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PostSubject: Yahoo email   12/10/2012, 12:46

My yahoo e-mail is just pretty much for junk. I don't really use it for much, so I have not paid much attention. But I wnt back and was looking at WC's first messages in his post about yahoo. I noticed he said it showed http instead of https. I have some break time from work and decided to do some looking. Mine shows the same way.

What I found says that yahoo uses a secure connection when you are signing in - but then changes to a reagular connection. Found several articles about it. Here is just one: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080525055458AARq70k

So, might not be good idea to use yahoo for any important e-mail. I really had never noticed that before - does not really matter much for what I use it for.

Sorry I did not notice that sooner, but that was not the only problem that WC posted about so I don't know if it would have made any difference.

But just wanted to go ahead and post this for future reference.

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PostSubject: Re: Yahoo email   12/10/2012, 17:52

if you use Firefox or Chrome this may help?http://www.webmonkey.com/2012/10/https-everywhere-3-0-secures-the-web-for-firefox-chrome-users/.
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PostSubject: Re: Yahoo email   12/10/2012, 20:15

As long as you're just reading and writing email, signing in with "https" gives you extra security at many email servers. But this extra security may disappear if you check your calendar, edit a contact, or go to another site. For the most secure connection, the site should offer you a option to change your settings to always use HTTPS. However, https will not prevent hackers from hacking your account or hacking the yahoo email server. Using strong passwords will protect your account for a while, but it needs to be changed 5 or 6 times a year to increase the odds that you won't be hacked.

Using Firefox with NoScript addon provides better protection than IE. HTTPS everywhere will slow things down, but if you can live with that, might not be a bad idea. The best defense is to not go where you shouldn't go, but even that isn't 100% safe. McAfee's SiteAdvisor is not to be trusted without reading visitor comments. I don't use the Siteadvisor plugin, but go to the site and manually enter the URL of a site I have a question about, and check for visitor comments to see if "green" sites have negative comments from users. Google Chrome, I don't know, but I think that would be the worst option of all because google is now collecting data from any machine that has a google account or goes to google with their tracking cookies, and providing some of this information to the government - and our government is no longer to be trusted for anything, it is run by communists. I avoid google as much as possible, and make sure any cookies from google are deleted should I use the google search engine.

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PostSubject: Re: Yahoo email   12/10/2012, 21:22

goofrey and repa - thank you both for you input.

I am really not concerned about my Yahoo account, it is not my main account. I only mentioned it because WC was concerend that his did not show the s after http - But I found out that is mormatl. With Yahoo you don't have to go anywhere else - the https disapperas after you log in it changes to http. I found a number of posts complaining about it. Some of the posts said, it might be becauses it was cheaper and yahoo was free. I don't know.
Just wanted to mention it in case it comes up again.

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PostSubject: Re: Yahoo email   1/5/2013, 15:58

Might be a bit late for this thread but you can now turn on HTTPS in your setting for your desktop browser(it's on by default on mobile devices),see Ghacks post at http://www.ghacks.net/2013/01/05/protect-your-yahoo-mail-account-with-ssl/
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PostSubject: Re: Yahoo email   1/5/2013, 19:27

goofrey,

Thanks a lot. Last time I tried to find a way I could not. Just went and did that and got it turned ont.

again, thank so much for the post

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