Yahoo Mail stops email from automatically forwarding free users

Yahoo Mail stops email from automatically forwarding free users
Yahoo Mail stops email from automatically forwarding free users

Yahoo Mail will stop automatic email forwarding to users for free starting January 1 next year, in order to reduce hacking attempts. Verizon, which acquired the company in 2017, announced this step in an update, so existing users will need to obtain On the Pro account, which costs $ 34.99 a year, or $ 3.49 a month to get the feature.

According to the Indian site TOI, the company informed that “as of January 1, 2021, automatic forwarding of emails from your Yahoo inbox to a third-party email account will not be available for free Yahoo mail accounts.”

The company added: “Upgrade to Yahoo Mail Pro or subscribe to Access + Forwarding to use the automatic forwarding feature at this time,” and according to a report in ZDNet, automatic email forwarding is often misused.

“Hackers who hack email accounts often add their email address as an automatic rule for email forwarding to receive carbon copies of all messages a victim receives,” the report stated, and if your free Yahoo Mail account is set up to automatically forward emails to an inbox. Third-party mail such as Gmail, these emails will stop being delivered to the third-party address on January 1, 2021.

The company said: “You will still be able to view your emails in Yahoo mailbox through your web browser at or via Yahoo Mail applications, and Yahoo Mail Pro subscribers will not be affected by this change.”

Verizon said it regularly evaluates its products and services against current security standards and decided to remove this feature to help ensure free Yahoo mail accounts remain secure. “The change will help us focus on building better new features and experiences for Yahoo Mail users,” it said.

In the face of a steady decline in usage over the past several years, Yahoo last month announced the closure of Yahoo Groups as of December 15, as the Yahoo Groups service was launched in 2001 and could not complete it with new platforms such as Reddit, Google Groups and Groups, while the company bought US wireless communications Verizon a struggling Internet company Yahoo for only $ 4.8 billion in 2017.

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