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Yahoo going down the pan

October 19, 2014 by The Man

I’ve often read online how much Yahoo sucks but I often thought it was exaggerated until I tried to update my Flickr account.

First I could not verify my mobile number because of an error

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So no two factor authentication for me this week.

Next let’s try updating our email address …. mmmm ok we can add an alias account fine if it doesn’t mention yahoo but for some bizarre reason an alias address with yahoo in is invalid. Now I like to name my emails after the sites I register at so I know if spam does come in which site leaked my details so for this site it would be username+depicus@domain.com and if ever spam arrives I know who to blame. I do this so much that username@domain.com only gets spam so I simply send it straight to junk unless it’s a reply.

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So Yahoo has let me add a few extra accounts for recovery should I need them but they need to be verified. Yes you guessed it….

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Yes somebody really needs to look at their validation skills.

So lets get onto support… nooooooo lets not. There is just an endless loop of banal question and answers but if your question does not fit then forget it. So off to Twitter we go. Lets see what happens.