Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised

Chris CrumIT Management

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Yahoo announced back in October that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail by default for all of its users starting on January 8th.

The company has now announced that it has indeed done so.

"Yahoo is fully committed to keeping our users safe and secure online," writes Yahoo SVP of Communication Products Jeff Bonforte in a blog post. "As we promised back in October, we are now automatically encrypting all connections between our users and Yahoo Mail. Anytime you use Yahoo Mail - whether it’s on the web, mobile web, mobile apps, or via IMAP, POP or SMTP- it is 100% encrypted by default and protected with 2,048 bit certificates. This encryption extends to your emails, attachments, contacts, as well as Calendar and Messenger in Mail."

"Security is a key focus for us and we’ll continue to enhance our security technology and policies so we can provide a safe and secure experience for our users," he adds.

Yahoo Mail has faced a lot of backlash from users in recent months thanks to, at first, big design and functionality changes, and then a major outage debacle.

Here's at least one thing that users shouldn't have much trouble applauding.

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Chris Crum
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