Hello, this is capr20 again. The link above to close only a youtube account instructs us to sign in, click on the user name, click on Settings, click on Manage Account, and click the Close Account drop down link & explain why, but there's no "Close Account". There's Change Password, Authorized Sites, Sign out of Sessions, and Link to a Legacy Channel. I tried all of them with no results to close an youtube account, so I guess that no longer exists. I used the link to 'Close A Google Account'; it wouldn't recognize my password so I had to set a new one again. Then I followed the instructions. I don't have any other applications or services associated with the email on account. There's no "Close Account and Delete All Services" on the page because that specific email was created before google and youtube got together. My email address account will stay until google/youtube decides to delete it one day I guess. I was hoping to close the email account because of the spam email I received. My only other alternative is to link that email as a google account with other google/youtube applications, then go in and try to delete the account. I've decided not to do that. I might contact the Legal Department on risk of losing my account because I think I have a right to delete my email due to spam.