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Posted by:

Charley
12 Oct 2017

I haven't used Yahoo mail forever. But I keep a Yahoo account since I use my.yahoo.com as a news aggregator (news, stocks, etc.). I still find it the most convenient compared with other news aggregators.

Posted by:

Dave S
12 Oct 2017

I've been using Yahoo email almost from the start. I have always liked it better than Google, but lately I've found that no matter which computer I use, which Windows version I use, or which browser I use, I'm getting errors, frozen screens, etc. continuously. Is anyone else having problems like this with Yahoo email?

I have both Yahoo and Gmail, but I have so many hundreds of saved messages in folders in Yahoo that I don't want to delete and the process of forwarding all of them to another email client is unfeasible. :-(

Posted by:

SparkyVA
12 Oct 2017

Password AND phone number? Come on now. Phone numbers are search-able and provide no additional level of security. Give a hacker 30 seconds and he can find your phone number.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Phone, not phone number.

Posted by:

SparkyVA
12 Oct 2017

And Phone numbers are just one more piece of sellable information for Google to add to their profit line.

Posted by:

Dave
12 Oct 2017

I have accounts with Yahoo but they have always had security issues and as such have not actively used those accounts for anything other than throw away spam filtering accounts (use Yahoo for places that don't need my real address).

The issue I have with Google is that I do NOT trust Google for anything. Google used to mine way too personal information that they would use, or sell, to others for marketing. Even with their privacy controls I don't trust Google. As such I use another major player.

At the end of the day I no longer trust any on-line company anymore after all these hacks - this is ridiculous and even more ridiculous they won't even admit when they do have a failure.

Posted by:

RandiO
12 Oct 2017

Before Yahoo' buy-out by Verizon; request to permanently delete a Yahoo account would ONLY put it on hibernation for an interim 90-day period. If the user then logged into the account during that dormant period, the 90-day clock would be reset again. This used to hold true even if the user was using an external (local) email client such as Office/Outlook or Mozilla/Thunderbird (etc.) for automatically fetching account emails from Yahoo servers (e.g. POP/SMTP, IMAP, etc.).

Posted by:

Jonathan
12 Oct 2017

Just wondering .... but I'd REALLY like your response please.

Your original story stated the hack happened in 2013. If passwords were changed after that date, are the accounts safe from being signed into?

So the issue would be...is Yahoo safe enough as an email provider?

Actually, is ANY website safe from hackers? (And I include gmail).

Posted by:

LadyLiberTEA
12 Oct 2017

I'm glad Yahoo breach after surrender with the big 5 email platforms to USSA NSA PRZM pushed me to abandon Yahoo's increasingly abusive ad invasion, slowness, and spam.

After clawing my way back from trying well-named Opera's grandscale invasive disaster and finding most freeware require vulnerable Java, I've been so happy with Hushmail uniquely encrypting from user to email server and truly not keeping our passwords for leaks or govt demand (Hushmail zero recovery system), that I happily fork over a few bucks yearly after online promo code for larger amount than Hushmail's free version storage.

Thankful still able to secure a little internet security and eschew the not-called-G-mail-for-nothing Lefty/NWO Apple/Google Death Star until USSA's 2016 "Net Neutrality" ICANN giveaway of American-invented open internet over to globalists finishes closing their net in on our 'Net.

Posted by:

Ken Mitchell
12 Oct 2017

If you're a political "progressive" who doesn't mind having your mail trolled for advertising purposes, GMail is fine. But as a Libertarian conservative, I've been disturbed that the entire Googlesphere has been weeding out and silencing people like me. So about 3 months ago, I set up an account with mail.com, and I no longer have anything essential in GMail.

As an Android phone user, I cannot completely abandon GMail, but if you've got a choice, I'd recommend going elsewhere. At least until Google decides to be a business, and not a "Social Justice" advocacy firm.

EDITOR'S NOTE: "weeding out and silencing people like me." Care to elaborate?

