How to Delete an Old Email Address

By Michelle J. Wong

Email addresses: we have one for work, we have one for friends. We have one for shopping, and sometimes we have one for the dubious Internet deals into which we get sucked. Sometimes we get spammed so heavily we have to abandon one and get another. Sometimes our main address isn't professional enough, so we create a new one. Sometimes we just want to sign up with another service. Next thing you know, you have more addresses than you can keep track of. It's time to start deleting the ones we don't need.

Step 1

Access your Internet email provider in which you have the email account you wish to delete. Type your username, password and then click on the "Sign In" button.

Step 2

Locate your options button. With Yahoo and Gmail accounts, it is usually located on the upper right hand side of the page. Click on the dropdown menu and find the "Mail Options" button and click on it.

Step 3

Click on "Accounts," which should appear on your left top side; this depends on your email provider. Make sure you do not confuse the "Account" button with the account information option.

Step 4

Click on "Delete Account" and this should take care of getting rid of your email account.

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