I just had to verify an Instagram account and noticed that the Yahoo email address I have attached to that account no longer exists. It’s gone. When I send an email to it, I get an error bounce back saying that the mailbox is deactivated. I have bought these accounts in bulk and after checking, I found that a whole group of accounts have the same problem. I actively focus on keeping the accounts active by sending emails from them. The last time I did that was 99 days.
I understand that technically there can be a 90-day inactivity problem but then you can always reactivate your account. Now, I don’t even have an option to do that. When I type in the email address, all I get is “Sorry, we don’t recognise this email.” Has anyone else experienced this before? I can only think of two options, either they got hacked and the password was changed (but then it should tell me that my password is incorrect) or Yahoo deleted them because I was “abusing” them. I only use them for my Instagram, so am really not sure what’s going on here. The problem is now that I will lose a ton of IG accounts through this as well because I can’t verify them anymore. I’m really at a loss at the moment. I know it’s not really a technical bug because there are some other Yahoo email accounts I have that are still recognized.