Need new email provider - moving from yahoo

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  1. macTW, Dec 21, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2016

    macTW Suspended

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    Hi all,

    I don't need to explain why I want to leave yahoo. The news does a well enough job. The problem is, I don't want to have to make my 50+ new filters on a new account nor have to worry about changing every username I have to a new address. Does anyone have suggestions for secure, easy to transition to email providers? This is in iPhone category because I want to use it nicely on the iPhone mail app or through a quality iOS app. IMG_1735.PNG IMG_1734.PNG IMG_1733.PNG
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    If you're wanting to take filters and such with you I don't have any advice.

    I've had my Yahoo email account since mid-1999 so I won't be leaving.

    Perhaps Gmail?

    I can suggest plenty of other alternate free providers (GMX, Fastmail, Live/Hotmail/Outlook, Mail (mail.com), etc) but I don't use filters in any of these services so I don't know if they would transfer or not.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I'm also pretty sure there's no solution to your filter issue.

    You can import filters at Gmail (they have to be properly formatted) but Yahoo doesn't provide a mechanism for exporting theirs.

    If you do decide to change your email and want to move existing messages and folders, Bittitan.com provides a good, inexpensive migration service.
     
  4. temna macrumors 6502a

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    I won't be leaving Yahoo, I don't care if people read my emails. Nothing in there is very interesting and my Yahoo passwords are unique to those accounts..
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Agree.

    I have two factor authentication on as well.

    My Yahoo account was created way back when everyone was concerned about credit cards over the internet. So, Yahoo over the years has gotten little of my personal information. Perhaps someone now has my phone number. I have iBlacklist (a jailbreak tweak that blocks phone calls). I don't use credit cards with Yahoo and this account has always functioned as a SPAM catchall/secondary email address - the kind I give to companies I don't want having my primary address and/or that I expect are going to email me with unwanted junk.

    Additionally, Yahoo also sees me as being in Singapore because that was originally the only way I could get IMAP to work. Don't know if that's changed, but I've never changed the location so there's that. :D
     
  6. Channan macrumors 68030

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  7. ignatius345 macrumors 6502a

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    A vote for Fastmail here. Strong privacy policies, great support, and a very techy, tweakable feature set. Definitely worth a look, anyway.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Just note that Fastmail is not free to send. At least it wasn't the last time I looked. I have to use my Gmail SMTP server to send.
     
  9. ignatius345 macrumors 6502a

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    That may well be. I used it a lot years ago (pre Gmail) and was paying for one of the higher service tiers. I keep Fastmail around mostly for the ability to generate on-the-fly addresses for lists and whatnot. It's not really right for me right now, but for someone who wanted a lot of power user features and wanted to avoid Google etc, could be a good solution.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Fastmail is a good provider. I just wanted to note this so that if someone does go there they'll be aware that they need to provide their own SMTP if they want to stay free.

    I've had mine for a few years (not as long as you) and I like it. I was looking for an email provider with an Australian address at the time and that's where Fastmail was (fastmail.com.au). It's since just become a dot com.
     

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