Yahoo Mail Controversies: Better Save Your Data!

Source: freepik

Source: freepik

Our colleagues at Carbonite posted an interesting blog article about the issues many users have with Yahoo Mail. We absolutely recommed this as it its really worth reading:

The ongoing controversy over data breaches at Yahoo—and the company’s recent decision to disable Yahoo Mail’s auto-forward feature—are serving to highlight the importance of email management tools that give users more control over their accounts and their data […] “All consumers and businesses deserve a reliable email archiving system so that important contacts and emails are easily searchable, and stored in a central location,” said Carbonite CEO Mohamad Ali. “You own your email, like you own your data, and you should be able to access it—and protect it—no matter what.”

Yahoo Mail users don’t like timing of updates

Yahoo Mail users have been informed in recent weeks that they are unable to take advantage of automatic forwarding—a standard offering with most email programs and an important one for anyone who wants to change email accounts and still receive emails from existing contacts.

The Yahoo help page says the feature is under development. A message to users reads: “While we work to improve it, we’ve temporarily disabled the ability to turn on Mail Forwarding for new forwarding addresses.” Yahoo this week issued a statement saying the feature was disabled as part of routine maintenance and will be available again to users once the work is complete.

The timing of the “under development” message is considered suspicious by many. Yahoo suffered a blitz of bad press related to security breaches in September and October of this year. In a report on the email forwarding freeze, the Associated Press in London quoted users who want to leave Yahoo as a result of the breaches—and are now unable to do so without losing their long list of business contacts and emails.

In September, Yahoo revealed that 500 million user accounts were stolen from its network in 2014. That data breach shattered all prior records, according to many reports. While that news was just two weeks old, Reuters reported the blockbuster news that Yahoo built a software program to search all customer emails for information provided by U.S. intelligence officials. The New York Times quoted sources describing  the secret court order—and said it was unusual because it required a  “systematic scanning of all Yahoo users’ emails rather than individual accounts.” […]

This was just an excerpt. You can find the complete article here.

Archiving emails with MailStore Home

Our freeware MailStore Home helps Yahoo Mail users to gain more control over their important  private data. With MailStore Home you can backup all emails in a central archive, even if they are distributed across different computers, programs or mailboxes. You can do this either on your PC or on a USB drive as a “portable” option.

This way, you will never lose emails again and can search all of your emails extremely fast. You can still reply to or forward archived emails by opening them with a single mouse click in your standard email program.

Are you interested? Please download our software for free and try it: https://www.mailstore.com/en/products/mailstore-home/

 

Information: If you have to archive large folders from Yahoo mailboxes via IMAP or POP3 control errors may occur randomly. Please have a look into our Knowledge Base to find an explanation and a solution to that problem. Please visit our customer support community and feel free to ask questions or read the MailStore Home Help.

 

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