link on the User Account page of your ISP. If it's a secondary account you should be able to get rid of it.

    Good luck.
     
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    You can never really kill it unless it's your own server. ISPs will keep the account open for a time and then set it as inactive.

    BTW, I think most people understand that Yahoo is a BAD CHOICE for email accounts. Just saying...
     
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    Now that's funny! I wonder if he got it.....................
     
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    why you trashing yahoo mail? what do you use and why?
     
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    Yahoo mail is easy to hack. (I really don't believe Yahoo will be much of a force in the market in 10 years, but that remains to be seen.) I've got a gmail account for generic email. Most of my email goes through my ISP which is well protected.
     
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    I have never understood the reason for having multiple email accounts. :eusa_eh: ISP, yahoo, hotmail, gmail, etc. Can someone explain what the need is for multiple email accounts? Having a business email account, at work, using their server makes sense ... private email accounts do not, at least to me :confused:
     

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