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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #11

    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.
    --Ed--
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  2. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 264
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       4 Weeks Ago #12

    swarfega said: View Post
    Thankfully I dont have any Yahoo accounts.
    My first email is Yahoo. After that, I switched to Gmail because I want Google to spy on me.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2015
    Spain
    Posts : 131
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       4 Weeks Ago #13

    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.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       4 Weeks Ago #14

    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.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,514
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #15

    MartinO said: View Post
    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.
    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.

    Kari
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  6. Joined : Oct 2016
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       4 Weeks Ago #16

    Oops, I thought this used to be msn.com.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2015
    Spain
    Posts : 131
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       4 Weeks Ago #17

    Kari said: View Post
    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.

    Kari
    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.
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  8. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 93
    Windows 10 64-bit
       4 Weeks Ago #18

    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...
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  9. Joined : Feb 2016
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts : 109
    Windows 10 Pro 1607 14393.576
       4 Weeks Ago #19

    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; 4 Weeks Ago at 13:22.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,438
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       4 Weeks Ago #20

    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.
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