Verizon is removing the ability to automatically forward incoming emails from a Yahoo inbox to another email address for Yahoo Mail free users. The company cited security reasons for the removal of the feature.
Yahoo says all email forwarding rules will be disabled on January 1, 2021. Users who want to read their Yahoo emails need to visit the Yahoo Mail website.
Automatic email forwarding is frequently abused. Hackers who breach the email accounts usually include their email address as an automatic email forwarding rule to receive copies of all messages a victim receives. However, legitimate users often use the feature to centralize email traffic to one single account.