Yahoo is now recycling handles
scott at doc.net.au
Wed Sep 4 03:57:16 UTC 2013
To their (partial) credit they are also supporting a new email header :
The idea of this header is that it will allow a sender to control that a
user will only receive an email if that email address was valid before a
specific date, thus at least stopping someone from using a recycled account
to carry out a password reset on another service.
Facebook at least is already sending this header on all emails.
Overall this is nothing new - Hotmail has been doing the same thing for
On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 8:09 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> Whackiness, predictably, ensues:
> You can do the math how this might affect you, your services, and your
> if you have those.
> Will people *ever* start listening when we tell them how Bad an Idea
> something is? The RISKS are endless...
> -- jra
> Jay R. Ashworth Baylink
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