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Yahoo email deleted

by theallmighty / July 4, 2014 6:42 AM PDT

Last month I go and try to login to my Yahoo account. It wouldn't go. So then I tried to reset my password, which was a pain, having to wait for them to send me an email link to change it. Which is so stupid. No one else does that.

Anyway, they email me back saying that there was suspicious activity on my account. So they are deleting my account.
I asked them what kind. They said that they couldn't say.
That I should read the TOS. Like that helps. They won't even tell me what I have supposedly did.
Then I asked again what did I do. Then they say that, something along the lines of, only talking to the authorizes.

I had this account for 10+ years. I use it for my banking info. Now I do not remember my bank or credit cards password. The only way to have those passwords is if they send me an email link to reset them.
But I have no access to my email, so now I can't use my bank accounts online now.

What can be done to get back my access?
Anyone knows anyone email address that work at Yahoo.
I'll go and EECB them, see if I can get an answer that way.

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Sadly this is between you and them. But
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2014 6:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Yahoo email deleted

In the future you need to backup what you can't lose. Cloud storage is what it is, (yes this is a cloud service) and if you don't back it up, you can lose it in minutes.

Nod to Thunderbird and again backups.

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Can't backup
by theallmighty / July 4, 2014 9:28 AM PDT

This is webmail. You can't backup.

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Really? Then explain why folk get it done. One of many?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2014 9:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Can't backup

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That's not a backup
by theallmighty / July 4, 2014 11:45 PM PDT

How can you backup something that has been deleted?
I never mentioned anything about backing up. Or ever asked about an email client.

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Re: backup
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 4, 2014 11:54 PM PDT
In reply to: That's not a backup

What Bob suggested is that one should make a backup of something one doesn't like to lose (like your passwords) BEFORE it is accidentally removed, deleted or corrupted.

It's like losing the only key for your house, when you forgot to make a copy and save it with your parents (or children, depending on your age) or best friend or trusted neighbour.


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I know
by theallmighty / July 5, 2014 9:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: backup

I know what he said and what he's talking about. But I never asked about backups. You can't back up after the fact.

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You may not have asked.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2014 1:34 AM PDT
In reply to: I know

We only lose what we don't backup. There are tomes about this so when you wrote I couldn't backup cloud email, I thought we better find out if that was true.

To get your content back you have to think about who has it and what it takes to get it back. Just like Kees noted,

-> About the bank reset. Next up is to head to the bank's physical office and if they can't take care of this then you use the nuclear option of closing the account and making a new one.

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I would, but
by theallmighty / July 7, 2014 5:56 AM PDT

I would go to the bank. But I owe them money.
At least no one has access to that email. So far it wasn't deleted. I can still send an email to that address, and it won't get bounced.

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I hear shoes dropping.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2014 7:10 AM PDT
In reply to: I would, but

As in, let's hope you get all that sorted out soon.

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they only do this when
by James Denison / July 7, 2014 11:07 AM PDT
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some lawful authority has contacted them. Time to run?

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