Is Yahoo! Mail a safe email service

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  1. redsoxguy676 macrumors regular

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    I currently have gmail as my main email service provider, but I am looking into other providers that offer push email services to iOS devices. Is yahoo mail a safe alternative to gmail in terms of security? Thanks for any replies!
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Oh well that isn't a vague question...

    Either is fine for your purpose, I suspect.
     
  3. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    Im pretty sure gmail can be pushed to an ios device...
     
  4. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

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    You need to define "safe".

    You won't get pregnant from either service, so, I guess, yes, they are safe :D

    -t
     
  5. Crusader007 macrumors member

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    imho i never feel the free services are safe - it is safe to assume that gmail, yahoo, facebook mail data must be stored & overseen by the NSA as well. It's a free country :)
     
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Why would you think that directly paying for your email shields you from surveillance?
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    It does. I had no problems with this when I had an iPhone.

    Agreed.
     
  8. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    If you want push on iOS. Free icloud email address.....? :confused::confused:
     
  9. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Yahoo is garbage. I have gotten hacked many times on it.
     
  10. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Gmail push is no longer available to newer devices. I forgot the cutoff date, but if you have a newer device, you can't activate the Exchange service. The only option you have is to fetch rather frequently or have gmail forward to a push email service like Apple's.
     
  11. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    Well I'll just say my account was hacked. Yahoo in turn shut down my account and would not let me retrieve any of my emails which included some important items. After many years of use, it came to an abrupt end. I doubt Yahoo is any different then other big email services.
     
  12. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Gmail is much better.
     
  13. woodywoodz Suspended

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    I have a yahoo mail. I think it is nice. But what do you mean exactly "safe"?
     

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