I have a free webmail account that I have been using for around ten years now. Over the past two years I have almost phased out using this address.
I have concerns around accounts that I may have created on forums and other sites like eBay etc that I may have lost track of over the years that are either now inactive or "closed".
If I close this email account, then someone signs up using the same username then attempts to sign up to one of these sites, they might end up doing a password reset or reactivating my old account and getting my old history etc there?
Is it safe to close this account? Or would it be better to keep it active but not in use?