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Recycle usernames that were barely used/ created and deleted quickly

Recycle usernames that were only used for a short period before being deleted.

On a lot of websites common usernames are used up by people who sign up to try the service out and just delete the account.

Please consider making these usernames available once again.

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      • Pissed Off commented  · 

        So because a bunch of lazy pricks can't be bothered to tie up lose ends when they shut down/delete an email account, we have to resort to using names like john.f_cking_malkovich498204@protonmail.com.

        And to the person suggesting everyone just purchase a private domain.... Yeah, because you're really gonna get the same bloody quality as with a managed email provider, aren't you.

        I noticed that's what you must be doing... otherwise you'd be concerned about protonmail recycling email accounts.... oh wait.............

      • John commented  · 

        Impersonation

      • Uno commented  · 

        ProtonMail should have the option when you are going to delete an account of free/liberate the username

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Please don't implement this idea. The point of this service is secure email and private communications any reuse of a username is a huge privacy breach that would be opened. I'm a paying customer for the reasons of security and privacy but if something as obvious as usernames being re-released became policy I would not hesitate to move to an alternate provider.

      • [Deleted User] commented  · 

        Please do, - I noticed, when creating my account, that Protonmail has become very "Yahoo'd", ie: nary a single available username without resorting to names like ******************************* which, to say the least, does not look very good and is likely to get your emails instantly sent to the Spam folder or blacklisted.

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