Posted by:

Jonathan
12 Oct 2017

Being the inquisitive person that I am I decided to peruse Yahoo Help pages and found that Yahoo users can check for any unusual activity by checking the
"Check recent account activity" option on this Yahoo help page.

I would think it "may" calm the concerns of some of their users.

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail-for-desktop/sln2073.html

Posted by:

Martin
12 Oct 2017

I have one MAIN email account each on gmail, AOL, and Yahoo. I have an almost-main account on Hotmail (Outlook). I have secondary accounts everywhere. (Actually, 19 working ones at the moment.) They ARE used occasionally, for different things (companies, agencies, government, etc.). The problem is that (being a 20-year computer user) I have around 2,000 emails saved on Yahoo in 20-some different folders. (These include such things as emails from a favorite aunt, now deceased.) Trying to move and label all this seems overwhelming.

Posted by:

Jeanine
12 Oct 2017

I'm not sure it makes a difference which commercial email account you use. I agree with Dave; I don't trust Google for anything either. There are plenty of really private email services you can use for a small yearly charge. When you sign up for a commercial email service, give as little personal information as possible and lie. Of course, since most people seem to have no problem exposing every detail of their lives on Facebook, the whole web is a hacker's playground.

Posted by:

bob rice
12 Oct 2017

From what I understand, this happened in 2013, four years ago. So if your yahoo account was hacked, shouldn't something bad have happened by now? I changed my yahoo pw in 2016. Is that enough?

Posted by:

Robt
12 Oct 2017

Isn't this like closing the barn door after someone left the barn door open in 2013 and your horse ran away, and then someone suggests you build a new barn for your horse because you always hated the old barn? Too many analogies?

Posted by:

zee
12 Oct 2017

Was it only yahoo.com that was compromised? I'm in Canada and have a yahoo.ca address but I haven't been able to find out whether it was affected or not.

Posted by:

MartyB
12 Oct 2017

I got rid of Gmail several years ago. 75% of group mails I sent were refused because of spam. Then, some bundle loaded Chrome on my PC and disabled my Internet Explorer. I now consider Google the "evil empire". They are getting too big for their britches.

Posted by:

BB
12 Oct 2017

Well, the best joke is to recommend to give your phone number to the providers. You may get higher security - in return, you get a most uncomfortable way of entering your emails and donate another important part of you identity to the provider - no hackers needed anymore ...

Since the hack is known for some time (as already stated by others here before) I wonder what is the deal to write this article now and promote google: are there no other Email-Provider left?

Up to now, I use the classic web front-end (the newer one doesn't work with me like "Dave S" has stated in the second post). I still cannot see anything being compromised - and yes, as recommended by yahoo itself, I changed my password months ago.

Show me a free email-Provider offering as much space and comfort-function as yahoo - I may reconsider.

Posted by:

John Silberman
12 Oct 2017

Bob, I agree with you on considering leaving Yahoo. I am not sure I agree with you on moving to Gmail. One might think you work for Google. There are so many webmail providers out there that do not invade your privacy and provide end to end encryption. Take a look at ProtonMail, Distroot.org, Tutanota, Mailfence, just to name a few.

EDITOR'S NOTE: I don't work for Google, nor do they know or care that I recommend Gmail. I've used it since 2004, and I think it's the best webmail service. Can you provide any proof that Gmail violates your privacy?

Posted by:

kl
12 Oct 2017

Unfortunately some vendors will not let an email switch take place so stuck with yahoo mail.
I did change most of my subscriptions over to a more reliable secure platform, but lets face it, nothing is truly 100% safe online anymore.

Posted by:

Sarah L
12 Oct 2017

M


The split of Yahoo from att.net is in process. When I got DSL from att, an e-mail account came with that on att.net. But yahoo gave me a Yahoo avccount as well. I used it little, not seeing the Yahoo service as better than what I was using. I would like to know how quickly I can rid myself of that account, while keeping att.net. My password has already been changed.

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