Get out of Plaxo free – how to delete your Plaxo account

May 15, 2008

Get out of Plaxo free
Buh bye, Plaxo!

I’ve been a little hesitant about Plaxo from the beginning — I’m a little shy about where I share my information (let alone the information of everybody in my address book), but it looked reasonably trustworthy, and — if it caught on — it could be a good way to be sure I kept my address book in sync with everybody’s changing information.

It worked okay for that at first, despite some problems with their OS X sync program (it would occasionally go nuts and eat up a bunch of CPU).

A couple of days ago, however, I started getting “spam” contact requests from Plaxo — unsolicited requests from people I’ve never heard of wanting me to “friend them up” on Plaxo. Ummm. No thanks — this isn’t my Twitter account, it’s my primary contact info.

The last straw was yesterday — Plaxo was acquired by Comcast. The way Comcast has been thumbing its nose lately at “net neutrality”, the last thing I wanted to do was give them an invitation to do a “deep packet inspection” on the details of everybody in my address book.

The problem, as usual, was finding a link to actually delete my record. Fortunately Twitter came through again, and provided this link, complements of @leolaporte. Thanks Leo!

If you click that link, you’ll be taken to a page to permanently delete your Plaxo account — today anyway. There’s every possibility this address will change, so if you’re looking at this a month from now, there’s no guarantees.

In the meantime, however, if you are looking for a way to get out of Plaxo, here’s your chance.

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8 Responses to “Get out of Plaxo free – how to delete your Plaxo account”

  1. Corey on July 28th, 2008 7:57 am

    Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks!

  2. Vicky Ehringer on September 25th, 2008 9:04 pm

    do not remember password I can’t do anything

  3. kiadokht on April 29th, 2010 9:05 am

    I want remove my profile .

  4. Barbara Jo Jackson on June 19th, 2010 10:28 am

    I got confused and somehow lost info that I had already entered. Did’nt know how to get back to where I started. So, I though I would delete and try again at a later date,

  5. Barbara Scalzo on December 2nd, 2010 3:58 pm

    I want to delete my account and I am having a hard time please respond

  6. Charles McNeil on December 17th, 2010 6:22 pm

    I would like to delete Plaxo account, but I cannot seem to do it, could you help me.
    Charles McNeil´s last blog post ..Questions Linger in Students Death

  7. kenneth gegg on March 28th, 2011 12:54 am


  8. libby on January 15th, 2012 11:43 am

    CANCEL MY ACCOUNT…I have done it so many times and I keep getting your STUFF!!! don’t want it, don’t need it DELETE IT!! NOW!!!!

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