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8/19/13
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Heelllllooooo

What does google do to inactive accounts (extra questions also)

I have some google+ accounts that I have forgotten the usernames for and the recovery gmail is deleted.
I'm wondering what happens to inactive google+ accounts. I don't log into those accounts anymore, but I do have things subscribed to them so those accounts will receive mail.
I don't really have a need for those accounts anymore and I'm afraid of hacking, so I thought that it'll be best if those accounts were deleted.
But it had said that google+ accounts MAY be deleted after 9 months. What does it mean by may (is there a 50/50 chance that it won't be deleted)?
2 of hose accounts haven't been used by me for at least 2 years, but mail is still being sent to them, will google delete these type of accounts?
Also, I'm afraid of a hacker logging into my accounts (I have been hacked before on an account with a lot of private information, so I deleted that account, which was the recovery gmail), if google notices that I'm logged in suddenly in a different place after some time of inactivity, will it do something about it? I don't want my accounts to get me into any type of trouble because of hacking. I've never given away my password before (its pretty easy to guess though since all of my passwords are the same), so I'm wondering if there's still a chance of me getting hacked like previously on my former main account.
So what does google do to inactive accounts? Please explain in detail...
Also, what will google do if they notice that I suddenly logged in after a long time of inactivity in another location?
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8/19/13
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spam.b.gone
You can only close an account 'from the inside' so you've got to be able to log in to shut it down.
I guess you can try the 'cannot access' link on the login page (before you log in).


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8/20/13
Original Poster
Heelllllooooo
Sorry, I replied on my other account (the message above that I've deleted)
Anyways.
What does google do to inactive accounts though? Do they disable it after 9months? (Please explain too, because I've heard that people who have been disabled couldn't log into their account anymore, yet others can log in even after being disabled)
Also, before my recovery account was deleted, I got a message from google saying someone from china was trying to log into my account. Of course, I changed the password to that account (let's name that account, account A). But I'm afraid that the same person from china might try to hack into account A again. (One of the reasons I deleted my recovery gmail was because I was afraid that the hacker of account A might hack into my main, the recovery gmail).
What will google do if they notice hacker activity and the recovery gmail is deleted? Will they also disable the account then?
(NOTE: I DO NOT KNOW THE USERNAME TO ACCOUNT A, AND HAVE NO ACCESS TO THE RECOVERY GMAIL...I'm just trying to find out what happens to a disabled account, do you send a request to the main account to recover it again?
8/20/13
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spam.b.gone
If you can't access an account, you go to the login page and click on the link, as I posted above. Then you can try to get the account back.
Nobody can log into an account that was disabled; that's what disabled account means. Disabled = not available any more.
Only Google knows when and why they disable accounts. The policy says they 'may' disable after 9 months of inactivity, so for sure you can ignore your account for 9 months. What happens after that is up to Google. 'May' means 'perhaps', 'maybe yes, maybe no'. So maybe they delete it and maybe not.
So all in all, you should try the recovery.

8/20/13
Original Poster
Heelllllooooo
sorry for the late answer:
all in all, im trying to recover my gmail usernames that ive forgotten. But i cant use the recovery gmail because it was hacked and DELETED (its no longer recoverable).
i havent logged into those accounts for about 2 years now. Does google determine if they delete an account every 9 months?
NOTE: I CAN NOT USE THE RECOVERY GMAIL TO RECOVER THE USERNAMES BECAUSE MY RECOVERY GMAIL WAS HACKED AND DELETED.
8/20/13
Expert - Gold
icantchooseone

google may DELETE ( not disable ) accounts after 9 months if inactivity but they GENERALLY only do it to new UNUSED accounts 


 for the username i know you dont have the 1st option ( im just telling you them all ) :

click here

select forgot username , enter your recovery address , a list of any usernames associated with that recovery email address will be sent to the address you provided.

or

ask a friend who you emailed from that address

or

locate your original email from gmail when you created that address

no other way im afraid



 

8/21/13
Expert - Gold
icantchooseone
 Is that considered "unused?"

i dont work for google but my guess is no 

BUT even if it is considered "unused" - Google MAY not delete it , the TOS just says that they can if they choose to 
8/21/13
Original Poster
Heelllllooooo
Alright, thanks for all your help :)
8/21/13
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icantchooseone
my pleasure 
 
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