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."