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What to do if you receive a message that your eBay account is lock due to inactivity?

If you haven't used your eBay account for a long time, this may happen to you. You will receive a message that due to inactivity your account is lock and that will be the reason why you will not be able to log in or use your account.

To solve this, you will need to go the link provided below:


If you notice that the phone number in that page is not yours or you already have a different phone number you can update it by simply clicking the update link (in blue) to change your phone number on file.

Then once you updated your phone number please choose either "call now" or "call in one minute" if you are using dial up connection. Then please click the place call button and you will receive the automated call. You will receive the pin that you need to re activate your account.

Hope this helps! Have a great day! Please don't forget to rate. If you have questions please let me know by clicking the ask button under my user name. Thanks!

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email acct. deactivated

Just open a new account and use your old password. $ months is a long time to not check your email. With all of the email accounts on their servers, space is limited, so they watch for inactivity.

Jun 27, 2017 | Computers & Internet

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Hi Just wondering if you can help me? I set up a

This is what happens to inactive accounts

If you haven't signed in for the last 270 days, I'm sorry to inform you that your account has been marked as inactive. Free Windows Hotmail accounts become inactive if you don't sign in for more than 270 daysVIA WEB BROWSERor within the first 10 days after signing upVIA WEB BROWSERfor an account.

After an account becomes inactive, all messages, folders, and contacts are deleted. Incoming messages will be sent back to the sender as undeliverable.Your account name is still reserved. However, if the account stays inactive for an additional 90 days, the account name may be permanently deleted.

If you don't use your Windows Live ID for 365 days, your Windows Live ID will be permanently deleted and the address will be put back into available addresses.

sorry to break the bad news to you though

Sep 26, 2013 | hotmail.com

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my yahoo account has been locked

Hi and welcome to FixYa!

did you receive a notification message from yahoo that your account is locked? if yes, the locking time is 24hours. The account that is locked is due to multiple log ins using a wrong password. and locks after 3 or so attempts.

Wait until the lock time limit had lapsed, then log in again using the correct password.]

You may need to try and log in and hit Forgot My Password if you cannot log in again when your account is unlocked. Do not lock yourself out again, do not attempt password more than twice if you know it won't work. Each time you try to log into your account, it may restart your time and lock it down again during the waiting period.

Do NOT touch it for at least 24 hours.

If you wish to change your password after this period;

Go to yahoo.com

click sign in;

click i cannot access my account;

click forgot password,

click next

Enter in your email address, the security code and try to reset your password. You can also use your alternate email address, or security questions for this.

Then try and sign in again.


Sep 12, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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i cannot log-in my yahoo mail i recieved this meaages 554 error no yahoo account exist. what happened

There could be a multitude of reasons for this error message.
Have you had the account for a long time but have not used it recently? It could have been deleted due to inactivity. Many web mail services do this periodically in order to keep as much server space open as possible.
It is also possible that your account was hacked and used for some sort of illegal activity. If this is the case, you may be able to recover your account.
The first thing I would do is to contact yahoo customer service. You can easily set up another e-mail account at Yahoo or another service such as Google mail.

May 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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A month ago my ebay account was locked due to someone else hacking into it, ever since then I do not get any e-mails from ebay even though they are sent. Is there a way this can be fixed??

hi thanks for using fixya!

Perhaps, due to the illegal hacking of your ebay account, perhaps the person changed something in the settings of your ebay so that you're not able to receive any emails from ebay anymore.

If you need further assistance, let me know.

Apr 26, 2009 | Yahoo Mail

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