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    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.
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    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.

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    Changing email address is or can be a Royal pain.

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    The breaches happened a few years ago as well..so damage is done.

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    The hackers stole personal info like the answers to security questions.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Because of all the issues yahoo has been having lately I changed my email account to a different provider.

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    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

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    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.
    I'm working on it...but so many steps to make sure I get emails I want...

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    I still have a Yahoo account but don't use it. It has been more of a testing account like if I am not sure i'm sending a link or attaching something correctly I use the Yahoo. Then either way if I've done something right or wrong I delete it.

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    I have gmail for personal/business with a really weird address which has always helped me with not getting a lot of spam. I also have a gmail address for ordering stuff and hubby's sports. In the last month I have starting getting 50 plus spam emails in my business/personal account and double that in the other account. Not sure what's going on but I hate to switch away from my gmail accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marge954 View Post
    I have gmail for personal/business with a really weird address which has always helped me with not getting a lot of spam. I also have a gmail address for ordering stuff and hubby's sports. In the last month I have starting getting 50 plus spam emails in my business/personal account and double that in the other account. Not sure what's going on but I hate to switch away from my gmail accounts.
    Sorry to read this as I have been migrating over to gmail from my yahoo accounts...... I so wish the hackers would focus all that nasty energy onto something positive in our world!

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    Don't open the email. Select it, mark it as junk, and yahoo will send it to your junk file. Then you can empty your junk file. Once you have marked that address as junk, it should automatically get sent to your junk file.

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    When something comes in I don't recognize, I "hover" over the email address to see if it appears to be spam, and if it is, I just click SPAM and off it goes, never to be seen again....

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    It really doesn't matter if you use yahoo, gmail, hotmail or whatever. They are all subject to hacking. Yahoo is in the limelight now, but one of the others will be sooner or later. I have yahoo and have had the same account for 20 years. Yes, spam happens and like some others mentioned if I don't recognize the address, I send it to spam. I can open it safely there if I think it might be something legit. It is really sad that people use their talents for wrongdoing, instead of trying to better the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnette View Post
    It really doesn't matter if you use yahoo, gmail, hotmail or whatever. They are all subject to hacking. Yahoo is in the limelight now, but one of the others will be sooner or later. I have yahoo and have had the same account for 20 years. Yes, spam happens and like some others mentioned if I don't recognize the address, I send it to spam. I can open it safely there if I think it might be something legit. It is really sad that people use their talents for wrongdoing, instead of trying to better the world.
    It seems like you are right...hacking is everywhere.
    http://www.infoworld.com/article/317...nfoworld_daily

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