No More Yahoo Mail Classic, New Version Scans E-Mails

By on June 2, 2013
Yahoo discontinues Yahoo Mail Classic

Last month Yahoo quietly posted the departure of their classic mail interface which will take effect tomorrow June 3rd.  Users will be forced to agree to new terms of service with the new mail interface which features Google like technology of scanning your emails to display relevant ads.  Unfortunately there is not opting out, or staying with the classic version, the only options are to accept and switch or close your account. In Yahoo’s post they state:

When you upgrade, you will be accepting our Communications Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. This includes the acceptance of automated content scanning and analyzing of your communications content, which Yahoo! uses to deliver product features, relevant advertising, and abuse protection.

Yahoo Mail Plus users aren’t getting a break either, Yahoo will prorate all cancellations if you choose to opt out and cancel your account with them.  We are sure that most users will be oblivious to these changes and like most will just agree without reading the new policies.   Now that ex-Googler Marissa Mayer is running the show as Yahoo’s CEO these Google like changes shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Don’t want your E-Mails scanned?  Here are a few other free webmail providers that you can choose to switch to that don’t have advertisements: Zoho Free Email, Free Email,, &

Keep in mind, just because you change email services doesn’t mean that the recipient on the other end of your emails isn’t using a sevice that scans your emails.  If you don’t want it to ever be public information, you probably shouldn’t send it through email.

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