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I'm trying to estimate how old my Yahoo! account is, but I can't find this information anywhere on my profile. Any idea on where this could be displayed or a way to guess it? Unfortunately, there's no old mail there to help me estimating it.

(It's the first account I've registered, ever, so I'm curious :D)

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Obviously a big ask, given the interval, but can you remember why you set up the account/who you first contacted? Does someone else know when they first heard from you through Yahoo! – pnuts Apr 29 '14 at 12:44
We're talking about the late 90s, so that's in another life. – Luk Jun 12 '14 at 13:51
True, but in the mid 90’s it had enough novelty value that I can remember who received my first e-mail. – pnuts Jun 12 '14 at 14:06
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Go to:


and click "Profile" on the left-hand side navigation. It will bring up your Yahoo! Profile page. In the upper right-hand corner, there is some small text that says Member since: ab/cd/efgh.

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Thanks! Although the date seems incorrect (it states 2000 but I recall registering it before that), I guess they migrated the account at some point and the date was lost. Too bad! – Luk Apr 30 '11 at 16:27
AFAIK, my date on my profile matches when I signed up, so...glad to help! :) – studiohack Apr 30 '11 at 16:30
Yahoo Pulse no longer exists and this no longer works. – Hugo Jun 13 '14 at 10:59

Go to this link. It will create the following query for the Yahoo database:

select * from social.profile where guid=me

Click the "Test" button and it will return some XML. Then find (ctrl+F) the tag called MemberSince and you've got your date.

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It should be mentioned that you need to be logged in for this to work. – Burgi Jun 6 at 8:18

You could go to your sent folder or inbox and find the oldest email there.

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Unfortunately, all my emails were apparently deleted by Yahoo at some point – Luk Apr 30 '11 at 16:25
@Luk They deleted the e-mails most probably due to lack of activity for a long period of time. I encoutered this issue too with my Hotmail account. – user15457 Dec 8 '11 at 21:27
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