How To Deactivate Your Craigslist Account

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Craigslist offers an easy option to deactivate your account. Deactivation pauses your account so its not longer accessible but it does not actually delete your information. If you would like to completely delete your account you will need to contact customer service and request that your entire account be deleted. To deactivate your account follow the steps below.

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Craigslist-Deactivate Account from Website. Step 1: login to Craigslist
Craigslist-Deactivate Account from Website. Step 2: Click settings
Craigslist-Deactivate Account from Website. Step 3: Click deactivate account
Craigslist-Deactivate Account from Website. Step 4: Click click here to continue
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Please note, you cannot use the same email address to sign up for another account.

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Question:
What happens when I deactivate my account?
Answer:

Deactivation is very similar to deletion. Active free ads will be removed from the public craigslist listings. You will no longer be able to edit / access previously posted ads. You will not be able to use this account's email address to open a new account.

Question:
Why should I change my personal data prior to deleting or deactivating my account?
Answer:

Becuase Craigslist isn't required to follow requests to delete an account without specific reasons. So, it is recommended that you change or delete all your personal information prior to deleting or deactivating your account. Log into your account settings and delete any prior posts, change your name, and take away your primary email if you can by replacing it with a non-relevant one.

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