Reasons Yahoo deactivates or deletes an account
Depending on your account's history, it's possible for it to be removed from Yahoo and become inaccessible. You can always sign up for a new Yahoo account, just keep in mind that your old Yahoo ID may not be available for you to use. These actions can result in an account being deleted:
- You requested that your account be deleted.
- You did not sign into your account within 12 months.
- Your account was used in a way that violates our Terms of Service.
Confirm if your account is deleted - Use the Sign-in Helper. If your account doesn't exist anymore, you'll get a prompt indicating that it's been deactivated or that you can't reset your password online.