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Offline plodr

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Re: 500 million Yahoo accounts breached
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2016, 12:34:41 AM »
Did this email come in your Yahoo inbox?

I don't have a smartphone so whenever I'm asked to give a mobile number I click No thanks or Not now. Any site that requests an alternate means of contact gets another email address from me.

I like the way gmail does things. If I login from a different browser, gmail sends me an email to my gmail and my alternate email account letting me know the date and time. If it was me, they tell me to ignore the message.

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Re: 500 million Yahoo accounts breached
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2016, 11:58:24 AM »
I can't help but wonder if it is Yahoo's attempt to bolster activity at yahoo.com.

I think it is. If you use a third pop3 or third party email, then there not able to serve up ads to you. I believe it's a ploy to increase activity.

Yahoo has always been my junk account, any other email account I use isn't affiliated with yahoo.

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Re: 500 million Yahoo accounts breached
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2016, 01:10:34 PM »
I got a slightly different email from Yahoo a few days ago (didn't save it).
It appeared to be a warning about 3rd party email clients.
They did not threaten to stop sending mail, but made the same recommendations.

Since I only retrieve Yahoo mail on one computer, and use Thunderbird, I assumed that's what they were talking about.

At their website:
    Their list of examples of obsolete/insecure clients doesn't mention Thunderbird.

    Their list of examples of modern/secure clients doesn't mention Thunderbird either.

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Re: 500 million Yahoo accounts breached
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2016, 02:44:57 PM »
If you log into your account online you will be prompted to turn off less secure as they state mail connections. If you select it then you will not be able to use even Thunderbird. I use it as well for my email accounts.

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Re: 500 million Yahoo accounts breached
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2016, 12:15:12 PM »
I use yahoo email account for my internet emailing. I decided to change it. Is it possible to insert every email from Yahoo to the new account I created, and then delete it (I mean the Yahoo account)?

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Re: 500 million Yahoo accounts breached
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2016, 12:49:39 PM »
I use yahoo email account for my internet emailing. I decided to change it. Is it possible to insert every email from Yahoo to the new account I created, and then delete it (I mean the Yahoo account)?
That depends on your new mail provider.
For instance Outlook, Gmail, and others have provisions for importing mail from other accounts... (Some people use them like online email clients to consolidate several different mail providers). You could leave this "turned on" until your contacts have all changed their address books to your new address.

If your new provider doesn't have this option, at worst, forwarding all your correspondence, one message at a time, would be tedious but possible.

I would hesitate to delete the Yahoo account entirely, just in case one of your contacts is a bit slow adjusting to the change. (I'm not sure deletion is an option, most people just abandon an unwanted account).

BTW: I prefer not to use, the email account(s) provided by my ISP. If I change ISPs the transition would be inconvenient.

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Re: 500 million Yahoo accounts breached
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2016, 02:55:10 PM »


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Re: 500 million Yahoo accounts breached
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2016, 08:42:45 PM »
Yahoo discloses hack of 1 billion accounts: https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/14/yahoo-discloses-hack-of-1-billion-accounts/

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The company disclosed today that it has discovered a breach of more than one billion user accounts that occurred in August 2013. The breach is believed to be separate and distinct from the theft of data from 500 million accounts that Yahoo reported this September.
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