What Happens To Email or Social Accounts After We Die Internet

I am in a relationship with my mail account. My day starts with it and also ends. Sometimes I wonder, what will happen to it when I sleep for ever? Well, on a serious note, someone’s email account is the evidence of many crucial aspects in his/her life. You can know much about him going through the email account, and it can definitely help in making a decision. So question arises, how someone else can get access of the mail account of a person who has already died. Are you eager about it? Here we have taken a dig.

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Getting Access For The Gmail Account Of Someone Who Is Dead:

If you know someone gets dead, and you want to have access for his mail account, then you have to send a fax to Google with detail information. You can mail Google as well about this.

The fax/mail should contain your complete name, physical address, and active email address for verification purpose. You have to send them the Xerox copy of your driving license or an identity proof issued by the national government. In addition, you have to send them the death certificate, an email having the complete information which can act as a proof that the dead person mailed you.

Here we provided the address below to which you have to send the above details.


Google Inc.

Attention: Gmail User Support- Decedents’ Accounts

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway

Mountain View, CA 94043

Fax: 650-644-0358

Google generally takes approximately thirty days of time to examine and channel the documents that you have sent. And, everything is in accordance the way it has been asked, then your wish can definitely be fulfilled.

Getting Access for Hotmail Account:

In the same way, if you want the authorization of the mail account of a dead person, then you have to fax the Hotmail authorities the documents like, a Xerox copy of the death certificate of the user, official procedure proving that you are the patron to the deceased person’s properties. In addition, you have to send them the details like a photo copy of the driving license; a government authorized id proof, physical address, and mail address, date of birth, city, and state with complete codes.  You have to gather information of the day when the account was first made and the last day of its access.

All these information have to be sent at the address given below.


Microsoft Corp.

Attn: Online Services Custodian of Records

1065 La Avenida, Building 4

Mountain View, CA, 94043

Fax No.425-708-0096.

However, if the deceased person has a Yahoo account, then you have no way available. The account is deactivated after six months.

Having Access For The Facebook Account Of The Demised Person:

There is no way available you can have access of the Facebook profile of a person who has died. When a person dies, Facebook makes the account of the dead person as a memorial page by deleting the sensitive stuffs. It makes the settings such that no friend can view it.

What Happens To Email or Social Accounts After We Die
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