Yahoo will “soon” bring back its temporarily disabled email forwarding feature

Yahoo will “soon” bring back its temporarily disabled email forwarding feature

Close on the heels of a Monday report by Associated Press (AP) that beleaguered Internet firm Yahoo Inc. has disabled the automatic email forwarding feature since the beginning of October, the company has stated that the feature will soon be brought back.

The AP report about the disablement of the automatic email forwarding by Yahoo came against the backdrop of the fact that investors are scrutinizing the company which said in a September disclosure that at least 500 million user accounts were stolen from its network in a 2014 hacking attack.

As a result of the hacking and surveillance revelations by Yahoo, a number of Yahoo users seemingly want to leave the network and shift to other email services. However, with the email forwarding feature having been disabled by Yahoo, it has become difficult for users to shift to other services.

About disabling the automatic email forwarding feature, Yahoo said that the move is a planned one. The company further added that the feature has temporarily been disabled "as part of previously planned maintenance to improve its functionality between a user's various accounts."

Yahoo also said alongside: "Users can expect an update to the auto-forward functionality soon."


Popular Stories

Dr. Mark Wainberg dies after struggling in waters off Bal Harbour, Fla.

Famed microbiologist Dr. Mark Wainberg, who played... Read More

Microsoft patches NSA’s leaked Windows hacks

Microsoft Corp. has claimed that it has already... Read More

Las Vegas to offer clean needles through vending machines

Struggling to fight back soaring heroin and HIV... Read More

Nintendo announces new games for Switch

During the most recent Nintendo Direct, the mobile... Read More

Decomposed bat found inside package of salad: officials confirm

Fresh Express is recalling a limited number of... Read More

Future Google Pixel phones may feature curved screens

Tech giant Google Inc. has plans to introduce a... Read More