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Urban Legends: Yahoo Is Shutting Down

Yahoo was recently purchased by Verizon

In the process of reworking Yahoo, several changes are taking place. Unfortunately, there are a number of people spreading false rumors about this.

One such rumor is that Yahoo Mail is shutting down!

Yahoo mail is NOT closing down. Yahoo messenger is, and Yahoo is clearing out the inactive account. Urban legends like this are a big reason why so many victims have trouble finding the truth. This is a FINAL WARNING.

According to Yahoo:

On July 15th, Yahoo will be closing down inactive accounts (accounts that have not been logged into in the last 12 months) and releasing them to the public to claim.

That means that if you (or more importantly, customers on your email list) have not logged into your Yahoo account in the last year, then that Yahoo ID will become available and could soon be used by a completely different person.

To learn more about Yahoo’s plans for Yahoo Mail visit: https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/yahoo-closing-down-inactive-accounts-223647318.html

Yahoo Messenger Is Shutting Down

After 20 years, Yahoo Messenger is finally shutting down!

According to Yahoo:

Yahoo Messenger will be discontinued

Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018. Until then, you can continue to use the service normally. After July 17, you’ll no longer be able to access your chats and the service will no longer work. Read our FAQs below for more info on what this means for you.

To learn more about Yahoo’s plans for Yahoo Messenger visit: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/messenger/SLN28776.html

Spreading False Information

It is the policy of RSN to prevent false news and urban legends. We will block individuals from accessing our websites and social media who abuse this.

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