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Topic # 223004 7-Sep-2017 14:03
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Yahoo does not recognize @xtra email addresses anymore and flickr needs you to log in with yahoo with an xtra address...what a mess

 

 

 

How did people get around this?


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  Reply # 1860324 7-Sep-2017 14:07
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Contact Yahoo Support and they can link it to another non-xtra.co.nz Yahoo ID.

 

 

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN26180.html

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  Reply # 1860339 7-Sep-2017 14:25
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First i'm hearing of anyone having this issue (For a measure of those it affected)

 

 

 

I'd contact yahoo support, see what they can do. May have been better to action upon this while xtramail was still on yahoo's platform however.





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  Reply # 1891603 27-Oct-2017 22:47
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I can't contact yahoo support because they require a valid email address ... and ... my email address is not valid!

 

Hmm ...


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  Reply # 1891608 27-Oct-2017 22:59
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ok just found a possible solution using this form bit.ly/2l14F4Q


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  Reply # 1891635 28-Oct-2017 00:28
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Got around it by following the emailed out instructions. 

 

Re-associated with a non xtra email before the platform migration was completed.


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Reply # 1898285 9-Nov-2017 12:58
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yitz: Contact Yahoo Support and they can link it to another non-xtra.co.nz Yahoo ID. https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN26180.html

 

I've just run into this as well, contacted Yahoo support and they've told me "the login info connected to it has been deleted. This means that while there's no way to help you get back in, I can delete it for you."

 

I am deeply unimpressed, as I've had that Flickr account since long before the Xtra tie-in happened. It still emails me on the original email address when someone interacts with a photo.


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  Reply # 1898290 9-Nov-2017 13:08
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I don't know if you guys were spam binned or otherwise, but I received multiple links and emails stating what would happen leading up to it included in the agree to migrate messages about the yahoo services incl flickr if not re-associated beforehand.

 

 

 

One of the sites is still active.

 

https://www.spark.co.nz/emailchanges 

 

 

 

Which changed from

What happens to my Flickr account?

Early next year, your @xtra.co.nz will no longer log you in to your Flickr account. If you want to keep using Flickr, you'll need to create a new free Yahoo ID then visit the transfer page to move your Flickr account to the new Yahoo Identity. It's a good idea to do this now.

If you have some photos on Flickr but don't regularly use it, now's also a good time to download any photos you want to keep.

 

 

 

to 

 

 

What about my Flickr account?

 

Now that you're switched over, your @xtra.co.nz email address will no longer log you in to your Flickr account. If you want to keep using Flickr, you'll need to create a new Yahoo ID.


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  Reply # 1898293 9-Nov-2017 13:19
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Oblivian:

 

I don't know if you guys were spam binned or otherwise, but I received multiple links and emails stating what would happen leading up to it included in the agree to migrate messages about the yahoo services incl flickr if not re-associated beforehand.

 

 

OK, I don't remember seeing that message. I never used my Xtra email address as an email address though, so from my perspective there was nothing to migrate. I've had a look through my email (which goes back to 2003 and has all my original Flickr account creation stuff in it) and can't see anything about migrating Flickr at the time of the Xtra/Yahoo split.


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  Reply # 1898297 9-Nov-2017 13:24
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It appears sometime around August/September they have purged all Yahoo IDs associated with Yahoo!Xtra accounts.

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  Reply # 1898344 9-Nov-2017 14:30
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Luckily for me it's about time I dropped flickr and 500px - deleted everything.

 

Please let us know if you find a way to link it to another account. it must be possible since you can still see the photos there under the "account" that can not be accessed. yeah right. maybe need to escalate it.


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  Reply # 1898461 9-Nov-2017 18:18
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I doubt it now that the identity and account recovery information associated with the Yahoo ID has been deleted. I guess it would be possible if they required verification with the xtra.co.nz email address the Flickr account was once associated with but again the mechanism is probably not there with the support staff. I wonder if they would do it for Flickr Pro customers.. if that even still exists?

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  Reply # 1898462 9-Nov-2017 18:20
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Main email and 2 aliases on March 23rd..

 

 

 

Chances are, if you didn't go through the agree to migrate session?, it was probably dispatched with.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1898467 9-Nov-2017 18:45
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well to get them to delete my profile and all the photos required verification of my account

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