How to Delete a Yahoo Email ID From Computer Memory

by Nicholas Smith
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If you have visited Yahoo's website and noticed that your Yahoo ID is automatically filled in, it is likely that the ID is stored within your Web browser to prevent you from having to enter it each time you visit Yahoo's website. Usernames are stored by browsers, so you must clear the stored ID from the specific browser you are using, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Launch Internet Explorer, click the gear-shaped Tools button, select "Internet Options," click "Content," and then click "Settings."

Step 2

Select "Delete AutoComplete History," select "Form Data," and then choose "Passwords."

Click "Delete," and then "OK" twice.

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Launch Firefox, click "Tools," select "Options," and then click "Security."

Step 2

Select the "Security" tab, click "Saved Passwords," and then click "View Saved Passwords."

Delete the entries associated with Do not merely uncheck "Remember Passwords," as you are attempting to delete the username from memory, not just the password.

Google Chrome

Step 1

Launch Google Chrome

Step 2

Click "Menu," select "Settings," and then click "Show Advanced Settings."

Click "Manage Saved Passwords" in the "Passwords and Forms" section, and then click the "X" next to the Yahoo entry.


  • Information in this article applies to Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 20.0.1 and Google Chrome version 26. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions.


Photo Credits

  • Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

About the Author

Nicholas Smith has written political articles for, "The Daily Californian" and other publications since 2004. He is a former commissioner with the city of Berkeley, Calif. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California-Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law.

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