Yahoo Mail Classic Shutting Down Today

Yahoo has been clamping down on a number of its older services in recent months. The company rolled out a new email interface a while ago and now, it has announced that it will shut down Yahoo Mail Classic, which features the older interface, on June 3.

Yahoo Mail

Ever since Yahoo rolled out a new email interface, it had been expected that the company would soon shutter the classic counterpart of the service. However, the company has waited until now, apparently to let Yahoo Mail users migrate to the new interface.

While the new Yahoo Mail comes with a clean and more user-friendly interface, it also requires the users to sign up for a different set of Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. According to the new terms, a Yahoo Mail user is required to accept the ‘automated content scanning and analyzing of your communications content, which Yahoo users to deliver product features, relevant advertising and abuse protection.’

Most Yahoo Mail users have already migrated to the new interface and those that haven’t made the switch are the ones who are concerned about the new terms of the service. The above-quoted clause essentially gives Yahoo the right to scan your email on a regular basis and then push out focused ads on your new Yahoo Mail interface. Many people think this as an infringement of privacy rights and we are sure Yahoo stands a significant chance of losing some users over this.

Source: Yahoo
Courtesy: Engadget

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Salman Latif is a software engineer with a specific interest in social media, big data and real-world solutions using the two.Other than that, he is a bit of a gypsy. He also writes in his own blog. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter .

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