Posts Tagged ‘yahoo mail’

Yahoo Shuts Down Pipes, Maps and Other Services

Friday, June 5th, 2015

I’ll definitely miss Yahoo Maps, but fortunately it wasn’t all that different, (functionality-wise,) from Google Maps.

Yahoo Inc. announced the shut down of several company products including Yahoo Maps and Pipes yesterday. Yahoo Pipes, which we first covered back in 2008 here on Ghacks, is one of the prominent products that Yahoo selected to discontinue. The service allowed you to collect and use data from around the web to create new products or information based services.


How to Secure Your Yahoo Mail Account Properly

Friday, January 31st, 2014

If you’ve got a Yahoo Mail account, you might want to take a look at this article. Apparently, Yahoo Mail has become a popular target for organized hackers …

Yahoo released a statement yesterday in which it notified users of its mail service Yahoo Mail that it noticed a coordinated “effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts”. According to Yahoo’s preliminary analysis, it does not appear as if the data was dumped from Yahoo servers directly. The company assumes that the data has been collected from third-party databases instead.


Tabs are Back! Yahoo Restores Tabs on its Email Service, Yahoo Mail

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

I’ve never used Yahoo Mail myself, but it’s nice to see that Yahoo is actually listening to its users …

Yahoo launched a redesign of the company’s email service Yahoo Mail in October 2013. Advertised as an elegant and intuitive version of the service, it introduced a complete redesign of the website. In addition to the launch, Yahoo made the decision to remove all old classic versions of the interface, so that users of it had to use the new service if they wanted to access their emails on the Web.


Which Email Provider Offers the Best Spam Protection? Study Suggests Hotmail

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

For a free email client, Hotmail does do a pretty good job of filtering out the spam …

Spam is one of those things that you never can get rid of completely, it seems. Email providers like Hotmail, Google Mail or Yahoo Mail are battling on the spam front ever since they opened their door for the first users. And while they managed to cut down significantly on spam in past years, there is still work to be done in that compartment. Providers are currently working together to eliminate most of the spam once and for all. Until then though, users will receive spam fairly regularly in their inboxes.


Track any Email to its Original Location by Finding the Email IP Address

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Here’s a handy, concise guide to tracking the source of bothersome emails …

Millions of emails fly through cyberspace daily, and as is the case for many users, it can be useful to identify the location that the e-mail originated from. Persistent spam and malware attachments abound. Sometimes it is best to say, “I have had enough!” Particularly for e-mails that include malware, this is important. By reporting these locations, you spare others from having to deal with malicious programs or domains. Let these users know that you know where they are and don’t hesitate to report malicious software spammers to the appropriate authorities.


Use MailStore to Backup Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Emails

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

This sounds like a really great idea; especially after the recent Gmail snafu …

Cloud based email is great. Providers such as Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail offer web access to their email services that allow users to access their emails from everywhere, provided that they have an Internet connection and compatible web browser at hand.


Yahoo! Mail Watcher For Firefox

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

This sounds like a useful add-on for Firefox … but I’d be more interested in the Hotmail Watcher myself.

One of the problems associated with web based email services is that users only get indications of new emails when they are on the providers web page and logged into their account. That’s different from desktop email clients which usually show notifications somewhere on the screen.


Yahoo Mail Beta – Faster, Unlimited Storage

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Hopefully, this will give Yahoo’s search engine functions a boost too. When it comes to search engines, it’s nice to have as many alternatives as possible …

Yahoo today unveiled a new version of their online email client, improving the performance, search and spam filtering as well as unlimited storage, mobile and social media integration.