Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: yahoo junk mail

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Western Slope, CO
    Posts
    14

    yahoo junk mail

    Is anyone getting a lot of spam from @yahoo.com? We get some each day. Each one is from an address we don't recognize. I can't block all yahoo addresses, because we have some friends who use it. Any help/advice would be appreciated.
    Thank you!

  2. #2
    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    8,746
    I heard on the radio the other day that Yahoo has just experienced another glut of problems from the hack that took place to over a billion (YES it said Billion) accounts back in 2013. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/t...hack.html?_r=0

    There was just another hack recently. http://bgr.com/2017/02/16/yahoo-says...your-password/

    So you can either put up with the spam or block all yahoo accounts and tell your friends that you have blocked all yahoo accounts due to all the spam and if they need to communicate with you they need to find an alternative source. Quite honestly, in light of all the security breaches I would not have a yahoo account.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    2,024
    Changing email address is or can be a Royal pain.

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    2,024
    The breaches happened a few years ago as well..so damage is done.

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    2,024
    The hackers stole personal info like the answers to security questions.

  6. #6
    Super Member cashs_mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    2,736
    Quote Originally Posted by Cats8 View Post
    Is anyone getting a lot of spam from @yahoo.com? We get some each day. Each one is from an address we don't recognize. I can't block all yahoo addresses, because we have some friends who use it. Any help/advice would be appreciated.
    Thank you!
    I use yahoo mail. When I get spam, I just throw it in the spam folder with does block the address. It's a sort of ongoing battle, but it seems like not as much lately.
    Patrice S

  7. #7
    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Posts
    12,358
    I have a yahoo account only because I had to have it to join yahoo groups. I have all mail from those groups going to my gmail account, and I never even look at the yahoo account. There might be a lot of spam there, but it doesn't affect me. Spam does get sent to gmail, but it's pretty good (not perfect) at putting it in the spam folder automatically. The only problem is, it sometimes misidentifies legitimate emails as spam, so I have to keep checking the spam folder to see if there's good stuff in there.

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    2,024
    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I have a yahoo account only because I had to have it to join yahoo groups. I have all mail from those groups going to my gmail account, and I never even look at the yahoo account. There might be a lot of spam there, but it doesn't affect me. Spam does get sent to gmail, but it's pretty good (not perfect) at putting it in the spam folder automatically. The only problem is, it sometimes misidentifies legitimate emails as spam, so I have to keep checking the spam folder to see if there's good stuff in there.
    Same reason I am hanging on to yahoo ---for the groups---but I really don't access them too often. Down the road will probably deactivate the account altogether.

  9. #9
    Super Member osewme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,484
    Because of all the issues yahoo has been having lately I changed my email account to a different provider.

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    2,024
    Quote Originally Posted by osewme View Post
    Because of all the issues yahoo has been having lately I changed my email account to a different provider.
    Just got this link regarding yahoo today... in case you are nterested. http://www.zdnet.com/article/yahoo-n...78052239305902

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.