How to Write a Mail (Sample) to Delete An Online Account

How To Write A Mail To Delete An Online Account

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Nowadays, if someone tells you to "delete your account", it's usually not because they are worried about your internet privacy. Nevertheless, you may want to delete online accounts you haven't used in a while. Your old accounts are vulnerable to hackers, and any information you leave lying around could expose you to identity theft, financial loss, and account takeovers.


But as anyone who has tried to delete an online account can attest, it's not always as simple as logging into the website and clicking "delete account" in the settings. Many sites now hide their account deletion methods within a maze of web page links, while others don't allow you to delete your account without imposing an archaic rigamarole, such as sending a support email.

This being the case, you may need to send an account deletion email to the company requesting account deletion.

There are five (5) ways in which an account created online can be deleted, cancelled or terminated. These five (5) ways are as follows:

  1. Calling customer service/support on the cell phone to delete your account
  2. Talking to customer service/support to delete your online account.
  3. Deleting your account through the company's official website.
  4. Drafting and sending an email to the company requesting them to delete your online account.
  5. No use of an online account for a relatively long period, after which the account may be permanently deleted. (This is true for some special account types).

Meanwhile, in this article, therefore, we will give you "a sample on how to write a mail to delete an online account", which is NO. 4 as indicated above.

Here is a Sample on How to Write a Mail to Delete An Online Account

SUBJECT: Request To Delete My Account From Your Database

Dear (Company Name) Team,


I have an account in your database with the name ……………. and the email address that is linked to the account is ………………..Meanwhile, for some reasons, I have decided not to use the account again, therefore I request that you kindly delete my account from your database and also wipe all notifications if any.

Your Name
Email Account
Phone Number

NOTE: The name, email address and phone number to be included in the email must be linked to the account you wish to delete. This will provide evidence that you are the true owner of the account.

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