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Yahoo mail to stop auto forwarding of mails. Pixabay

Yahoo Mail will discontinue automatic email forwarding for free users from January 1 next year, in order to reduce hacking attempts.
Verizon, which bought Yahoo in 2017, announced the move in an update and the existing users will need to get a Pro account, which costs $34.99 per year, or $3.49 a month.

“Beginning January 1, 2021, automatic forwarding of emails from your Yahoo inbox to a third-party email account will no longer be a feature of free Yahoo Mail accounts,” the company informed.

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