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Old 24 Dec 2017, 01:57 AM   #16
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Gmail inactivity limit is 9 or 12 months, I'm not sure by heart. In either case, if you don't check your mailbox for more than 9 months, then I would assume that you don't really need it that much.
I have been lucky enough to have a few Google Apps Legacy Free Edition (grandfathered) accounts that I haven't used much in recent years.

But I get reminders (via secondary e-mail addresses that I previously set up) once a year from Google reminding me I haven't used Account X for a year and it will be deleted if not logged into within X days.

I always log in to secure them for another year - just in case I might want to use them again.

Plus I have reminders set up on my calendar to check all the grandfathered accounts.

Just a little application on your part, and then you won't have to worry about losing an account.
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Old 30 Dec 2017, 08:36 AM   #17
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Without glorifying Yahoo: is it really that insecure in comparison to other providers such as Gmail, Outlook.com, etc?
In the end we're still talking about one of the biggest players on the internet, especially when it comes to email (but not only email, for example photo gallery hosting with Flickr is very widely used too). You'd expect that this would give some peace of mind and stability, as opposed to well-intended new providers not backed by a wealthy company, and with the open question whether they'll survive on the long term or not.

(by this I'm not saying there's no better options than Yahoo, I guess that also depends on one's needs... But it'd be odd that one of the biggest players in the industry would also be one of the least reliable ones)
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Old 30 Dec 2017, 10:30 PM   #18
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In my experience Yahoo mail was always pretty unreliable, with a terrible interface and swamped with spam. I never could understand why anyone would use it.
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Old 31 Dec 2017, 02:18 AM   #19
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Some friends of mine have used it for years and never had complaints. I think they however don't mind the interface that much. Nor they care about ads.

I won't dispute that there's better looking services out there. But when it comes to reliability and security, it'd surprise me a bit that such a big player would be insecure.

Their photo hosting service Flickr looks very neat. I'm mainly thinking of giving that one a try (but reliability and security is key, not only for email but also for blogs, webhosts, ...)
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Old 31 Dec 2017, 02:19 AM   #20
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In my experience Yahoo mail was always pretty unreliable, with a terrible interface and swamped with spam. I never could understand why anyone would use it.
Actualy imho the Yahoo webmailer interface looks pretty decent; infact I prefer it over the look of Gmail any day!!The problem is the tech part which realy suxx monkey balls.

Yes I think if you use yahoo on a daily basis in 2017/2018...you are asking for problems.

Then again,...it could not get any worse as AOL....lol. Its good these 2 "kids" found eachother.

I hope Verizon (OATH) will rebrand these 2 email providers...but i think that is not going to happen.

In the meantime i realy suggest for using personal (free) email you should use something else.....I for my part stick with Yandex:-) Free,ad-free, unlimited storage and tons of other features.

Dutchie.
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Old 31 Dec 2017, 08:36 AM   #21
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Without glorifying Yahoo: is it really that insecure in comparison to other providers such as Gmail, Outlook.com, etc? ...
I'm thinking that the huge hacks of Yahoo email services may give us a clue as to how secure it is. I don't think there is anything comparable involving Gmail or Outlook. They seem to be managed much better. I agree with others that the Yahoo web UI is not very pretty -- and the ads are obnoxious.
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Old 1 Jan 2018, 07:00 AM   #22
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Where I used to work I had a Yahoo account just to test certain things and it was always jarring to log in and view that horrible interface and an Inbox full of the junkiest possible spam that any filter should have caught. Maybe things have changed now that it is combined with AOL and Verizon? It's funny occasionally seeing someone with an AOL address, which typically means they have been using email as long as I have!
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