Yahoo! Hacked

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by PJC, Dec 20, 2012.

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  1. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    I don't know if the hack is true, but from my experience with Yahoo, you gotta be crazy to relay on them, at least their mail services.
     
  3. PJC

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    There are more reliable Web-based e-mail providers than Yahoo!...;)
     
  4. tgell

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    Can you name a few?
     
  5. Mman79

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    Yahoo has really reached the point of irrelevance. They're shutting down services and features left and right, mail has become a travesty and has really only become decent as a spam trap when you're forced to give a "real" email address to sign up for things. I personally use Outlook.com as my provider, though they force you to disable any ad-blockers since sending attachments and such won't work at all with it enabled.
     
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    GMX, Gmail, Outlook (the old Hotmail), stick out right away.
     
  7. Nebulus

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    I really don't understand how can an email service become irrelevant... o_O
     
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    The company certainly has in my opinion. As far as the email service, it's in use still, but there is so much better out there and many are leaving Yahoo behind for those better alternatives. Last, an email service can become just as irrelevant as any service can. Irrelevance can be based on a lot of factors, usage included.
     
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    Thanks, I checked out GMX and believe I will go with that.
     
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    Quite welcome.
     
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    Be careful with GMX when it comes to password recovery. The password recovery procedure doesn't work if you rely only on security question alone and you don't enter a secondary email.
     
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    Hushmail, Lavabit, Zoho, Enigmail are a few examples...;)
     
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    gmx looks pretty nice. thanks for the tip. does hushmail still have the backdoor issue they had a few years ago??
     
  14. tgell

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    @PJC, thanks for the other email providers.
     
  15. ComputerSaysNo

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    LOL Hushmail is code for "We co-operate with LEA" :thumbd: :thumbd: :thumbd: :thumbd: :thumbd: :thumbd:
     
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    so true
     
  17. PJC

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    You are welcome! :thumb:
    Can you, please, elaborate on it?
     
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    He's not saying anything that isn't true for most any other email service or service in general these days. They just took a PR beating for doing it. If you're going to talk about illegal matters or plan things over email (in which case you'd be an idiot), you don't do it using services provided by companies based in Canada, the U.S or any allies. Hell, at the very least use Tor Mail.
     
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    Awesome. ;)
     
  20. Thankful

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    Never had a problem with Yahoo webmail. I tried GMX awhile ago and couldn't get links to work properly within email messages. I don't know if they fixed that yet or not.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHA i've been using my Yahoo! mail as a junk mail for at least 8 years. :D (I think 9 years would be more accurate but whatever)
     
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    I have four Yahoo! accounts, Two I normally access via IMAP and sometimes my browser, the other two almost always using POP3. No problems with any of those accounts.

    I get very little spam on those accounts.

    I also have a gmx.com account, this one gets spam everyday. Mostly of the 419 variety.
     
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    Yahoo mail has been trouble free for me for many years.
     
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