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62 comments on “Could someone reopen my closed email account?”

  1. Wouldn’t it depend on the password associated with the account whether it showed up on someone’s buddy list? When I log in, I’m xxx@yyy with password zzz. If someone else becomes xxx@yyy with password uuu, wouldn’t their set up be totally different? Ergo, different settings so it doesn’t trigger the buddy list??

  2. Good article. I work in website development and we were trying to decide whether or not we should allow users on our websites to change their email addresses on the accounts that they use to place orders. And your article helped us decide quickly that yes, we should allow users to change their email addresses on accounts. Thanks!

  3. i have a myspace acount with a deleted e mail account as my username. but i have forgot my password. on myspace they have a password finder. they send your password to your e mail. but that e mail account is closed down. is there someway i can reopen that e mail account?

    • Try to open the email account again. If that does not work try to email the person about the matter and maybe they will be nice about it. But, they will most likely think it’s spam. Now I wish I did not close that account but I did get an old yahoo account back open. Witch I will never close.

  4. I need some help. There used to be a website that anyone could access … I could simply type in my full email address and password and I woudl be redirected to my emial whether it was work, yahoo, or whatever. Does anyone know that webaddress?

  5. Hello,
    I had a yahoo account that i closed 3 years ago. Trying to register with the same ID, i noticed that this ID is still not available. I did all the things to make sure this ID is not taken by someone else. So i guess yahoo had marked my ID and never let it free.
    So my queston is:
    Is it possible that yahoo can mark some ID’s like unavailable forever (for security reasons or for other reasons), even if they are not taken?
    Thanks.

  6. An easy way around this is to get yourself a domain name , set all your emails to be shown as from the domain and not the actual email address and set up the mail forwarding on the domain host to come to your actual inbox.

    (It’s often possible to download webmail using outlook express for these purposes).

    Then when you move mail provider or change your account just change the address the domain host forwards your mail to, nobody will be any the wiser.

    It’s worked for me over 3 ISP changes and many many account changes.

  7. Hello,how are you?A friend of mine is working on a large business consultant event, in which he wants to e-mail an invitation out to hundreds of people.His e-mail list is 18 pgs. long.How can he check these list to get rid of duplicate e-mails?And how can he batch them, so that no one else sees each others e-mail addresses?Can any of the two questions,I just asked about, be done by just changing the computer’s settings?Is additional software needed to erase duplicates,sort and organize all those e-mails?He has Outlook on his PC.Thanks so much for your help.

  8. Hi,

    I notice that recently yahoo’s close my accounts just after few days not sign on to my email account.
    This is something I’ve never seen for years since
    I open my accounts with yahoo.

    I tried to reopen my account but was unable to
    do it. I guess yahoo’s asking some info. I may
    have not provide to them correctly base on their
    database info.

    Not sure if anyone out there who is experiencing
    this and how to get back the old account.

    Any tips or resolution to regain the closed
    email account would appreciated.

    CL.

  9. my friend told me that after 90 days she didnt sign on her yahoo messenger account.now she could not sign on to the account.but sometime i go online,her yahoo messenger online.it is possible if a new user still on my messenger list?how long before yahoo close your account if you dont use it?how long before your name available for someone else to register?please help me with this questions.thank you

  10. Well i have a friend who has not operated his e-mail id since the last 2 and a half year?

    Now due to certain reasons he wants some emails stored in the yahoo account.

    So is it possible to excess the same account and retrive the emails stored 2 and a half years ago?

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  12. How do you contact service providers? I deleted my account for yahoo today, and need it back just to delete my myspace account since my myspace was under that email account. Please help me, if you have the chance, thank you Leo.

