Yahoo! recently announced that they were planning to "recycle" unused email addresses. I'll explain what that means, why it's important, and what you need to do.
As long as you’ve logged in to your Yahoo! account recently, you don’t need to worry about losing your Yahoo! email address. If you’re not certain, go log into it now, and you can “reset the clock,” so to speak.
I’m somewhat surprised that Yahoo! felt the need to make an announcement at all. I’m also surprised that some people are upset by this plan.
It’s something that many providers have been doing all along.
And it’s something that you should understand, even if you’ve never touched a Yahoo! account.