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Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail

GUEST,Eliza 13 Feb 14 - 12:21 PM
GUEST 13 Feb 14 - 01:09 PM
Sir Roger de Beverley 13 Feb 14 - 01:31 PM
GUEST 13 Feb 14 - 01:56 PM
Jack Campin 13 Feb 14 - 01:59 PM
GUEST,Eliza 13 Feb 14 - 02:29 PM
JHW 13 Feb 14 - 03:38 PM
GUEST,Eliza 13 Feb 14 - 05:03 PM
Newport Boy 13 Feb 14 - 05:38 PM
ragdall 13 Feb 14 - 06:21 PM
gnu 13 Feb 14 - 08:06 PM
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Sandra in Sydney 14 Feb 14 - 12:21 AM
Andrez 14 Feb 14 - 12:39 AM
Ebbie 14 Feb 14 - 01:49 AM
Andrez 14 Feb 14 - 02:42 AM
GUEST,Eliza 14 Feb 14 - 03:15 AM
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Subject: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 12:21 PM

Help and double help! Horrid Yahoo Mail keep refusing to let me in. They want to know the answer to a test question from 2009, and I can't remember it. So they then asked me to change my password via my husband's email address. Tried, but they said it's 'too weak'. Added more numbers and upper case letters and they've accepted it. But now, they're doing the whole process over again. Is this a scam, or email hacking, or just Yahoo being a pain? It's most important I can see my emails! Any ideas anyone, please?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 01:09 PM

I just received a fake email from a Mudcatter--he's stuck in the Ukraine yada yada yada. I suspect his account has been hacked. He's on Yahoo. I don't think there should be any need for Yahoo to ask you for your husband's email. That's none of their f&*&^% business. Doesn't sound right to me, Eliza.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 01:31 PM

My brother-in-law (who is recovering from a stroke) has a Yahoo acccount that he doesn't use (because I set him up on Gmail after he had problems). However, we can't get rid of it because it is tied in with his BT phone/internet etc. Every few weeks everyone on his contacts list gets a spam email originating from Yahoo - that is why I set him up on Gmail.

Anyone know how we can cure this?

R


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 01:56 PM

You'll need JiK or someone equally knowledgeable on that Roger.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 01:59 PM

You can't. Yahoo lets spammers have email addresses - this was deliberate policy from the top for a while, and has often been done since then by their dishonest employees or their totally incompetent security. Once the spammers have got the address they can fake mail from it indefinitely.

The nearest thing to a fix is to send out a mass email saying that the Yahoo address is dead and that every potential recipient should treat anything purporting to come from it as malicious.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 02:29 PM

Have temporarily solved it by changing my password yet again via my husband's email address. As it too is with Yahoo we reckon we haven't much to lose. But I think we'll both get a different one with another e mail company as this is getting a bit mad. Thank you all for replying!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: JHW
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 03:38 PM

Eliza the same thing happened to me this year with the Yahoo passwords so after using it for years I've gone back to Hotmail. I even tried all the serial numbers off my train ticket to Whitby but it still wasn't strong enough.
Yahoo was great a couple of years ago in the blue version, I originally used it on dial-up but now they've improved it to being useless. Hotmail too has been spoiled by progress but its least worst.
Then two days later Hotmail refused my password and I had no Yahoo to send the reset to so I took out a gmx but can't recommend that.
A couple of friends have suggested gmail.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 05:03 PM

JHW, thank you for that. Like you I've been with Yahoo for years. I think I will have to change, but of course it means notifying absolutely every contact, bank, electricity, insurance etc etc. Oh Lord!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: Newport Boy
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 05:38 PM

In 1998 my email was with Cable & Wireless, when they were taken over by NTL. I had letters promising that nothing would change. 350 days later I was informed that the cwcom addresses would cease in 2 weeks - NTL had only committed to 1 year of serving C&W customers.

I decided I would never again be reliant on an operator for my email and registered my own domain. I was originally able to create 20 email addresses - now I can create 1000. I normally read emails using Thunderbird, but I can also use 1&1's very efficient Webmail.

Sending out group emails, I get a few false rejections by spam filters. The vast majority of these are by Yahoo servers, which is ironic when most of spam emails I receive come from Yahoo addresses.

Phil


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: ragdall
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 06:21 PM

I have access to a number of yahoo email addresses. My primary email address (not yahoo) is in the address book on all of these.

I recently had reasons to log into two of the yahoo accounts to use Flickr photo sites. Both times, I was given that run around about weak password, security question, etc. It took several attempts to change the password and get to the yahoo mail. I had heard that Yahoo recently had a major hacker attempt and assumed that this was Yahoo tightening their security.

Apparently not, because a day or so later, I received the same sort of dodgy emails, with links that sent my antivirus software screaming, that I had received from a relative's yahoo email address, several weeks earlier. It must be the hackers who somehow prevent access to the yahoo email accounts until we sign in through them? They must be able to record our submissions and after that, gain access to our accounts?

