It hasn’t been an easy past few months from Yahoo, from being reported that the US government used Yahoo to surveil user emails for intelligence information to a massive hack that compromised at least half a billion Yahoo accounts (also considered the biggest data breach yet). But it seems Yahoo wants to keep a hold of its users for a bit. Those who are trying to enable automatic email forwarding on Yahoo Mail can’t seem to do so now (if you’ve had it on before, it should still work). This feature will let you move to rival services.
According to a Yahoo spokesperson, they are trying to get the feature back up as soon as possible. "The feature was temporary disabled as part of previously planned maintenance to improve its functionality between a user's various accounts." But users who want out, aren’t buying it. "This is all extremely suspicious timing," Jason Danner, from Auckland, New Zealand, told the AP. It makes sense that Yahoo wants to keep users as they are still in the middle of closing a deal to sell itself to Verizon.