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How to Delete Yahoo Account Permanently? Top Guide for No Data Loss

Published By Ashwani Tiwari
Tej Pratap Shukla
Approved By Tej Pratap Shukla
Published On October 17th, 2023
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Are you fed up using the Yahoo mail? Is it difficult for you to move away from Yahoo mail due to the important data saved in it? Do you failed finding a prominent solution to get rid of the Yahoo mail and permanently remove Yahoo mail account from the mail server? Find simple solutions on how to delete Yahoo account permanently and immediately through the article written below. Also, get known what all data is being deleted and ways to save them locally.

The article in the below side is a solution step procedure guide listing how to terminate Yahoo email account immediately without a data being lost from your end. Read the article till it lasts to know all the possible procedure of permanent deletion of Yahoo emails immediately in 2019.

How to Delete Yahoo Account Permanently & Immediately?

  1. Visit Yahoo’s Terminating account Page:
  2. Login with Yahoo mail Credentials (username and password).
  3. Read the Termination forum and Click on Continue Deleting My Account.
Yahoo mail Termination forum
Delete Yahoo mail account Permanently

You will see a confirmation page if the Yahoo account is successfully deleted.

Please Note: Your Data will be saved in the Yahoo mail server and it will be deleted only after a time period of 90 days. If you wish to scrub all the data from the server before the time allotted for its removal, you can personally remove everything before deleting Yahoo account permanently. Say, Yahoo! emails, Flickr photos, Yahoo! Contacts, etc.

I know, how important are some emails within a personal email account. There might be some personal data as well. In such a case, its better you safeguard the email data to local hard drive with Yahoo Backup Tool. This way you can save each important mail at your end.

In case of deleting the emails from the Yahoo Mail, it just a simple task. The application provides a Delete After Download option that saves the emails locally and simultaneously deletes the emails within the Yahoo mail account permanently.

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Steps to Archive Yahoo Emails to Hard Drive

Step 1: Run Yahoo Archive Tool on your system and login with Yahoo account.

login to the tool

Step 2: Select an email format to archive Yahoo emails.

select email format

Step 3: Browse a location to save emails and opt. for delete after download option.

delete yahoo account emails automatically

Step 4: Click on Start button.

start the process

What All is Deleted from Account Through Yahoo Mail Termination Process

When you go through the aforementioned process to delete your Yahoo! account, you are terminating the following:

  • Yahoo! ID (which could, in the future, be claimed by someone else)
  • Yahoo! Mail data
  • Yahoo! Address Book data
  • Yahoo! Small Business data
  • Yahoo! GeoCities data
  • Yahoo! Briefcase data
  • My Yahoo! data
  • HotJobs data
  • Flickr account (including photo library, stats, and metadata)

These are much more than we assume to delete from our Yahoo mail account. You can have the saving procedures of Yahoo Address Book and Yahoo Mail Data from the coming sections.

Expert Note: Download and Save your Yahoo Address Book and Important Emails. They might be useful in future times. The retrieval process is much of trouble if no data is saved at your end and you delete Yahoo account permanently. So better to save your important data before removing your account from Yahoo mail server.

How to Save Yahoo Address Book To Local Hard Drive Immediately?

Saving the Yahoo Contacts on Computer system is the easiest part and it could be accomplished through the following

  1. Login to Yahoo mail Account (enter username and password).
  2. Click on the Contacts icon.
  3. Then, click on the three dots on the right () and select Export (CSV) option.
Yahoo Address Book export

This will start the Yahoo Contacts export to hard drive in CSV format. This CSV file is supported by Outlook and Thunderbird application. You don’t need any other application to save the Yahoo Address book and it is the direct method of saving Yahoo contacts at local end. Do you know how to delete Yahoo account permanently without losing a data? Move down to know the process for saving Yahoo emails.

How to Archive Yahoo Emails to Local Hard Drive?

There is no direct method available in Yahoo mail to download the emails on computer system. In this case, for manual processing, you can sync Yahoo mail to Outlook or Thunderbird and then save the data locally. Let us take down the steps to move Yahoo mail to Thunderbird and save Yahoo emails on local system drive.

Steps to Sync Yahoo Mail to Thunderbird

  • Open Mozilla Thunderbird application in the system.
  • Go to Tools option in Menu bar and select the Account Settings option.
Account settings option
  • A new window naming Account settings will open. In it, click on Account Actions and then, select Add Mail Account option.
Click on Add mail account option
  • Provide your Name, Yahoo Email Address, and then Password.
Yahoo account credentials add
  • Click on Connect button to authenticate the Yahoo credentials
Authenticate Yahoo credentials

Note: Click on Manual Config. to manually set the server configuration. Click on Re-test option to test the modified server configuration.

manual configuration of Yahoo server information
  • Choose POP account type
  • Click on Done to Authenticate Yahoo web mail.
Yahoo mail connect to Thunderbird

This will sync the Yahoo Mail account to Thunderbird application. Plus all of the Yahoo email folders will be shown on the Thunderbird folder panel. Once the sync between Yahoo emails to Thunderbird is completed, all emails will be shown on the Thunderbird application. This will create an MBOX file for each Yahoo mail folder on the system. Before you delete Yahoo account permanently, you can backup the Yahoo emails on computer hard drive.

In case of removing the emails from the Yahoo mail, it needs to be done manually. This would be a difficult task if the number of mail folders or emails are large in number. A better alternative to this is the Yahoo account backup program that is discussed above.


You may be using using Yahoo mail for a long time. Due to some reason you might be terminating the account forever. So to get an idea to what all done and learn how to delete Yahoo account permanently, the article provides the necessary steps of concern.


By Ashwani Tiwari

I am an Expert Technical Analyst, specialized in assisting users with complex technological challenges. Through my blogs and articles, I offer expert guidance to help tackle these technical issues effectively. My true passion lies in providing valuable insights and simplifying complicated technicalities, enhancing user understanding and confidence.