PC Doctor December 14, 2020
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Dear PC Doctor:
How can I delete the email and Facebook accounts of my partner who has died? I do not have the passwords but I know the account names.
I am very sorry for your loss.
Your email provider could probably help you to delete that account. If it is a local company, like Crocker Communications, contact them directly and explain your situation. If it is a large national email service, like Yahoo, there will be instructions on the support page. If you do a search for “How do I delete my Yahoo account when I don’t know the password?” there is a snail mail address for the office whose job it is to help people delete accounts when a loved one has died.
Regarding Facebook, search for this: “How do I request the removal of a deceased family member’s Facebook account?” And you will be taken to their FAQ page. You will also be given the option to leave the page intact as a Memorialized Account.
I hope this helps.
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Posted: to Athol Library News on Mon, Dec 14, 2020
Updated: Mon, Dec 14, 2020