AOL has gotten to the point that MOST of the time, I can't send out emails UNLESS I exit the email in progress and solve a stupid puzzle captcha. For NO DAMN REASON, and now they are constantly logging me out.
Now Yahoo has put out a thing about a security breach and hacking that supposedly took place 3 years ago. Seriously? And they just now figured it out?
I smell a stinky rat. Although I know emails can be hacked and often are, I think it's all bullshit. Because in order to keep using email, they want EVERYONE to put in their mobile phone #.
I don't have a mobile phone, cell phone or Smart Phone, nor do I ever want one! I think they want a bunch of brand new phone numbers to sell to God only knows who, just to make more money.
DATA MINING! That's what it more than likely is. When they INSIST and FORCE users to change passwords, give phone numbers, or else, then something is serious amiss. I'm not buying it.
And for those of you who want to email me? Well?.... Good luck with that, as now there are TWO emails that are unusable for me. For those that know what my Yahoo one is, just replace the end with the @gmail.com and I should be able to be reached and be able to respond.
That's just the gmail email only, as the Google+ gives me grief and threatens me too, if I G+ too often, no matter what it is. I skip G+ most of my posts here, and only do it once without clicking the popup share thingy.
Other people are pissed off too, as here are some comments copied from various sites off the web about this very thing. Lotsa pissed off peeps!
Message to Yahoo: I'LL CHANGE MY PASSWORD WHEN I BLOODY WELL FEEL LIKE IT, AND I DON'T APPRECIATE THE CURRENT SPAMMY LOOKING METHOD THAT YOU HAVE RESORTED TO FORCING ON US!!!!
STOP asking us to change our password. Stop the popuups asking us to update and reload. I DO NOT want to. Quit spamming us with email asking us to change passwords. And get your hands off of our emails and just allow us to simply use email as it should be. Message to Yahoo: I'LL CHANGE MY PASSWORD WHEN I BLOODY WELL FEEL LIKE IT, AND I DON'T APPRECIATE THE CURRENT SPAMMY LOOKING METHOD THAT YOU HAVE RESORTED TO FORCING ON US!!!!
Quit asking us to secure accounts by giving a noble phone # I don't have a fucking mobile phone to begin with. Damn data miners.
You're playing with gimmicks you want us to get excited over, BUT you don't have a page on Facebook where we can tell you the problems you are causing for us. I see June Shockey posted just above that she wants you to let her back into her account, which you won't do because she didn't want to change her password.
YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO US SENIOR CITIZENS! MANY OF US DO NOT HAVE SMART PHONES, AND YOU'RE TRYING TO FORCE US TO DO YOUR ACCOUNT KEY LOGIN WHICH REQUIRES USING A SMART PHONE. SOME OF US HAVE SMART PHONES BUT =NO= TEXTING. SOME OF US REFUSE TO GO ONLINE USING A SMART PHONE DUE TO HIGH COST FOR THAT. WE'RE ON LIMITED BUDGETS AND MOST ARE NOT COMPUTER SAVY.
My husband is willing to change his password, though he thinks the demand is stupid, but if you insist on sending a text to a smart phone, it means you are trying to FORCE him to buy one! THAT IS SHABBY! SHAMEFUL! STUPID! We're over 65 and on a limited budget.
Karen Crichton As if your service isn't bad-enough already, you are now holding my emails hostage until I give you my PHONE NUMBER-?! You have NO RIGHT to demand a phone # for an email account (so you call sell it, duh).
I'm calling my Attorney General's office as soon as they open.
Anybody else who's locked-out up-for a class action suit??
Sharon Pugh Yahoo announced that 1 billion yahoo accounts have been hacked MINE being one of them. In the video, a yahoo rep talks like it's not a big deal and even subtly passes blame to customers for not continually changing their passwords. I can't access my MAIN email account and have tried everything including buying expensive malware. What are you going to do about it YAHOO???
Ashley Erb Doesn't make sense.. you guys wrote that the hacker is taking phone numbers and stuff but to disable our security questions we need a phone number or alternative account. Make sense?
Elia Boninsegna Yahoo is insisting wat too much for making me change the password... I don't want to change the password!
David Chong yes....force me to change password....then force me to registered my mobile number, then they can stole my information inside my mobile....i try not to registered so many time..and i dont want to change my password at the end i can not log in to my email unless i change my password.....the worst thing is i can not contact yahoo...can not speak to any one or communicate with any one in yahoo......
Charles Kelly WHAT THE HELL is wrong with you, Yahoo Mail?!?!?!?!
I can't log in on my new computer because YOU morons are forcing me to change my password!!!!!!
I DO NOT want to change my password!!!!!!!
Carlos Martin I can't open my email because yahoo is forcing me to change my password. They suspect i have suspicious activity in my account for no apparent reason. I do not want to change my password, i have been using your services for more than 10 years, and i am a nobody (meaning i don't hold critical information in my email)
Can you guys please give my email back to me?? carlos.martin58@yahoo
David Erlandson Contacting the BBB. You block all outgoing mail that has info pertaining to guns, the 2nd Amendment, or Trump! I will also be contacting a lawyer. Anti American, anti freedom, and getting sued again... Way to go yahoo!
Daniel Bredeman There is a reason Yahoo is losing to google. Your shitty security and awful customer service is the reason your company will be bankrupt soon. I have a lot of time sensitive emails that I will be able to get into because you of your incompetence. You suck Yahoo, after using your services for well over a decade, I'm finally done. I will enjoy watching the implosion of your second rate tech company.
Ed Poe Why is yahoo not doing anything about all of us people who can't access our mail? I deleted my account on 9/25 because I was getting 30-40 pornographic e-mails a day! Last week I tried to reactivate it, and keep getting a message to contact customer care, but there's no possible way to contact anyone! Tried contacting someone through support forums, and am having no luck getting someone to respond! There's 102 pages of people having the exact same problem! Ridiculous! Someone needs to get fired. 20+ years with yahoo mail, and have never experienced so many problems, with no way to e-mail customer care! FIX THIS PROBLEM!
Ed Angel I am beginning to hate YAHOO MAIL. i AM FN TIRED OF YAHOO TRYING TO FORCE ME TO CHANGE MY FN PASSWORD !!! i WON'T CHANGE MY PASS WORD, but i will delete yahoo from my computer if they continue to try and force me to change my pass word to secure my account. It is as secure as it needs to fn be.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!