[kwlug-disc] OT: Hotmail/Yahoo account breakins

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sat Feb 16 00:16:40 EST 2013


I have forwarding on most of them, and I'm pretty sure SMTP on most as well.

There is no charge.

At least for gmx, live, rogers, yahoo, and I think hotmail - but it's 
been some years since I've used hotmail.

I have never paid anything.

And, most all of the time, forwarding is enough. gmail will let you go 
out as anything if you send to yourself then enter the confirmation 
code. That it actually goes out via a gmail SMTP should matter little, 
most of the time.

So forward to gmail, read from it, smtp out for free as you can, via 
gmail for those you can't.

No cost.


On 13-02-15 07:38 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 12:53 AM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>
>> On 13-02-14 09:44 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>>
>>> On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 9:32 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>>>
>>>   Worth forwarding all accounts to your trusted / preferred server, where
>>>> you can use your (sandboxed?) trusted e-mail client / browser/e-mail combo?
>>>> (Isn't gmail supposed to have some pretty good malware detection behind it?)
>>>>
>>>
>>> In theory, yes.
>>>
>>> But not all services provide forwarding nor POP/IMAP (AFAIK, only Gmail
>>> allows it).
>>>
>>
>> MANY do, including hotmail and yahoo. Live, gmail, rogers, the list goes
>> on.
>
>
> All of them have forwarding and POP/IMAP. But Gmail is the only one to have
> these features free of charge.
>
>
>>
>>   Further more, I used Gmail for its features, like spam protection,
>>> threading, good compose features, ...etc.
>>>
>>
>> Which you would be gaining for all these other accounts as well.
>
>
> Which means I have to pay Yahoo and Microsoft to forward email to Gmail.
> These accounts are legacy and near obsolete. I would not pay for that.
>
>
>> Which is my POINT. If you were reading Yahoo in Gmail, taking advantage of
>> the features you like, that attack vector is closed for you - you are never
>> in Yahoo to be exposed to those holes.
>
>
> Only if someone is willing to pay for it.



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