Is It Ok To Stay Logged Into My E-Mail Account?

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  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    I use Yahoo mail, and I was wonderin' if it's ok to stay logged in on my computer. I'm the only one that uses it, so would it be of any security risks? My brother said I should log out each time, but I don't see the point.

    Inform me MR
    Thanks :D
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    As long as you're confident that no one will mess your account while you're away from your computer, it's fine to stay logged in.
     
  3. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    I stay logged in and nothing has happened to my account. I cant see why you cant.
     
  4. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yea that's what I thought too. I don't know why I sign in and out. I check my email a lot too. Thanks guys.
     
  5. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Do you have Yahoo Mail Plus it's only $19.99/Year, and you get 2GB of storage, and POP accsee, so you can use Apple's Mail program to check your email. It's much easier to just open mail every 30min or so and check for new messeges, or if you leave it open it will alert you everytime you recieve a new message.
     
  6. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nah, that's ok, I don't need the space and email alerts. I just like to check my mail a lot. I don't even get anything important.
     
  7. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    I'm probably missing something here, but I have a free Yahoo mail account and I get my mail forwarded to Mail just like usual mail.
     
  8. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    I have MSN Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger, and it allows me to stay logged on and lets me know when I get new email the second it hits, and its all free. This is on my PC of course though.
     
  9. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    The point I was making is that with a Yahoo a/c you don't need to open your browser and sign in with your username and password each time you want to check your mail. You can use Mail that comes with OSX. You can get Yahoo to automatically forward mail to your POP a/c.
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I just use Gmail, which gives me all of that for free. :confused:


    And I don't believe I sign out of anything, not even banking websites. When I'm done with my bank account, I just close the tab or the Firefox window. I never log out.

    I also never log out of MacRumours, as you can see. :eek:
     
  11. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    You have to have Yahoo plus to do that. I just checked.
     
  12. SMM macrumors 65816

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    Another point to consider is whether you are comfortable having your system connected to the outside all of the time. For many, it does not matter. I have a good firewall appliance, and some special configurations, to keep hackers out. But, as a last line of defense, I also shut my router down when I am not using it. I also have my firewall open in the background when I am connected. It lets me see any foreign connection attempts.

    This may seem a bit 'overboard', even bordering on paranoia. But, if someone can get into my system, they can gain access to my company's computers. So, if security is not an issue for you, then remaining on-line is no more than a personal preference. On the other hand, if you need to be security aware, then make sure you have precautions set in place.
     
  13. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    He's on a Mac he doesn't need to be so paranoid :)
     
  14. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Look at the first lines on these two pages:

    uk.yahoo.com

    yahoo.com

    I have a UK account and as you can see at the above links I don't need Mail Plus.

    :confused:
     

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