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  1.    18 Dec 2016 #31
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 5,544
    Windows 10 Pro

    The only thing I ever used Yahoo for was a junk email account. It's been so long ago that I don't even remember what my email address was.
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  2.    19 Dec 2016 #32
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 554
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT

    Is*gmail a safer alternative? I could migrate some of the more sensitive accounts over to more than one gmail one.
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  3.    19 Dec 2016 #33
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 6,093
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I think so, but always turn on two factor authentication.
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  4.    22 Dec 2016 #34
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 81
    Windows 10

    I used the Yahoo form to delete mine but I had the bright idea to login and see if it was blocked or something but it's not

    I know it takes 90 days to get it deleted but did I stopped the deletion procedure by login in? Can I login in to see if it's really gone after the days pass?
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  5.    22 Dec 2016 #35
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 298
    Windows 7 (SP1)

    I don't think anyone can really tell you the information you store with them is truly safe.
    This is what worries me a bit about Windows 10 and its thirst for information from you computer.
    Also online systems like office 360, It's only a matter of time before peoples private letters, very confidential information gets hacked and stolen.
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  6.    23 Dec 2016 #36
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    In a house with a crazy cat trying to kill me
    Posts : 17,379
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by zooburner View Post
    I don't think anyone can really tell you the information you store with them is truly safe.
    This is what worries me a bit about Windows 10 and its thirst for information from you computer.
    Also online systems like office 360, It's only a matter of time before peoples private letters, very confidential information gets hacked and stolen.
    That's true, anytime you put your data in the possession of someone else, you're at the mercy of the company's security practices as well as their policies relating to your data.

    Just because a company says they will not share your personal information or data preferences is no guarantee they won't do so later. Over the past few years, several companies have been bought out by other companies who have different views/policies on sharing your personal information. Since the original company is now owned by a new one, they are under no obligation to honor the original policies.

    Any data, highly personal or something you want to hang on to, would best be stored at home.
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  7.    26 Dec 2016 #37
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 81
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Needhelpwithwin View Post
    I used the Yahoo form to delete mine but I had the bright idea to login and see if it was blocked or something but it's not

    I know it takes 90 days to get it deleted but did I stopped the deletion procedure by login in? Can I login in to see if it's really gone after the days pass?
    Sooo what should I do? logout and use the form again to delete the account?
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  8.    26 Dec 2016 #38
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Staffordshire
    Posts : 369
    Windows 10 Pro

    I used a Gmail address for a Yahoo group for a couple of years without logging into Yahoo, who eventually deleted my account after around 12 months of not logging in to it, group died anyway and went over to farcebook.

    Never had any problems with Gmail which I have used since it was in beta but now rarely use the web interface, I prefer Thunderbird, can see the full headers, get very little spam or other such rubbish anyway these days.
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  9.    27 Dec 2016 #39
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,619
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Call me paranoid but none of my E-mail accounts contain any personal data nor would I send anything confidential using e-mail. All the mail is deleted from computer and server as soon as read. Throw away, temporary e-mail accounts are used for subscriptions for questionable sites and none of data about me are real.
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  10.    27 Dec 2016 #40
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 6,093
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Mike, you are paranoid
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