Windows 10: Yahoo turns off NEW mail forwards

  1.    11 Oct 2016 #1

    Yahoo turns off NEW mail forwards

    This story showed up on ZDnet this morning, explaining Yahoo's recent move to block email auto-forwarding:

    Yahoo has disabled automatic email forwarding from one account to another, making it difficult for users wishing to switch providers following recent hacking revelations.
    As first reported by the Associated Press, the tech giant has "temporarily" stopped users from turning on automatic email forwarding to new, external addresses.
    Setting up automatic forwarding is a common practice for users who either use more than one email address or want to make the transition to a new provider. By disabling this feature, Yahoo has put up a roadblock which makes moving to a new email provider difficult.
    Yahoo's advisory reads:
    "This feature is under development. While we work to improve it, we've temporarily disabled the ability to turn on Mail Forwarding for new forwarding addresses.

    If you've already enabled Mail Forwarding in the past, your email will continue to forward to the address you previously configured."
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  2.    11 Oct 2016 #1

    I about had a cow when I first heard the news, because I've had a (paid) Yahoo email account since the 1990s. I only left my first email account at because the site's founders Smoot Carl-Mitchell (a former prof of mine from UT Austin, Computer Science) and John Quarterman (an old, old Internet hand of some renown) shut it down and deactivated the domain name. Looks like I'm going to have to uproot myself and tell my friends, colleagues and customers to stop using the Yahoo email address now, too. Sigh.
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       11 Oct 2016 #2

    I don't even visit Yahoo, never mind using any of it's services, as it has been a security catastrophe since it's inception.
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