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Category: Email
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Experience:  Ten years of computer software and hardware support; Windows 10 8 7 Vista XP & Mac.
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Up until late July of 2015 I held a gmail account under the

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My name is***** and up until late July of 2015 I held a gmail account under the mikebarry951 user name. Due to personal reasons I closed that account but now have need to re-open it. I understand all old sent/received e-mails and contacts in that account at time of closing are now gone, no way to retrieve those but that's OK, I can accept it.
I've tried simply opening a new account under that same user name but was told it's in use. Highly unlikely somone else is using that so I assume it's your system reserving the name fiir a period of time.
Can you advise if I can re-open***@******.***? Password ***** ***** a problem, I can either uuse my old one or set a new one, unimportant to me.
Please advise. I can be reached at***@******.*** or(###) ###-####
Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Email
Expert:  Viet - Email Tech replied 1 year ago.


I'm sorry about the issue. Unfortunately, per Google / Gmail's policy, once an account is deleted, it can never be used again. Reference:

So you would have to create a new gmail account if you need (or create a new yahoo or hotmail or outlook or aol, etc. email address with similar username)

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