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andrew027

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#82689 4-May-2011 11:43
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Last week I got an email saying I needed to upgrade my Yahoo!XTRA email to take advantage of some new features/services.  OK, sure, I have an XTRA.CO.NZ email address, but I use Outlook 2010 as my email client at home.  I rarely (once every two months or so?) login to the Email option through the xtra.co.nz (oops - nz.yahoo.com) homepage, and very rarely (about once every six months) feel the need to check my email from my phone.

So, just wondering...  Why do I actually need to perform this upgrade? Surely Outlook provides all the functionality I need, and if I access my email via nz.yahoo.com, won't I get whatever version/options are on Yahoo's web-based mail client?

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  #465221 4-May-2011 11:48
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Seeing I didn't see anything related to this going around, I'd assume it's a phishing attempt? Does the email provide a link, and does the link is to the actual Xtra website or to a spoofed website trying to collect your email address and password?





 

 

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  #465225 4-May-2011 11:51
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Hmm... that's a definite possibility. I'll check the original email when I get home and post an update...

 
 
 
 


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  #465232 4-May-2011 12:10
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It is genuine, a service announcemnt from Yahoo. It is just an upgrade to the webmail interface.

[Surely Outlook provides all the functionality I need, and if I access my email via nz.yahoo.com, won't I get whatever version/options are on Yahoo's web-based mail client?]

Correct.

If you only use a client, there is no effect or need. If you use only webmail, or you use both, it is an advice of the interface upgrade.

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  #465233 4-May-2011 12:11
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There you go. I actually have two xtra email addresses but didn't receive any communication...




 

 

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  #465235 4-May-2011 12:16
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I think it is a reminder to upgrade to IE9. I have had a couple of customers with the same thing

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  #465240 4-May-2011 12:25
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From memory the message said to upgradeto IE9 "or later", so as I'm already running IE10, does this mean I don't have to upgrade anything?  That on the odd occaision I use the Yahoo webmail client, the new features will "just be there"?

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  #465264 4-May-2011 13:00
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You can upgrade now to the newest Yahoo!Xtra Mail if your browser is Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3, Safari 4, or Chrome 5 or newer.

 
 
 
 


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  #465286 4-May-2011 13:37
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The email is legit, nothing to do with IE9, and I 'upgraded'...but can't see much difference.

I wonder if it just pointed me to a different server/platform?

If I recall didn't Xtra dump Yahoo (or the other way round)? I wonder if the change in this relationship has meant some changes in the on-line products for customers..hence the 'upgrade'?

Either way no big deal in my book.




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  #465851 5-May-2011 17:17
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These days if you're using ISP provided email you're doing it wrong.

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  #465909 5-May-2011 19:06
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There is no IE10. The latest is IE9





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  #465925 5-May-2011 19:20
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Ragnor: These days if you're using ISP provided email you're doing it wrong.


And going to make your Copyright Court Appearance seem so much more out of the blue ;)

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  #466145 6-May-2011 12:17
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hamish225: There is no IE10. The latest is IE9

IE10 preview perhaps?  It is available you know http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/info/downloads/default.html

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  #466203 6-May-2011 13:59
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Oblivian:
Ragnor: These days if you're using ISP provided email you're doing it wrong.


And going to make your Copyright Court Appearance seem so much more out of the blue ;)


Not true.

The copyright infringement notification must use the same means as the billing. Tongue out

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  #466542 7-May-2011 19:30
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IE10 preview perhaps?  It is available you know



Yeah, I'm a bleeding-edge kinda guy.


Having finally got home, the text of the original email (slightly edited) says:

Thank you for being a Yahoo!Xtra Mail user for the past 4 year(s). We look forward to bringing you an even faster, safer, easier-to-use Yahoo!Xtra Mail very soon.

In the coming months, we will ask you to upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo!Xtra Mail for your account [my email address]. All Yahoo!Xtra Mail customers will be asked to upgrade. But in the meantime, you don't have to wait, you can have the newest Yahoo!Xtra Mail today.

What You Can Look Forward To
• Faster email
• Latest Yahoo!Xtra Mail spam-protection technology
• Easier-to-use design
• Unlimited email storage so that you can keep everything you want

When you upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo!Xtra Mail, everything in your account (messages, folders, contacts, etc.) will be there.

You Can Upgrade Today
You can upgrade now to the newest Yahoo!Xtra Mail if your browser is Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3, Safari 4, or Chrome 5 or newer.

If you do not have one of these browsers, you must first update your browser (it’s fast and free), and then return to this email and click the Upgrade Now button.

If you don’t upgrade now, we recommend that you upgrade soon. Your current version of Yahoo!Xtra Mail will be available for the next few months, but eventually you will need to upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo!Xtra Mail, or review Yahoo!Xtra Mail Help for other options.

Thank you for being a loyal Yahoo!Xtra Mail user.

We hope you enjoy the newest version of Yahoo!Xtra Mail.

Yahoo!Xtra Mail Team

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  #466722 8-May-2011 12:49
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If you look at the see other options link there is the following statement: 
"What if I don’t want to upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo! Mail?
You will have the option to access your mail through Yahoo! Mail Classic."  

I take this to mean that you can still use an email client.  in other words all the other stuff relates only to the web mail service which they are promoting to the very edge of deception.

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