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.”
I couldn’t resist using that GIF.
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!