Yahoo Mail: a walking dead service?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by AGX, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. AGX macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2014

    i'm evaulating if continue to use Yahoo Mail or switch to other service, like Outlook or Gmail... but the question is simple:

    - yahoo mail and all the cmpany service are a walking dead service?

    I read that Yahoo is selling all the assets :(

    What do you think? It's better to change the mail service before worse scenario?
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Honestly you should have changed years ago. Yahoo have been stuck in the dark ages for a long long time. Reminds me of 56k aol service back in the 90's
  3. Zenithal macrumors 603

    Sep 10, 2009
    Dead. Some people have taken to Outlook, but its script laden site locks up browsers here and there. Plus, the barren look is awful and nothing is intuitive. Gmail is fantastic. I've been a "customer" since day one. I still manage to learn new tricks here and there. I recently figured out how to mass delete emails from a particular sender. I was still using a very dated method of setting up filters and whatnot. Spam filtering is quite good, but sometimes legitimate emails do fall into the spam folder.

    My main and quite private Gmail account is upped with a storage subscription. For file storage, I personally use a premium Dropbox because Drive is awful. But I love Google Photos, which is where the subscription comes into play. I pay $10 a month for 1 TB of storage. I take a lot of pictures and with a flagship phone, each image takes up a lot of space. I also do Amazon cloud storage. $60 for unlimited anything. One of my employees told me about it.
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    The service is there and has been there for a long time, and whatever might be going on or not going on with Yahoo!, with as big of a user base that they still have, it's not likely it will be going away anytime soon.
  5. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    Why don't you just use the free email address that came with your ISP ?
  6. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I doubt Yahoo mail is going away, so the real question is, do you really want to use it?
    There are so many free email options available, just do a little poking around and find one that meets your needs best
  7. Three141 macrumors 6502


    Jan 1, 2016
    I am with mainly for the Onedrive features, if you use MS office alot I would say go with that otherwise Gmail seems to be peoples preferred choice.
  8. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
    Have been using Yahoo since the very beginning. Not the best free e-mail service provider lately, nevertheless still better if you want to avoid data-miner Google's gmail. Worth considering some new options on the "market", especially if some puts emphasis on security, i.e. ProtonMail or Tutanota.
  9. hatuko macrumors member


    Sep 28, 2014
    Espoo, Finland
    In the case they shut down the service it is likely they would give users some time to migrate their emails etc to another service, but if I were you I wouldn't wait for it just in case. I didn't even know that Yahoo's email service still existed.
    There are some services which help you migrate everything with a few bucks, so you don't have to do the migration manually or with some scripts etc.
  10. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Whats even more strange is although its ancient, they try and act like its "secure" by a second factor authentication to keep users happy. When scams all going on right under their noses.
  11. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    I'm one of those people that gets bored and signs up for email accounts so I can have "". I don't know why....I just do it.

    That said, I got a Yahoo email address to satisfy this need. Having never sent a single email from that account, I consistently get about 40-60 SPAM emails in there daily.

    I primarily use Google/iCloud these days.
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Dead man walking! I'd switch to something else.
  13. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    My primary email is AOL but I recently signed up for iCloud email
  14. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    I think that is a bad idea.

    My dad has Verizon dsl and wanted to switch to Comcast for faster internet. Of course, his wife didn't want to change email addresses, it caused him to put off the changeover for a few years, as there was no way to keep the Verizon email without paying for both. (He had to wait for her to get fed up with the speeds enough to finally switch to cable internet.)

    The nice thing about yahoo/gmail/outlook/iCloud is that you can change isp and keep a permanent email address

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