Understanding Computers/Online Status


This may seem like a stupid question but what happens to e-mail addresses when the subscriber expires?  Is there a time limit when an address has no activity that it is automatically deactivated?  The same for facebook accounts.  I can envision receiving solicitations and sales offers long after I have passed on.

Hello John:
Thanks for asking this question.

When email address (email account) is expired by subscriber, the activity of this account (sending and receiving) will not be in operational (suspended).  If someone sends the email to the expired (i.e. invalid) email account, the sender's message will be bounced and the sender will be notified of un-deliverable message.  The effect could be immediate, but I am not sure of grace period (i.e. accept for some time).  This may be a little bit different among email providers, but you can test it if you are concerned of details.  

For instance, if you have been in the college for some years, and when you graduate, the email account will be expired like one month after the graduation.  If you try to send email to your previous college email account, you will get the bounced message.

I hope this helps, but if you are considering to expire it because of personal or financial purpose, I recommend you to read terms and account details.

Thanks, and hope this helps you.  

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