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Shady or Not? Yahoo Disables Email Forwarding, Making It a Lot Harder to Leave Yahoo Mail.

I, for one, use my Yahoo mail for junk-related emails. So I wasn’t really affected when I read that the company installed tools that surveilled all incoming email traffic on behalf of the US Government, a move that would ensure people say their RIPs to their Yahoo accounts.
 
However, Yahoo has disabled a 15-year old feature to see to it that most of its users aren’t tempted to leave the platform (My opinion). The feature? Email Forwarding, a common feature with most email providers that helps you to transition to a new email service by ensuring you won’t miss emails sent to your old email address. Yahoo claims that this old feature is  “currently under development. While we work to improve it, we’ve temporarily disabled the ability to turn on Mail Forwarding for new forwarding addresses. If you’ve already enabled Mail Forwarding in the past, your email will continue to forward to the address you previously configured.”
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I am sorry, but I feel that this move is a little bit suspicious, especially when you consider how basic this feature is! Also, the feature still works fine for some Yahoo users who have set it up prior to the feature being disabled recently. ?
In case you still use Yahoo mail for serious stuff (?), but want to leave, you can use this tip shared by Merissa Silk —  set up an out-of-office autoresponse message on your Yahoo account that includes your new email address, a process that isn’t so cool as email forwarding.
Good job Yahoo!

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5 comments on “Shady or Not? Yahoo Disables Email Forwarding, Making It a Lot Harder to Leave Yahoo Mail.

  1. tee says:

    Well, i wasnt born in the yahoo generation, im in gmail-gang…. Savage move by yahoo

  2. Titi says:

    Let me be like the commenter OBADARA AND SAY DEFINITELY SHADY!!!!!!!!!! What the hell YAHOO? You think we are kids or fools?? Plus who still uses Yahoo for non-junk related emails?? You need to be SAVED!!!!!!

    1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

      … WELL, THANKS FOR THE RECOGNITION. SERIOUSLY, YAHOO SHOULD KNOW THAT THEY ARE ONLY FLOGGING A DEAD HORSE. THEY’VE LOST IT A LONG WAY BACK. SOMETIMES, I USE TO WONDER WHY I HAD TO OPEN A *YAHOO MAIL* ACCOUNT. SINCE I’VE KNOWN GMAIL, I HAVE CONFIRMED AND ACCEPTED IT AS MY *MAIL-LORD-AND-SAVIOUR* AND RELEGATED YAHOO TO THEIR 6FT UNDER THE GROUND POSITION…

  3. Pozaa says:

    Gmail all the way abegii

  4. Alli Abiola says:

    Who still use(s) YahooMail for professional business(es)? Ymail! don’t be an EP.. just do urself a favour….
    On a lighter mood, Yahoo mail was a baller in those days. #itsallisay

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