Why is this good?
This is good news because Yahoo will soon make those inactive ID's available to new users.
Why this complicates things?
In a statment made to Wired, Yahoo is taking precautions to securely close these accounts. The actions include:
- Sending bounce back emails to alert senders that the account has been deactivated and no longer exists.
- Automatically unsubscribing deactivated accounts from commercial email databases including newsletters and email alerts.
- Once deactivation is complete, they will send notification of these recycled accounts to merchants, financial institution, email providers, social networks and e-commerce sites.