San Francisco: Yahoo is allowing people to place claims on inactive email addresses that are being given a second life.
The opportunity to request the identifications began Monday afternoon and will extend through Aug. 7. Up to five different names can be submitted at http://wishlist.yahoo.com .
Yahoo Inc. says a substantial number of old email IDs are being made available, but isn't providing specifics.
The email IDs are being released a month after the Sunnyvale, California, company notified users that they would have 30 days to log into an inactive account if they wanted to keep it.