The Yahoo messaging service has discreetly announced that the automatic transfer of emails to third-party accounts will be switched to paid mode. This service will no longer be free from January 1, 2021.
A small change is expected in the coming months for users of free Yahoo accounts. In fact, the Verizon subsidiary just tacitly announced that the auto-transfer feature of Yahoo emails to third-party accounts like Gmail will no longer be free from January 1, 2021.
A text in the Support Center states: “As of January 1, 2021, the automatic forwarding of emails from your Yahoo inbox to a third-party email account will no longer be part of the free Yahoo Mail accounts.” If you want to continue to use this service, you must switch to the paid mode of Yahoo Mail Pro (from 2.6 euros per month) or register for the Access + option before the deadline. Transfer (not available in France).
To explain this change, Yahoo is suggesting security issues. “We decided to remove this feature to keep the free Yahoo Mail accounts safe,” the statement said. It is true that the messaging service has historically been the record holder for data breaches with over 1 billion accounts exposed. Most of all, behind the security apology hides the need for Verizon to make its purchase profitable.