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    News - Your dream Yahoo ID may just be a little patience and $1.99 away

    A new watchlist service opens so you can monitor up to five IDs for three years.
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    Re: News - Your dream Yahoo ID may just be a little patience and $1.99 away

    Is it just myself who thinks that this is probably about ten years too late? I just can't see why anybody would be interested in any Yahoo ID these days.

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    Re: News - Your dream Yahoo ID may just be a little patience and $1.99 away

    It's not just the ID its the email address.

    I don't even bother using email address provided by my ISP because I change ISP's every now and again and generally they stop access to your "free" email address after a while so makes sense to use an address you can take everywhere.
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    Re: News - Your dream Yahoo ID may just be a little patience and $1.99 away

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    It's not just the ID its the email address. I don't even bother using email address provided by my ISP because I change ISP's every now and again and generally they stop access to your "free" email address after a while so makes sense to use an address you can take everywhere.
    Easier (although more expensive - granted) idea would be to get your own domain, then you can have what the heck you want, and if you take umbrage at your ISP then you can just move your domain. I took a look recently and it's surprising the number of companies out there who are quite happy to tout for mail hosting business.

    And best of all you don't have to put up with Yahoo's ... "interesting" ... approach to spamming.

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    Re: News - Your dream Yahoo ID may just be a little patience and $1.99 away

    What approach is that? I have had one account for 3 years that I have given out to 5 business's which has had zero spam

    The other account I use to sign up to forums has a fair bit.
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    Re: News - Your dream Yahoo ID may just be a little patience and $1.99 away

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    It's not just the ID its the email address.
    Just think how many old ebay accounts are now going to be up for grabs!
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    Re: News - Your dream Yahoo ID may just be a little patience and $1.99 away

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    (And best of all you don't have to put up with Yahoo's ... "interesting" ... approach to spamming.) What approach is that? I have had one account for 3 years that I have given out to 5 business's which has had zero spam. The other account I use to sign up to forums has a fair bit.
    On two occasions last year I gen'd a Yahoo ID (needed it for Groups) and within less than a week (in each time) I got bombarded with all kinds of "interesting" unrequested email. Now I hadn't used the id for anything than the one Group I wanted access to.

    On the other hand I've had a Google id for about three years and got less than a half a dozen spam emails in all that time. Heck, even my much abused Hotmail account gets less spam than those benighted Yahoo accounts.

    But in the spirit of fairness that was just my experience and ymmv.

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