Yahoo! Mail and iOS Devices

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  1. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Not the most relevant of posts, but this issue has put a burr in my saddle.

    It's appears Yahoo! has launched an iOS App, and because of this, they don't want users reading their mail in the native iOS Mail app. So they're blocking it. Which is fucked, of course, and customer service lines at both Apple and Yahoo! are heating up right now.

    I'd like to think that this fuckup would spell the end of Yahoo! but that is likely wishful thinking. They've become a rotten to the core incompetent company with lots of business culture but no business sense. What is worse is as a former AT&T customer, the Yahoo! account I've had since the late '90s is still administered by AT&T. And apparently will be, forever. So instead of showing my displeasure by immediately deleting my account and saying "Fuck You" to Yahoo!, I can only acellerate my ongoing migration to other services and leave behind a phantom account.

    A pretty good example of what corporations do without regulation, at least within the industry. It makes no sense to make a mail platform that other mail apps can't read. Government, or at least industry associations, need to mandate common protocols for common services. We used to be able to do this, but not any more.
     


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  3. Hayward

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    I don't know if any news stories have come out about it yet. I'm just describing my experiences morning. They may very well fix the problem, but it was a stupid thing to do in the first place.
     


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