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It's official, Yahoo Mail sucks the mostest

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by AndroidSPCS, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member
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    I've always hated Yahoo mail. I've used it since 1999 but despised it. The site never renders properly in my browser, especially with the redesign where I can't scroll emails up and down.

    Add to that the difficult of getting Yahoo mail to work on Android, I tended to use my yahoo mail as spam mail only.

    But after the Firesheep debacle where unencrypted sessions can be side-jacked by any stranger with FireFox, Yahoo mail is now the lone major mail service without full HTTPS protection.

    Gmail has always offered HTTPS option, which is awesome.

    Microsoft finally got in the game after the Firesheep debacle, offering HTTPS (which you have to turn on manually! :mad: ) Hotmail security improves with full-session HTTPS encryption .

    But Yahoo mail still has no such option. As a result yahoo mail users are vulnerable to having their email accounts hijacked by any stranger!!!

    I'm dumping Yahoo mail completely now. Screw yahoo. No wonder they're going down the tubes.
     

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  2. bluenova

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    Welcome to Gmail and the wonderful world of archiving.
     
  3. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member
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    Everyone does data mining and archiving now.

    For a frightening scare read this: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/magazine/14Hacker-t.html?_r=1&hpw

    You are not as safe as you think. But at least Google / Gmail offers some level of protection unlike Yahoo.

    Yahoo leaves the users vulnerable to any 10 year old hacker with FireFox and the Firesheep add-on.
     
  4. JTL2

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    Yahoo is probably the only major email service that requires you to pay for POP or mail forwarding. That alone caused me to cancel my account.
     
  5. andywarno

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    yahoo has been in a death spin for several years now. It will only continue to get worse.
     
  6. SoFLO

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    I only use Yahoo as my junk mail account.
     
  7. Ridgeroader

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    Juno. It worked on my old Blackberry but I can not get it to work on my Samsung Mesmerize. I've tried K9, MailDroid and the email app on the phone. I'm using US Cellular for my carrier and the free version of Juno. I went to my Gmail account to have it pull the email for now. I hate to do it that way and not sure if I can have Gmail do this forever.
     

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