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Old 09-02-2017, 06:20 PM   #1
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[SOLVED] Insecure Email Addresses


2017-09-02

I never heard of insecure email addresses until today when I spoke to AOL's Customer Support. They told me that my email messages to a friend were rejected and returned to me repeatedly because his Yahoo address is insecure even though I still can receive messages from the same address.

For the past 8 years I've been able to send messages to his Yahoo address and I am still able to send email to other Yahoo addresses.

I'll appreciate very much hearing from anyone on this particular matter.

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Old 09-02-2017, 08:13 PM   #2
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I have no direct knowledge, but this article may shed some light on it: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...ail-https-ssl/
 
Old 09-02-2017, 08:19 PM   #3
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I would suggest using a mail provider which does what it is paid for -- there is noting in the RFCs about not sending outgoing email to addresses because they are "insecure". If that is verbatim what AOL told you then either the person you spoke to is an idiot or AOL are crooks not providing the service you're paying them for.
In other words what they told you is garbage.
 
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:34 PM   #4
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Hi, frankbell and 273,

You may be aware that Verizon turned over its email business to AOL after acquiring it in June 2017. Since then I've been receiving poor service and was treated very badly by an insufferable arrogant overseas AOL employee. He told me that I was talking to AOL's Premium Support Service and that I'd need to pay $100 to have my problem fixed. Too bad that he ended the call before I had a chance to tell him that I could immediately fix my Verizon-AOL delinquency problem by simply using my Gmail account. I also didn't think he knew what he was talking about. Perhaps one day I'll write off Verizon totally.

Many thanks to you both.

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I am sorry to find that you were treated so badly but happy you have found a solution. ISP email has never had a particularly god reputation and I would say you are better off without it -- it also means you can change ISP, where possible, without loosing your email address.
 
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I have had excellent email service from my current and from my previous ISPs, but I wouldn't use Verizon on a bet. When I moved, changing my email address was a bit of chore, but it was not insurmountable.

I have a Verizon land line (the only choice in my part of the world if you want or need a land line) and Verizon's strategies for keeping persons calling for service from talking to real live human beings are myriad and, frankly, infuriating. (Once you get to them, the real live human beings are just fine; it's their employer that's the problem, not them.)

Just my two cents.
 
  


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