    • Ok. This has happened before but I didn’t worry about until I was filling out a job application. I tried sign up as a new user and they said my email was already used to sign up as a new user. So I figured I would sign in as an already signed up for this job’s site. Well I figured I just didn’t know my password. While I was waiting for an email to reset my email because they ask for your address ur using now. Well I waited for several minutes and I received nothing. I thought this was weird because u usually get it right away or at least a minute for them to get me my new reset password. Well, forgetful me had closed an old email on yahoo and still stay with yahoo just change the name part. So basically I closed this account in 2008 or 2009 and now they need my old address and ,now that I, thinking, they will need my old password because I can’t go any further because of the old email that I used in 2008 or 2009 because that is where my reset password went. So, I’ll never get the job I really liked because of a stupid old email address that can’t remember at all. I really hope someone can help me out asap so I don’t lose this job opportunity. ps. They only do online applications.
      Thanks, Lisa

      • Not sure if this is possible in your case, but you should be able to open a new email account on GMail or Yahoo and use that to open a new account with that website.

  13. Hi,
    well my question is that when closing a hotmail account is there a wat to reopen it and have all ur friends still there?? my account was closed down and now i can reopen it.. it was just closed 2 days ago.. it be nice for some feedback.. thanks..

  14. When I signed onto my msn & went into my email I got this message

    “Account Closed. Access Denied.
    Your account has been closed because of concerns over violations of the Terms of Use. If you want your account to be re-opened, please follow these instructions:
    1. Click on the link below, and complete the e-form by providing your name, an email address where we can reach you, and the name of the account that has been closed.

    2. In the box labelled Please Select An Option, choose “Connection/Sign In Problem”.

    3. In the next box label ed Please Select An Option, choose “Account Closed. Access Denied.”

    4. Complete the two additional questions with a red star (*) by them (they are required fields) and click Submit.

    An agent will review your account and notify you within 24-hours if your account has been re-opened. Please DO NOT submit multiple tickets, as this will delay processing of your original ticket.

    Submit a request to re-open your account

    When I clicked on the “Submit a request to re-open your account” Link It did not help me at all it was just morpointlessss links.

    For a few months I have beereceivingng emails from “postmaster” or something like that & I just deleted them straight awaythinkink this is why my account wclosedesd.

  15. My hotmail account has been closed and when i try to reopen i cant get anywhere.
    When I clicked on the “Submit a request to re-open your account” Link It did not help me at all it was just more pointless links.
    For a few couple of weeks I have been receivingng emails from “postmaster” or something like that & I just deleted them straight away thinking this is why my account was closed.

  16. Dear Sir,
    My hotmail e-mail account has been closed it seems to have violated their terms of use. please advise me how to re-open my account.

    Thanks and regards,
    Biju

  17. i sent a message to hotmail and i did not what to do in my problem that my account has been closed and i opened the link supmit a request to re-open your account then i did not find the e-support form.I fill the form in msn service but i did not find the result please help me and send the solution quickly i need my account as possible as you can please

  18. hi ive got same prob as sulaiman & renee & others email acc closed violation etc…cant get link and cant get to customer support for help could really do with getting it reopened so if anyone can help would be greatful.

  19. When I signed onto my msn & went into my email I got this message

    “Account Closed. Access Denied.
    Your account has been closed because of concerns over violations of the Terms of Use. If you want your account to be re-opened, please follow these instructions:
    1. Click on the link below, and complete the e-form by providing your name, an email address where we can reach you, and the name of the account that has been closed.

    2. In the box labelled Please Select An Option, choose “Connection/Sign In Problem”.

    3. In the next box label ed Please Select An Option, choose “Account Closed. Access Denied.”

    4. Complete the two additional questions with a red star (*) by them (they are required fields) and click Submit.

  20. Account Closed. Access Denied.
    Your account has been closed because of concerns over violations of the Terms of Use. If you want your account to be re-opened, please follow these instructions:
    1. Click on the link below, and complete the e-form by providing your name, an email address where we can reach you, and the name of the account that has been closed.

    2. In the box labelled Please Select An Option, choose “Connection/Sign In Problem”.

    3. In the next box label ed Please Select An Option, choose “Account Closed. Access Denied.”

    4. Complete the two additional questions with a red star (*) by them (they are required fields) and click Submit

  21. Same thing happened to me. Account was closed and acces is denied. WHAT DO WE DO NOW. I keep sending emails to the abuse@hotmail.com but nothing comes out of it. It says that an anwser should be given within 24 hours – well it’s been over 2 weeks now. Is there a possibility that my email may never be re-opened and all my emails may be lost? Can someone actually help?

