Windows 10: Itís (Past) Time to Close That Yahoo Account
I'm another person who's had a Yahoo account since the stone age of computing. When Zilker.net shuttered its doors in 1991 or 1992, I got a paid Yahoo account then and have used it ever since. I've changed passwords more than once over the years, and I also run all my mail through a separate spam filtering and security screening service. I'm pointing people at my own vanity domain for email now, but I still have lots of accounts tied to Yahoo, and must now start the slow, painful process of migrating away. Sigh.
My first email is Yahoo. After that, I switched to Gmail because I want Google to spy on me.
I'm migrating everything I'm using on Yahoo to Outlook. My Yahoo account has been my personal/professional one until now, but as long as Outlook is integrated in Windows and adds nice features, yeah, my Yahoo one has been just in less and less use so... I'm planning on close it.
Well, Yahoo is an e-mail provider, and Outlook is an e-mail client. Apples and oranges. I too have a Yahoo account, and use Outlook to download and archive these e-mails locally.
Finnish but not finished
Not apples and oranges at all; I believe what Ghost82 meant about migrating from Yahoo to Outlook is migrating from yahoo.com email to outlook.com email.
Worth to remember that Outlook is not just a name of a desktop mail client (or rather a PIM, personal information manager). It is also the name of Microsoft's free email service.
Oops, I thought this used to be msn.com.
Eeeeeeeexactly. I have my *******@outlook.es mail account, so I'm migrating any related service and contacts from my ****@yahoo.es to my ****@outlook.es. I was not talking about the mail client.
Specially since Yahoo itself sent an e-mail telling about what happened. That feels totally not secure.
Very interesting. I did not even know accounts had been hacked more than once...
I for one had never really been a Yahoo fan but very interesting, since it seems that it is still going strong. I would have thought that Yahoo would have put some good protection for their users.
Very annoying for those who have thousands of contacts needing to send notifications for a change of email address...
I've had a Yahoo email account only for slush requirements. Just glad Brink had that link, I don't think I could of ever found the termination page.
Last edited by storageman; 20 Dec 2016 at 13:22.
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Sky e-mail providers being Yahoo....Have not been scammed up to now, so continuing to use same...as well as other e-mail suppliers.
Solution as in using any online service.....change passwords.
I've gone through the write up on solving the problem "Your a/c settings are out of date" available on Microsoft Support Site. On clicking Settings of Mail app-> Manage A/c-> Yahoo a/c, the Yahoo A/c settings opens. There an old password of 16...
I power up and the log in screen shows, "Change user Name", under that the User Name box and Password box. Then shows the name I have my laptop, "DANNYLAP". Under this is How to log in using a different account... (not sure if my wording is...
I've started using Mail app in Wndows 10 on a trial basis, on my desktop PC.
I've added my Yahoo mail account and can send emails but cannot receive them.
I tried using a solution offered in a post on another thread, by logging into my Yahoo...
I have sync'ed my Yahoo email account with Outlook and Gmail. Worked great for a while but am now receiving a message saying "Your Yahoo email settings need to be updated". Can't send or receive with Yahoo email unless I go direct to Yahoo email...
My wife and I both have HP laptops that has Win 7.... We upgraded to Win 10 and now every time we close or they time out and shut off. It takes a REAL long time to re-start... The ON button is always lit and the WiFi light remains on I had to hold...