Verizon has removed the ability to automatically forward incoming emails from Yahoo inbox to another non-Yahoo email address.
This operation will stop on January 1, 2021.
Yahoo Mail users who still want to use automatic email forwarding will need to sign up for Yahoo Mail Pro, which costs $ 34,99 a year or $ 3,49 a month.
Verizon announced the change earlier this month and has now begun notifying users via email.
"We regularly evaluate our products and services based on current security standards and have decided to remove this feature to ensure that free Yahoo Mail accounts remain secure," the company said in a statement. FAQ page published on October 31st.
Automatic email forwarding is often used by hackers who break into email accounts and add their own email address to receive copies of all messages a victim receives.
However, the feature is also very often used by most users to pool their emails into a single account.
Yahoo says that from the new year, all email promotion rules will be disabled and users who want to read their emails should visit the Yahoo Mail website.
Personally, I wonder why these 3 billion users still choose Yahoo, after all that the company has gone through. I hope today's news makes many change email providers.