    Yes, this is Hotmail, it has almost no customer service, and it’s very possible that your account has been lost. I hear about it all the time for many, many different reasons.
    If there’s any chance at all, I would have you start here: How do I contact Windows Live Hotmail customer service?

    – Leo
    14-May-2009
  22. Thanks!today I was just thinking to delete my account without thiking,but than,Thanks to God,it struck in my mind,that if someone else started using it…….that will not be good…and after reading ur answer…im resolved that if someone want to delete account,one should first tell friends that im going to do so….and if someone else start using this id,be sure that it will be not me…afcourse…thanks

  23. As soon as tried to access my email i received this message. i do not understand anything as i have not not something wrong!i have been receiving several postmaster delivery notifications failure when i didn’t even send those emails. i deleted all those postmasters and now my account is closed!do you have an idea how i can reopen my account plz??? when i tried to access the link i got nothing so i couldn’t solve this problem. could you please help me out i dunno what to do!!!

    Your account has been closed because of concerns over violations of the Terms of Use. If you want your account to be re-opened, please follow these instructions:

    1. Click on the link below, and complete the e-form by providing your name, an email address where we can reach you, and the name of the account that has been closed.

    2. In the box labeled Please Select An Option, choose “Connection/Sign In Problem”.

    3. In the next box labeled Please Select An Option, choose “Account Closed. Access Denied.”

    4. Complete the two additional questions with a red star (*) by them (they are required fields) and click Submit.

    An agent will review your account and notify you within 24-hours if your account has been re-opened. Please DO NOT submit multiple tickets, as this will delay processing of your original ticket.

    • My yahoo account was closed because I neglected to use it but I was using the email for social media. Two days ago someone else got the same email as mine ({removed}@yahoo.com) now I can’t log on to any of my accounts. Is there anything that can be done? I use social media for work
      I now have a new email but that doesn’t help me getting in old accounts

  24. the same problem of my hot mail which is account closed according to terms of use and i have sended to abuse@hotmail.com and do all but they answer that it’s not in their boundary so wht the solution is????? i have work to do, will it be solved automatically or wht , to whom we can geet specific solution???????? help me out here!!

  25. my account has been closed and access denied.. when i try to submit a request to re-open my account the link appears to be brocken
    plz tell me wt i should do

    thx

  26. I have this email account and I went to sign in and it said my windows live id was wrong. I know its right and then it said i had to change it from @sympatico.ca to @live.ca and I had to and now all my emails are gone and all my scholarship and college emails are on there. How do i get them back?

  27. hey i just need help re-opening my email i canr receive mail or anyhting can someone help me if u want to reply please reply to [email address removed] thanks

  28. I closed my msn hotmail/Messenger account and think I closed the windows live ID as well about a month ago, now I fear I need access to it, is it possible to recover it?

    You can try logging in again, but if that fails then I don’t know of a way to recover a closed account.

    Leo
    18-May-2010

  29. I closed a PEOPLE PC account and could not retrieve it to my Yahoo account . Is there any way that I can get my old mail because I cannot even open outlook express . Please advise .

  30. 25 Day’s before, my account:- {email address removed} was suddenly closed (Impossible to open it, and to use my personal information’s) !!!.
    Why ???, I need my account (To open and to use it) !!!. Please, help me to Decide (To Solve), my problem !!!. Please send to me, on my –
    Alternative – E – mail address:- {email address removed} new password, to open my account:- {email address removed} Thanks.

    yours – Mr. Iordane Pkhakadze,
    date:- 11. 02. 2015

  31. hey i closed a month ago my old email (hotmail) and just now i re opened it and it said before that that there has been someone maybe trying to use it and i had to get a message in my phone and open it with that. And now that i have opened it there is 2 emails from tumblr that someone in there is following me and i was like wtf i have never created an account in there and doesnt even know for sure what that place is. So i went to tumblr.com and pressed ‘forgot my password?’ thing and then it asked my email so i put my old email there. and then email comes from tumblr to change someones tumblr password and i did it. then i singed in there and i was in someones tumblr account. what should i do

    • Nothing. I’d ignore the tumblr account completely. It is someone else’s but since they specified the wrong email address (yours) they have no way to get it back.

