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Message 1992604 - Posted: 4 May 2019, 18:56:50 UTC
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Just in case it is useful for other members:

If you used Yahoo in the past for personal mails there has been a slow change over to Oath and now Verison?

(I experienced it over the last few days. Drop outs in email.)

The chatter is that by continuing to use your Yahoo account you give Oath > Verison the right to capture your email content and communications to profile you..

Anyway if you have been having a problem with their pop servers (email) it is likely this change of ownership is to blame.

I had a difficult time loging in to yahoo's http sites although once I did it worked OK.

I couldn't get into anything yahoo group based.

I have changed my seti login email address to a different provider.

I am migrating all my accounts away from (Yahoo) Oath > Verison for stability and because I don't want to share yet more private data...

Anyone have better info or updates?
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Message 1992607 - Posted: 4 May 2019, 19:20:13 UTC - in response to Message 1992604.  

Just in case it is useful for other members:

If you used Yahoo in the past for personal mails there has been a slow change over to Oath \ Verison?

(I experienced it over the last few days. Drop outs in email.)

The chatter is that by continuing to use your Yahoo account you give Oath the right to capture your email content and communications to profile you..

Anyway if you have been having a problem with their pop servers (email) it is likely this change of ownership is to blame.

I has a difficult time login in to yahoo's http sites although once I did it worked OK.

I couldn't get into anything yahoo group based.

I have changed my seti login email address to a different provider.

I am migrating all my accounts away from (Yahoo) Oath for stability and because I don't want to share yet more private data...

Anyone have better info or updates?

All I know is I have refused to agree to their new terms of service (for at least a year) and it still allows me to refuse to agree. I'm not using POP, I'm using IMAP or web and don't seem to have issues.
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Message 1992611 - Posted: 4 May 2019, 19:52:06 UTC - in response to Message 1992607.  

All I know is I have refused to agree to their new terms of service (for at least a year) and it still allows me to refuse to agree. I'm not using POP, I'm using IMAP or web and don't seem to have issues.


I didn't notice the change to Oath. I guess I only hit a hitch at Verison in the last few days. (I have updated the title and my post a little to reflect this.)

It looks like some of the old Yahoo web pages are being dismantled. (Missing images and CSS + js.)

I won't be agreeing to the new terms of service either.

IMAP is pretty solid.

Not sure that will save us from their sub-clauses (or even main terms) given we have chosen to continue to use their services beyond a reasonable opt out or personal data download date.

Google has been pretty good at this. It has at least warned us and given us the chance to download our online data when they switched off certain services.
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Message 1992640 - Posted: 5 May 2019, 3:48:37 UTC - in response to Message 1992611.  

All I know is I have refused to agree to their new terms of service (for at least a year) and it still allows me to refuse to agree. I'm not using POP, I'm using IMAP or web and don't seem to have issues.


I didn't notice the change to Oath. I guess I only hit a hitch at Verison in the last few days. (I have updated the title and my post a little to reflect this.)

It looks like some of the old Yahoo web pages are being dismantled. (Missing images and CSS + js.)

I won't be agreeing to the new terms of service either.

IMAP is pretty solid.

Not sure that will save us from their sub-clauses (or even main terms) given we have chosen to continue to use their services beyond a reasonable opt out or personal data download date.

Google has been pretty good at this. It has at least warned us and given us the chance to download our online data when they switched off certain services.

Think you missed something. Oath is a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon. Yahoo & AOL were purchased by them June 13, 2017. Very quickly after that, every time I logged in via the web interface I was assaulted with new terms of service. If you aren't being so assaulted then you may have forgotten and clicked yes.

Groups have always been the ugly stepchild of Yahoo, since they took them over from several other companies. They aren't and haven't been spending any money on them because they can't sell advertising on them.

I noticed several months ago a sudden change in the e-mail, suddenly I was getting ED spam that previously Yhell had been blocking from ever reaching me. I suspect that is when Oath servers were switched in, however I never had technical issues reaching them.

For me there is more. I had Verizon as my landline ISP. They sold that off to Frontier communications (a real POS). However before they did that Verizon stopped their e-mail servers and moved everyone onto AOL. So my @verizon.net address was actually @aol.com! Blurf likely can fill you in on more details about this than you would ever want to know.

FWIW, originally the landline was "Drip & Tingle" a municipal water and phone company (before I was paying bills). They divested the phone part and in so doing split the city. Unfortunately I ended up in the part that Garbage Telephone Equipment got and not the part that Ma Bell had. (Yes, before Ma Bell was split.) Many years later Verizon bought Garbage Telephone Equipment. About 7/8 of a mile to the west ATT has 80% of the city. Absolutely no way to get one of their lines. I'd do it in a heartbeat. Going forward many years the city decided that there were going to be two cable providers and they opened up a second spot on the phone poles. In my area that went to Altrionet. They put fiber in, plus they decided to be a full regulated phone company, reselling Pac Bell lines. I switched and was never happier. About four years later Verizon decided they wanted to put in FIOS. They BS'd the city and got Altrionet kicked out. Not six months after that Verizon stopped all FIOS expansion. The other cable provider was on coax and it went out all the time. Now the really frustrating part is 300 feet to the east is the city line and Altrionet is there! In any case my neighbor and I both had to switch. I picked Verizon he picked the other cable provider. Three weeks later he dumped them due to all the phone outages. Seems in the years since that other provider has put in fiber and a couple months ago he switched to them and seems somewhat happy. Very shortly I'm going to also join him and the (POS) company that can't provide service will lose another customer so they will raise rates on those that remain. As a final several years ago after a wind storm (tree branch down the block rubbing) I was getting nasty bad static on the line. The tech was able to get me a better pair in the main cable, but he told me that was it. Every other pair in their main cable was either damaged or in use. No phone company is replacing copper so if there is another fault someone is SOL.
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Message 1992675 - Posted: 5 May 2019, 13:38:02 UTC

This explains why AT&T basically gave me the finger about my email account. “Sorry we can’t help you.”

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Message 1992681 - Posted: 5 May 2019, 14:03:25 UTC

Only thing I use Yahoo email for is my BT account and that's only coz I had to with them , no other option at the time but for me to use Yahoo , you got more chance of my right leg regrowing !!!!
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