Yahoo is now recycling handles

Royce Williams royce at
Thu Sep 5 21:07:48 UTC 2013

On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:28 AM, Kee Hinckley <nazgul at> wrote:
> On Sep 4, 2013, at 9:47 PM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at> wrote:
>> I've got to apologize publicly to Yahoo! here as part of my issue was my own stupidity.  It appears in the past I've had multiple Yahoo! ID's and I was
> I, on the other hand, need someone from Yahoo! to contact me, because I decided to test their "email wishlist" feature. Repeated attempts got me nothing but a message saying that my credit card information was incorrect. But when I checked my bill this morning, I have three fifty cent charges against my account (one for each time I revalidated my email address while attempting to use their form). There's no contact page on, despite the fact that it's an ecommerce page that takes credit cards, and there's no apparent way to contact a human from the main yahoo page. I can always ask my credit card company to refuse the charges, but if Yahoo! is charging credit cards and not providing services, I think someone there needs to know there's a problem. Never mind taking credit card numbers and providing no customer support.

And it's not an isolated incident -- the exact same thing happened to
me last night as well.


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