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Kudos0

Should I Switch, and To What?

Have always used Norton, and Yahoo products, back to the 80's!  Question, with all the hoopla about hackings, should I consider changing my email accounts, and computer homepage from Yahoo to another company, and, if so, change to what? I'm hearing that iGoogle is a good (&secure) homepage, as well as Gmail.  There are alot of orphan companies out there for email and homepages, but I'm rather conservative and prefer a known entity. The big issue, in my mind, is: should I worry about switching at all, since the hacking took place back in 2013, and Norton has kept me very safe ever since it was called Norton Utilities!  Also, with Yahoo possibly being sold to Verizon, should this affect my decision to switch or not?

Thank you for your assistance!!
 

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Should I Switch, and To What?

iGoogle is dead. There is nothing wrong with having your homepage set to Yahoo. As far as Yahoo email it is garbage and full of spam. Always has been. I have been using Gmail for over 10 years with absolutely no issues. 

Kudos0

Re: Should I Switch, and To What?

Thanks for your insight!!

Kudos0

Re: Should I Switch, and To What?

Hello

There is a Verizon Yahoo Homepage

https://verizon.yahoo.com/

There is also Verizon Yahoo email. It is web-based or you can use Outlook  if you so desire.

Thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: Should I Switch, and To What?

Or you can look around and find any other web site you like to visit frequently and use that as your home page. It does not have to be one of the common services.

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Kudos0

Re: Should I Switch, and To What?

Homepages are matters of personal preference, and do not have to be paired with any particular email service.  If you like the Yahoo homepage, you can certainly keep it and still change your email provider.  There would be no benefit to switching to Verizon Yahoo email if you already have Yahoo.  Also Verizon owns AOL, and recently moved customers in California, Florida and Texas to AOL before selling off their landline business in those states to Frontier.

There certainly have been issues with Yahoo, so switching is not an idea without merit.  You would probably be wise to pick a provider like Gmail or Outlook.com rather than an ISP, so that you can change your internet provider in the future without having to change your email address as well.  There is lots of information on free email providers available online, so you can research this fully before deciding what you want to do.

Kudos0

Re: Should I Switch, and To What?

@rsigler15:

To change your Norton account information, you need the help of this KB.

Usually changing browser home page is quite easy. Personally, setting Yahoo.com as your homepage won't lead to data breach. Yet, the company and/or other sites would still get sth from your computer. For details, plz review their own ToS & privacy page.

Plz browse the below how-to if you have trouble resetting your homepage. And, plz beware of those stubborn browser hijackers and/or its variants. And, Norton is outstanding, yet is NOT perfect.

Somehow, using an email service has nothing to changing homepage. If you meet that request, you may consider switching that service.

Thx~ :)

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