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)

  • We're talking about the late 90s, so that's in another life.
    – Luk
    Commented Jun 12, 2014 at 13:51

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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.

  • 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
    Commented Apr 30, 2011 at 16:27
  • AFAIK, my date on my profile matches when I signed up, so...glad to help! :)
    – studiohack
    Commented Apr 30, 2011 at 16:30
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    Yahoo Pulse no longer exists and this no longer works.
    – Hugo
    Commented Jun 13, 2014 at 10:59

You need to get into the privacy dashboard to see this information now.

To do this, go to your account → Preferences and click on the Privacy Dashboard link under MY LOCATIONS. There, under YOUR ACCOUNTYour products, the first box should show you the date since you are a member.

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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
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 8:18
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    This no longer works.
    – Burgi
    Commented Mar 20, 2019 at 13:12

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
    Commented Apr 30, 2011 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
    Commented Dec 8, 2011 at 21:27

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