> Register a previously used ID
> A deleted Yahoo account ID may become available for future use, and you’re welcome to try to register it. However, Yahoo can't specify how long until a deleted ID may become available, and we can't guarantee that it will become available.
And make sure it doesn't get removed for inactivity:
> If you rarely use your account, it will go into an inactive state and then be deleted. You can prevent this by signing in to your account using any device at least once every 12 months.
DON'T DELETE YOUR YAHOO ACCOUNT. Purge it of all content, sure, but flat-out deleting it is very risky.
The only way out is to trawl through one's account, hoping that at least one mail from each contact is available, and then changing the email address with each of those. For personal contacts, this would involve emailing them and hoping they see it. For commercial contacts, it would involve going to the respective site and figuring out how to change the address and confirm the new address. Overall, this would be a cumbersome process for many people.
Yahoo shared the following statement with TechCrunch:
“We’re working to get auto-forward back up and running as soon as possible because we know how useful it can be to our users. The feature was temporary disabled as part of previously planned maintenance to improve its functionality between a user’s various accounts. Users can expect an update to the auto-forward functionality soon. In the meantime, we continue to support multiple account management. ”
The headline heavily implies it's permanent and intentional as an obstacle, which are not supported by available evidence.
1. Fastmail - becomes very expensive if multiple people (say, in a team or family) want individual accounts even if their actual usage volumes are less. Pricing by user account is the barrier here, instead of pricing by usage (consider that it provides 600 aliases per user, which 99% of users wouldn't use to the full extent, but charges based on user accounts). Provides support for IMAP/POP, importing existing mails from other accounts and exporting mails out. A few hundred dollars a year for email is quite expensive for me.
2. Protonmail - no way to import mails from existing mail accounts or to export mails from the system. The lack of support for IMAP/POP means one does not have the freedom to move out. Suggestions on these have been waiting for two years with nothing to show for. Pricing is somewhat similar to Fastmail, but offers more flexibility. This too could get very expensive even with lower actual usage per user.
3. Tutanota - much better on flexible pricing based on different parameters, but it's similar to Protonmail in that it does not support importing existing mail or exporting mails out. It too lacks support for IMAP/POP and states that it's never going to support them for privacy reasons.
4. Startmail - quite similar to Fastmail on the pricing issue, but has IMAP support.
Are there any other providers who do better on all these fronts? I'd like to use custom domains, have multiple user accounts (with separate credentials), preferably manage storage across users, be able to import and export mails, and have IMAP/POP support in order to use different systems (phones, tablets, computers with different operating systems). I don't believe that web mail and custom apps ought to be the only way to use email.
It's hosted in EU, has IMAP/POP/ActiveSync (AS is not mentioned on website since it's still in beta, but has worked since last year reliably), Cal&CardDAV (CardDAV offers full HQ contact photos).
The prices are quite reasonable (1.8€ monthly for 10GB mailbox). Webmail interfaces are SOGo, Squirrelmail, Roundcube. Support tickets are answered instantly (couple hours).
You can migrate existing mail via an IMAP importer (logs into target IMAP server with your credentials and pulls email to servermx).
They offer a 30 day trial to check it out (without custom domain part for the trial), after that you can upgrade it to a full paid account, which supports custom domains.
From their features page.
> With the trial product You can use your own domain name or use a free sub-domain of servermx.com which will be assigned to you at subscription time.
Or did you mean they don't offer "Custom Web mail URL - Your domain name can be used for your web email client (example http://webmail.yourdomainname.tld)" during the trial?
Thanks for the heads up, I'll have to look into them as I'm getting bored of maintaining my own mail server and €24 isn't bad for a year. I'll have to look into them a bit more before taking the plunge though.
Runbox is probably as privacy-respecting as you can get without delving into the kind of zero-knowledge encryption schemes that make Protonmail and similar services incompatible with IMAP/POP. Their webmail is meh, but that won't matter if you usually access your mail via IMAP/POP.
 See e.g. https://psyq123.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/backing-up-email-fr...
Do those privacy focused providers even prohibit the import of mails via IMAP from your local computer? At least for isync/mbsync this not relevant and it seems to me that this a very basic operation of the IMAP protocol... (I'm not a CS person, don't weigh my words.)
It's quite cheap and supports using your own domain.
It's German based but I have had no issues communicating with the support in English.
The manual way is just to use a desktop email app like mail.app, outlook or Thunderbird to move the emails. That's what I did to migrate from Google apps, worked surprisingly well for even my very large amount of email.
You can also use this way: https://support-en.mailbox.org/knowledge-base/article/audrig...
It might be a bit too simple for your needs though.
As far as I know, if you register elsewhere and set up DNS so, you can still get one Gmail account against the domain name for "free" -- in contrast to when Google was rolling out Google Apps to the public and offered first 50, then 25, then 10 "free" Gmail accounts to a unpaid Google Apps account so configured.
(1) Point your MX records at your Zoho mail
(2) Forward all mail from Zoho to your personal gmail account
(3) Setup a sender alias in your gmail account for your domain
Currently I have to redirect to Google and Google only send from those boxes using 3rd party SMTP server. So main advantage of having trusted sender is not there.
Granted they always leave a transition period, but doing anything involving domains is a pain I'd rather not touch until I have to.
GMail Settings > Accounts and Import > Send Mail As > Add another email address you own.
I remember it taking a few tries to get all the Domains info right, but I can send and receive email from any of my Google-managed domains from within GMail. You can try Googling for updated instructions if these don't still work:
Would not mind paying a few bucks for the service though, email is a such essential tool for everyone these days anyways.
P.S.: On the other hand, Gmail allows free IMAP/POP and free email forwarding.
There could be some legitimate security concerns there, especially since most yahoo accounts don't have a convenient and free help desk to stop by, right?
(Disclaimer: I am only a novice when it comes to security, I could be totally off base)
On the side:
> Verizon wants $1 billion discount on Yahoo deal | Crunch Report
(not saying this to justify Yahoo's rogue move here, but to give advice to people who have this problem)
I have no idea how I ended up getting signed up for this. I've long used Yahoo as pretty much a spam bucket when I have to give out an address to someone I don't care to get emails from. (For all I know, I somehow got signed up a while back but I certainly am not aware of doing it and it's not something I would normally have any reason to do.)
the credit card scammers just use the fact that almost everyone in the US has a yahoo email.
This is going to make people want to move off Yahoo even more
If you were selling a herd of cattle, you wouldn't just leave the gate open and let them leave, would you?
I replaced it with a personal domain with email hosting through gmail. Today, protonmail looks like an interesting alternative, and thanks to this setup, would be a painless transition.