Windows 10: Itís (Past) Time to Close That Yahoo Account

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  1.    16 Dec 2016 #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.    16 Dec 2016 #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.    16 Dec 2016 #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.    16 Dec 2016 #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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       16 Dec 2016 #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.    16 Dec 2016 #16

    Oops, I thought this used to be msn.com.
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  7.    17 Dec 2016 #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.    17 Dec 2016 #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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       17 Dec 2016 #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; 20 Dec 2016 at 13:22.
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  10. Posts : 1,973
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       17 Dec 2016 #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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