Ed Kummel tech_ed at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 8 01:29:57 EST 2013

I have a Yahoo account...I've had this Yahoo account since the early 90s....almost 20 years now...
I also own 50 domains, run my own mail server, host mail on Godaddy, have 2 corporate email addresses, Hotmail, gmail (2 of them) and about a dozen throwaway email accounts from various other domains I have access to an email account from my HOA, my cell provider and several email accounts from a couple of South Korean elementary schools that they don't know I have (yay for unprotected proxies!)
Why do I use my Yahoo account? Because it has never given me a lick of trouble. I've never had an outage, never lost an email, they give me an unlimited amount of space and allow me to beta all their new toys before they release them.
So...no...I don't *need* to use any of my email accounts...I *CHOOSE* to use my Yahoo account...because I always have!

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 From: Forrest <newtonphoenix at mindspring.com>
To: "newtontalk at newtontalk.net" <newtontalk at newtontalk.net> 
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2013 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Hi
On Feb 7, 2013, at 10:31 AM, Grant Hutchinson <grant at splorp.com> wrote:

> Short of placing all "low-security" email hosts (like Yahoo) into permanent moderation mode, there's not much we can do.

One thing we could try is to urge anyone we know with a Yahoo! account to switch to Gmail, or something similar.

I don't want to sound elitist here, but why don't you spend the ~$10 a month and get a real email provider?


I understand that it works out to be $120 or so a year, and that's a lot of money for something (for some people) that's as trivial as email.

If you don't want to do that--I'm certain that whomever provides you with Internet service also provides you with an email address. You're already paying for that anyway, so why not use that one?

I realize that all of your friends, family and associates have your email address...you can set up email forwarding to send the Yahoo! email to the new address.

Yeah, I know...preaching to the choir. Most people who are smart enough have already abandoned Yahoo!, and there's no changing the minds of the rest, it's all too much trouble.


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