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Recycled Yahoo IDs are now up for grabs

By Shawn Knight
Jul 15, 2013
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  1. Yahoo on Monday officially opened the flood gates to allow users to claim a more desirable username that was once owned by someone else. Users have from now until August 7 to request their top five choices for a new...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,147   +1,532

    Anyone interested in the ID, "Imasucker" for using Yahoo?
     
  3. Whats the email for cool people then my friend, enlighten me
     
  4. drjekel_mrhyde

    drjekel_mrhyde TS Rookie Posts: 101   +7

    So people won't mind getting spam meant for someone else
     
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    I feel bad for any people who lost their email!
     
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,225   +777

    I'd take the name "edwardsnowden" then subscribe to all the spam sites I can find, sit back and watch the NSA falling all over themselves, eagerly reading all my trash. They'd be so busy reading my junk they'd forget to read everybody else's mails.
     
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,354   +109

    If they haven't used it for a period longer than a year... I'm pretty sure they don't even care.

    They had a huge exodus when hotmail first showed up, then it happened the same with gmail. I wouldn't care if my Yahoo account got erased, I still get some mail there (mostly spam) but I still wouldn't care.
     
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,035   +914

    Yeah, but it should have been 2-3 years instead.
     
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,147   +1,532

    Seriously I don't think there would have been a big difference, in the number of resets if they had. So I'm inclined to agree with you.
     
  10. I'd like to receive a password recovery email from Playboy. Only facebook was certain so far.
     


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