The hackers must now have access to both those accounts? None of the other accounts that have my primary email address in the address book have sent me the dodgy emails, just those two that now have the "new improved safe" passwords and security questions.

I feel sick about this and helpless, wondering how I can get the accounts back from the hackers. If I change the passwords again, will that also go through their system? Abandoning the Yahoo accounts is not an option because they are linked to Flickr photo sites that I'm helping elderly friends with. They count on me to keep them safe and I messed up.

I'm also wondering what the purpose of accessing the Yahoo mail is? I've noticed a large increase in junk mail since that happened. If their only purpose was to gather email addresses to spam, I can live with that. I wonder what other damage they might do?

rags


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: gnu
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 08:06 PM

I have Rogers Yahoo. Rogers is high on security. Their "new look" however, sucks. Difficult to navigate and features I liked in the "old look" are gone. Not the woes I have had with IE8 but similar.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: gnu
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 08:07 PM

Oops.... I am in Canada. Rogers is huge.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 12:21 AM

my main email address is with one of Australia's largest ISPs & my second, the one I use when I don't want to give my name is with gmail, where I also have 2 addresses for organsations I belong to.

I also administer a yahoo group & several years ago I was forced to get another yahoo address to join a forum whcih I only use on the forum. I've had trouble at various time logging into these addresses. I don't get spam on the group address, but I do get occasional spam on my personal address.

gmail is not a bad service but it does have it's little 'features' like the stupid boast ya don't need to ever delete anything cos you have zillions of bytes! And it's decision to put it's own weird labels on mail (it took a while to find out how to remove that 'feature')

Since the recent gmail "upgrade" I've also had trouble logging into these addresses. The new gmail is set up to look pretty on mobile (cell) phones & to annoy those of us who have more than one address. If you (whoever you might be) have more than 1 gmail address, make sure you untick the 'Stay Signed in' box, or you won't be able to sign into another address UNTIL you have shut down. It took me a hwile to figure that one our.

Anyway, the best way to find a good service, apart from asking friends, is to conduct searches on "forums on gmail" or "forums on hotmail" etc & ignore the company-run forums & look for advice on other sites.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: Andrez
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 12:39 AM

Given our friend Snowdon's info about the NSA etc collecting peoples data, I'm not sure I understand why anyone would want to have an email address from any US based service provider and have your data stored on their servers.

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: Ebbie
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 01:49 AM

And your suggestion, Andrez, is?

I haven't had a problem so far with either Yahoo or Gmail; I use them both with several different addresses.

However, like gnu, I don't much like the new format that Yahoo switched to. I suppose I'll get used to it.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: Andrez
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 02:42 AM

Hi Ebbie, its good to hear you dont have the kind of problems other 'catters have reported earlier in this thread.

Lots of people dont but for those who do and dont feel they are getting the support hey need from those internet service providers my suggestion for non-US residents anyway is to use local internet service providers or as suggested above register a domain in your own name and assuming it is hosted in your own country, use email addresses attached to that domain. Then you know you have complete control over the accounts.

I have an email through a local ISP and only have minimal spam, some of which their spam filters pickup and the rest my filters pick up and block. Of course it helps if you dont hand out your details willy nilly to commercial websites or social media either.

The big providers like yahoo, gmail etc arent much better than microsoft in terms of customer service and support so why support them in turn? Free isn't always better when it comes to privacy.

Anyway, its horses for courses, what works for me may not do so for you.

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 03:15 AM

Well thank you everybody for your posts. I must say I felt v upset about my email being blocked. I'm a bit old for this caper, but had mastered Yahoo, Google and of course Mudcat. My emails don't contain anything v interesting to a hacker, as any accounts need passwords etc to access them. I still prefer paper billing but you don't get the discounts. Honestly, with the stress, my shoulders were rigid last night. Luckily my lovely husband sorted it out as he has more confidence with the Internet than I do. But he, too, is new to it all. Gulp. Let's hope that's the end of it!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: JHW
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 06:41 AM

Newport Boy - I have my own domain for my website. The domain (registered at Free Parking) has multiple POP mailboxes which I've never used cos I don't know how to. I just have it set to forward mail that comes from the website.
How difficult is it? Thanks


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: Newport Boy
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 11:25 AM

JHW - It looks as though it should be straightforward.
This page gives details - you just need Forwarding and Standard POP3.

If you want to use their webmail system, you won't have to do anything after setting up an email address. If you want to use an email client (Outlook Express, Thunderbird) you will need to set up the account details in that - Thunderbird usually does this automatically from the email address.

Phil


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Subject: RE: Tech: Problems With Yahoo Mail
From: Mrrzy
Date: 27 Nov 16 - 10:25 PM

Hey, I have a different issue, with the contacts: I can't get it to "take" edits to contacts. It shows the name change in the details, but if I try to email to the edited contact it still shows the old name. Should I delete and recreate rather than edit?


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