aren't as informed as you are though.
Yes - or at least use a domain name so it can be easily 'ported'
Yahoo Starts Scanning E-mails
As of June 1 2013, all Yahoo e-mail users are required to upgrade to the company's newest platform, which allows Yahoo to scan and analyze every email they write or receive. According to Yahoo's help page, all users who make the transition agree to let the company perform "content scanning and analyzing of your communications content" to target ads, offer products, and perform "abuse protection."
This means any message that Yahoo's algorithms find disturbing could flag a user as a bully, a threat, or worse. At the same time, Yahoo can now openly troll through e-mail for personal information that it can share or hold onto indefinitely.
Gay and haven't come out yet? Yahoo knows. Having an affair? Your spouse may not know — but Yahoo does. Any interests, ailments or projects you'd rather not share? You're sharing them with Yahoo, perhaps forever.
The new tracking policy affects more than just Yahoo account holders. Everyone who corresponds with a Yahoo e-mail account holder will also have their own message content scanned, analyzed, and stored by Yahoo, even if they themselves have not agreed to Yahoo’s new terms of service.
So, basically, they'll start doing what Google does then...
OK that's worrying. My BT E-Mail is not checked every 150 days because it is a fallback for catching mail from old accounts. I guess the big migration starts... :/
My old yahoo account was somehow hacked a few weeks ago. Not logged into it for a good 6 months at least. But randomly someone from Brazil started spamming all my contacts in there. As I wouldn't want to delete my yahoo account (gotta keep the name...), I deleted all the emails and contacts there, and changed the password. So, if it happens again they can't do anything useful with it.
BT have made the right choice here, moving away from Yahoo. Their email service has been a mess for years now.
Sky don't close your account even if you leave. You just have to make sure you keep using it. Even o2 (soon to be Sky) who claimed e-mail accounts are closed 90 days after you leave don't seem to follow up on this threat. My old account is still active after two years.
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