How to Remove a Craigslist Account

If you want to create and manage posts on Craigslist, the website recommends signing up for a user account. If you've decided to discontinue using Craigslist, or need to delete an unused account, ending your relationship with the website requires deleting all posts, sending an e-mail and potentially waiting for the account to expire from inactivity. After deleting a Craigslist account, you can still browse ads on the website, respond to posts and create posts.

Click on "My Account" on the left side of the Craigslist home page.

Log in to your account by typing your e-mail or Craigslist handle and password into the corresponding text box. Press "Log In."

Click on the "Manage" link located to the left of to all "Active," "Pending" and "Expired" posts. Click on "Delete" at the top of each post to remove the posting from Craigslist. All posts must be deleted to remove your account.

Click on the "Settings" link at the top of the page. Choose the "Change" link located after your e-mail address.

Scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on the "Help" e-mail address listed. This will open a new e-mail message in your default e-mail program.

Write a brief message stating you would like your Craigslist account cancelled.

Wait for an account cancellation response from the Craigslist customer support team or for the account to naturally expire from inactivity.


Craigslist does not offer an option to cancel an account on the company's website.

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Angela Tague writes marketing content and journalistic pieces for major brands including Bounty, The Nest, Lowe's Home Improvement and Hidden Valley. She also provides feature content to newspapers and writes health and beauty blogs for Daily Glow, Everyday Health and Walgreens. Tague graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications in 1999.