Yahoo Mail has lagged behind competitors such as Hotmail (in the process of being rebranded Outlook.com) and Gmail by not allowing users to access their email through HTTPS.
If you don’t have full-session HTTPS turned on for your webmail, anybody on your Wi Fi network could read any of the emails you write and receive using a tool like Fire Sheep, as they are transmitted from Yahoo to your browser.
Unfortunately, the ongoing war is one that's highlighted whenever Valentine's Day approaches.
After all, no other day reminds people of the loneliness that comes with not being matched up with another.
That’s because, without HTTPS, they are sent as unencrypted text. It’s unfortunate that Yahoo has made the HTTPS/SSL setting disabled by default, meaning that users are required to turn it on if they want better privacy.
If you are using Yahoo Mail, my advice is to enable this privacy option as soon as possible. Hopefully in time, Yahoo will decide to enable the option by default – as it is with Gmail, Hotmail and
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