How To Delete Your Craigslist Account

Simplest - Send a legal email

Did you know that companies respond to lawyers more than to their users? Have a lawyer send an email on your behalf requesting deletion.

Send legal email

To delete your Craigslist account you must email and request that your entire account be deleted. Or you can fill out a direct request to craigslist. To fill out a direct request, follow the steps below.

Delete Craigslist - Website - Slides & Instructions

Step #1:

Click here to open the Craigslist contact us page. Type your email address

Craigslist-Delete account from website. Step 1: login to Craigslist

Step #2:

Type a deletion request and click send message

Craigslist-Delete account from website. Step 2: send deletion request

Please note, Craigslist offers no guarantee that your account will be deleted. Due to this, It is suggested that you go into your account settings and change or delete all of your personal information, especially your email, so it can no longer personally identify you.

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Questions & Answers

What happens when I deactivate my account?

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.

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

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. Login to 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.