Good-bye Yahoo (And long gone Hotmail)

Good-bye Yahoo (And long gone Hotmail)

For some, Yahoo has a been a beloved site with everything from free email, to free advertising, and free chat, dating, stock quotes, just about everything under the sun. Sadly, Yahoo hasn’t had a very robust financial backing for some time.

Yahoo email is now owned by Verizon and Verizon has announced it will slowly but surely discontinue the Yahoo brand in favor of its own brand. While we have no definitive details about when or how Verizon intends to accomplish this, here at B. A. Computer Services we must warn and strongly suggest that users of Yahoo Mail find an alternative as soon as possible.

As for Hotmail, it was officially discontinued decades ago, but is incorporated into Microsoft’s other email websites. An attempt to access Hotmail.com will redirect you immediately to https://outlook.live.com. If you are still using an email ending in @hotmail.com it may still work for the moment because Microsoft has forwarded the email internally through its primary email servers, but that is no guarantee at any given day they decide to turn that forwarding off. You should take action and move to another email address as soon as possible.

B. A. Computer Services offers services that can move your existing mail, folders, and data from Yahoo or Hotmail over to another email and data provider of your choice.

Additional References regarding Yahoo

https://proprivacy.com/email/comparison/least-secure-email-providers

USA TODAY (2017): Yahoo Is No More

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