  32. I tried to create create Google account for some people using my phone but it couldn’t open the page where I can create Google so it opened a black page that says create Google account but I clicked “new” not “existing”. I filled the form but I could not require DoB, phone number, gender, and a verification code. I thought everything was fine but now my problem is that I am the one who is receiving those people’s emails in my phone. I don’t know how can I fix this, I want these emails to go straight to their phones not mine. I did not wanna add accounts to my existing account.

    • That would require adding that account to your friend’s phone’s email app and deleting it from your phone’s app.

    • Emails don’t GO TO your phone. Your phone GOES OUT and fetches the email. So delete the account from your phone, and have them login to the account on their phones.

  33. I opened a new outlook.com email account recently.
    I omitted to give it the Display Name I wanted.
    Now (of course) when I send an email the recipient doesn’t see the intended business Name, but my actual Personal Name.
    I’ve changed all Profile details to remove my Personal Name, deleted all emails received (by me, to a test email account) Amended the Contact list in both sending and receiving accounts & STILL when I send emails the recipient gets an email from my Personal Name!
    How can I sort this. Do I have to close the account, then wait 90 days a d hope to re-occur the account as if someone else? Arrgh! Please help.

    • You can still change the display name, don’t have to close the account. You need to go to settings and then look for that particular email account. Outlook has the ability to send and receive for several accounts, so if you have one it’s hard to see because it’s a list of one. Click into that email and you’ll find the place for display name.

  34. Hi leo
    I’ve got a hotmail account and have added another one with if i delete the one I added will the other person lose the same hotmail account as well or will they still have it please as i want tp delete my hotmail app please reply to {removed}@gmail.com with the answer is to this question thank you

  35. hi!i want to recover my old terminated email yahoo account please help i have some important emails in there.
    ({removed}@yahoo.com)

    • Posting an email address or a phone number on a web form is an invitation to spammers.
      If your account had been terminated, it’s likely those emails have been permanently deleted.

  36. I checked my Skype account for replies to messages about 30 minutes ago and got into my account ok. My son set up the account for me on my iPad in 2010 and all I had to do was clock on the Skype icon to get access. I do not know what email address he registered or the password he used. I sent a message to myself on Skype from my iPhone to check the alerts were working – they were but now I cannot get back in the account and am being asked for email account and password. Help please.

    • {removed}

      I have tried again to sign in from my iPad – went into settings and it says “sign in automatically ” which might explain why I cannot give my email address and password which are now being requested !

  37. I had to look into this…

    I recently got myself a new email inspired by a book I read in which one of the characters uses a yahoo account. Assumed it would be taken, but surprisingly I got it.

    Today, though, I got an email from some sort of website for Momiji dolls (which, given my personal interests and such, I thought I’d mistakenly signed up for some newsletter on a random email…..) But It went to the new email and it wasn’t a site I’ve ever been to before…. so I was a little confused.

    All in All, I guess that yes. Emails from subscriptions/newsletters on websites will keep coming into the email even after it’s been reclaimed by a new person. Assuming the last person who had this email and abandoned it signed up for those newsletters. Found this interesting, honestly and thanks to this article I got a little bit of insight as to why I was getting stuff from sites I hadn’t been on.

  38. I tried to recover my old yahoo email three years ago. I have new emails coming in since 2014, using the same email address. But all previous emails are gone (no folders either; no emails in trash – no record of anything). EXCEPT that I noticed my CONTACTS are still intact. So Yahoo deleted all my emails after inactivity, but retained my contacts? Desperate to find hope that somewhere, somehow, my emails can be retrieved…

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