I was in a situation that keeps you thinking that the future is both exciting and ridiculous: A Peruvian teenager took my Netflix account. I discovered the theft when my wife contacted me complaining about being blocked from my account on streaming. When I asked for a new password, I realized that the email had been changed. This means that this thief had not just hacked my Netflix and wreaked havoc on my password algorithm, but it also compromised the email linked to my accounts.
The address was an old address I’d used in high school. This led me to think, how could I know for sure that this was a minor vulnerability and not a huge security risk? The hackers could be using my email to achieve different nefarious purposes. So I decided it was better to be safe than sorry and deleted the entire address.
Old email addresses on the web are ideal potential targets for scammers and hackers. Remove email accounts to avoid identity theft and fraud. Every email service has an entirely different system, and deleting all services is easy. However, do not expect immediate outcomes since it can take several months for permanent changes to become effective.
How can I remove an email account that isn’t being used?
Log into Your Google accounts settings. Choose “Data and personalization” from the menu on the left, then scroll down to “Download, delete, or make a plan for your data,” and then select “Delete a service or your account.”
When you delete an email account.
Visit your phone’s e-mail application and then tap “settings.
Next, ” Choose the one you wish to remove in the drop-down list available on the page for settings.
Then, click “Remove this Account” from the options available at the bottom of the screen.
How can I remove the old address from my email constantly popping up?
It is possible to remove the old address from your email list by taking the address from your database of prior recipients. To make this happen, head to Mail, click the Window menu and select Previous Recipients. Then, locate the old contact you wish to delete and click Remove from List.
Log into My Account.
On the left-hand right side, choose Data and personalization.
Scroll to the download, delete or plan your data section. Then click delete a service or account.
Click on the link to remove the service.
Input your account’s password to confirm your account.
Choose the trash option that is next to your Gmail option.
Enter an alternate email address, click”Send Verification,” and click.
Note: If you’re only cleaning out from your Gmail account, the new email address will be your brand new Google login username.
Connect to your alternative e-mail account (specified by step 7) and then open your Gmail Remove Confirmation email, and then click on the verification link contained within it.
Type your Google Account password under Password.
Click Verify to delete the contents of your Gmail account permanently.
How to delete a Yahoo account
In contrast to Google, Yahoo deletes all accounts linked to your login. This includes your email. Take these steps to do this:
Visit Yahoo’s “Delete user” page and log in.
Review the information about account termination and then click “Continue to delete my account.”
Fill in your email, and select “Yes, terminate this account.”
You can retrieve a deleted Yahoo account in as little as the period of 30 days (and up to 180 days in certain countries).
How to delete Outlook Account
Outlook could refer to the popular desktop email application and Outlook.com, a free service for the email provided by Microsoft (better defined as Outlook.com). Let’s begin by eliminating your email accounts from Outlook, the client for email.
The following steps will show you how to remove your email from Outlook 2013, 2016, and 2010:
Open Outlook and select File in the upper left corner of the screen.
Click on the Account Settings option and then select Settings once more.
Select the account that you want to get rid of and click Remove.
You can confirm your choice by pressing”Yes.”
To delete an Outlook.com account:
Open the following URL in your web browser: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=845493.
Review the information and select Next when you are the information is complete.
Click all checkboxes to affirm that you’ve read each of the most frequent consequences of closing your account.
Pick a reason you’d like to erase your personal information.
Select the Mark account to close button.
Microsoft offers its customers 60 days to reconsider their decision. However, after 60 days, your Microsoft account is shut down and cannot be recovered.
How do you delete the Hotmail account?
To remove an email from Hotmail mail, you’ll need to close down your entire Microsoft account, including all associated services. It comprises Skype user names, MSN email accounts, and Outlook emails. Here’s how:
Visit”Close Your Account” or the “Close your account” page and sign in with the account you wish to remove.
“Next” and click “Next,” then read the list and mark the boxes that confirm that you’ve read every item.
Click on the “Select a reason” dropdown menu, and select the reason for canceling your credit card.
Click “Mark account for closure.”
The account you have created will permanently be removed after 60 days.
Due to massive privacy and data protection regulations such as the GDPR in the EU, all email service providers permit users to delete their email accounts quickly. In this post, we’ve explained the steps to remove an account for email created by five different providers. Many other email providers have an identical process to delete emails.