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    Gmail wasn't any better for spam. Rather than malicious ads I was getting targeted spam.
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    I've had yahoo for many years. Would love to leave but so many use my yahoo email name. Would be a pain, like changing a phone #. I've been using PC Matic as security, don't know if its any good but so far I haven't had a problem. Not knowing much about that I just went with the commercials they do, made in America thing.
    I do get these little pop ups on the bottom says file execution blocked. I assume that is PC Matic blocking something bad, but I sure don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    I've had yahoo for many years. Would love to leave but so many use my yahoo email name. Would be a pain, like changing a phone #. I've been using PC Matic as security, don't know if its any good but so far I haven't had a problem. Not knowing much about that I just went with the commercials they do, made in America thing.
    I do get these little pop ups on the bottom says file execution blocked. I assume that is PC Matic blocking something bad, but I sure don't know.
    I hear what you're saying and understand. I hear it all the time. "I've had this email address for years, I don't want to change it". That's fine. We're just giving you the lay of the land.

    If you use email you're going to get spam. That's just the way it is. Especially free email because with free email you are the product.
    I'm not promoting gmail, but I've used it for years and spam goes in the spam folder. I rarely get anything to my inboxes that I haven't asked for or given my email to. It's very easy to train gmail to allow or not allow certain emails and the new updates to the mobile app make it really easy to unsubscribe from emails.

    IMO The best solution for any business is private email. If you want to really get on it, a private email address with business solution like from G-Suite, Rackspace, or MS Exchange is the best way to go for safety and professionalism. It's not very hard to forward your yahoo email contacts to your private email and slowly ween your contacts into using it, and using better habits with that email.

    I say run your email address (and your backup email address) through https://haveibeenpwned.com/. If it comes back clean, and Yahoo works for you then carry on.

    I just ran my Yahoo email address through it and it came back clean. However I ran the backup email address on my Yahoo account through it, and the Yahoo breach came up and that email came back as compromised.


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