After back-to-back revelations that hackers had compromised a staggering 500 million Yahoo Mail accounts and that the company had complied with a US government request to open incoming emails for surveillance,
some users are having a hard time switching to any of Yahoo's competitors.
While it remains unclear how many users intend to leave over the privacy concerns and bad publicity, several told the Associated Press that their ability to do so has been hampered since the beginning of the month, when Yahoo disabled its automated email-forwarding option.
Those who had already set up their forwarding are unaffected, but those who wish to begin forwarding messages now are unable. more