Yahoo email

Discussion in 'Software Discussion & Support' started by dazednconfused, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. dazednconfused

    dazednconfused

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    I recently resuscitated my email account on Yahoo where I've been for 20 years, back when groups were in vogue. I reset password, went to my inbox, and get a message 'We are going to connect you through Outlook and will be permitted access to all your contacts and email'. What the #$@*&#. There are many other sites that will not allow you on until you sacrifice your personal info. And there's a bill somewhere that wants to give it up. Anyhow, How can one bypass this intrusive requirement and get into my Yahoo mail.
     
  2. Jbc223456

    Jbc223456

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    How did you access your Yahoo account?

    You should be able to go to Yahoo Mail and sign-in there. That's how my friends log in and they don't have any redirects to Outlook. If you are getting page redirects like that, I would suggest reading the rules of this forum and let Broni help you make sure your computer is clean.
     
  3. reggie14

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    Yahoo doesn't keep dormant accounts around forever. They say they'll delete inactive accounts if you don't log-in once per year, though I think they give more time than that in practice.

    Are you really logging in to your old Yahoo Mail account? Or did you provide a Hotmail/Outlook account during the resuscitation process? I'm wondering if they created a new non-mail Yahoo account using your Microsoft email address, and are now offering to show you Outlook mail in the Yahoo Mail interface.
     
  4. SARGE

    SARGE The Preacher Man

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    I know Yahoo freezes/deletes your account if you haven't logged in for awhile, or they used to. I forget the cutoff date. My Mom passed 2 years ago and I recently tried to login and it said basically, account not recognized.