I signed for Yahoo mail, and made a Facebook account using it years ago. I suffered a head injury, which made my memory really bad. Now, I have no way of remembering that email address, and that FB has been deactivated for years. Could someone possibly reclaim my old email address, and then use it to access my old FB? Thanks

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    I can’t find an official help page, so I will not post it as an answer, but yes, someone can reclaim your old email address if it was not used for years and theoretically could access your old Facebook account.
    – Alex
    Mar 4, 2020 at 12:21
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    Thanks for your reply. Apparently, Yahoo and Facebook have developed a way to avoid this. I'm not sure, though. computerworld.com/article/2838283/… Mar 4, 2020 at 15:19
  • PS how can I get more answers for this? Thanks Mar 5, 2020 at 12:31

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Yes, if your account has not been used for years and has this yahoo.com extension, it may be available for use by new users.


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