November 15, 2007 9:18am CST
why das yahoo close acct without peopel knowing about it
• United States
15 Nov 07
Yahoo! shouldn't close your account unless you fail to login at least once a month, or if you (or someone purporting to be you) abuses the account. Spammers and phishers will often spoof Yahoo! e-mail addresses, especially if they manage to mine information from a member's address book or correspondence. They do this to get past spam filters, and so they don't have to deal with bounces and such. Have you ever gotten a delivery failure notice, dealing with a message that you don't remember ever having sent? Or, have you ever gotten a request from Bluebottle (or another provider with C/R filtering) to verify that you are human, in order to send e-mail to an address you're not familiar with? If so, then your account was spoofed. And whether or not you actually sent the spam is irrelevant to Yahoo!; they'll blame you for failing to secure your information with safe surfing practices, if nothing else. As it were, Yahoo! is one of the oldest search engine/e-mail providers in existence. Because of this, and because they emerged to offer better free services than Hotmail back when it was a two-horse race, everyone has heard the name Yahoo! And that, my friend, is the only reason why Yahoo! is considered the best. They don't have customizable filters, they don't offer IMAP/POP3/SMTP services to free members, and their spam filter is pitiful. They are now clearly resting on their laurels, doing NOTHING to compete with their vastly superior competition. If it's your own Yahoo! account you refer to as having been shut down, I suggest you take this opportunity to migrate to a better provider. Gmail is a popular favorite, with POP3/SMTP (they're also starting to offer IMAP to some users) accessibility, mail checking for up to 5 external accounts, and customizable filters. There's also AOL, who offers IMAP/POP3/SMTP as well as whitelisting (not enabled by default), as well as a free, all-in-one security suite from McAfee; a well-rounded choice. If you want Challenge-Response e-mail filtering, which requires unrecognized senders to verify they are human before their messages can reach your inbox, try Bluebottle.
15 Nov 07
hi dragonslayer! welcome to mylot! hope you enjoy your stay. well, to answer your question, yahoo doesn';t just close account without due reason. it is stipulated in the user agreement when we open account that they will cancel inactive accounts in 30 days without any activity. well, if we can't help it that we can't access our mail, we can't blame yahoo. it is also to safeguard their system from abusive people who take advantage of their free service. and because it is free, well, they have to impose ruless so as to avoid abuses. :-) so next time, make sure to check your mails at least once a month. am sure, you get a lot already. :-)