Yahoo – Its Time To Go

Tech Advice

Yahoo Email has been the subject of security issues for a long time now and I urged a listener last week on FIVEaa to ” dump it like a hot rock ”

But how do you do this especially if you have had your address for a long time and dont yet want to close down your Yahoo account?

My solution is to redirect it – send your Yahoo Email address to another address – such as a Gmail address or your ISPs address that you use. eg: richard@bigpond.com ( thats not my email address btw ).

So how do you do this?

First logon to your Yahoo Account and there is an option to switch to the Classic Look – you need to do this.

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Then go to SETTINGS

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Then you will see the ACCOUNTS – click on that

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Then scroll down to the bottom of the screen and you will see the option to forward your Yahoo address

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Add in your forwarding address – put a tick in the box

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You will need to verify that mail can be received at the other address as Yahoo will send an email there.

Then never go back to Yahoo – advise anyone that uses that address that you have now changed.

Adelaide Techguy
Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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