Today I come home and I find I can’t check my email because I have to log in again even though I am already logged in. So I try to retrieve my password and I can’t reset it online so it says I have to call customer care. I also notice I am not signed on YIM so I try there and it says it is incorrect. So I call yahoo service and leave them a voicemail and my other email address and then my phone number. I also email them too and leave them some information.
Then I start going around changing my email address and I make sure all my passwords are different on each site and I use a password generator. I also wrote them down all in a notebook because having them on a Wordpad on your computer isn’t very smart. There are malware and viruses that allow hackers to have access to your computer so they can see the file and get my passwords for other websites.
I am trying to not make a big deal about it but the problem is I am now going to lose a online friend because I don’t know his username and he won’t know I got closed out of my account and I didn’t even write down any usernames because I have not had any yahoo problems since high school. I have been through so many yahoo accounts because for no reason my account would be closed, one time it was due to AB/DL groups so yahoo closed all accounts that were associated with it so I do not have any AB/DL content in my account by not being in any yahoo groups. But I have not done anything so I don’t know what violation I would have done so I am thinking I maybe got hacked and they changed my password and luckily I didn’t have any card information or banking information and I had a fake name. I also just realized I use a fake name for my hotmail so yahoo service might not even know I am me and if I don’t hear back, I will call them back or let them know and say all my fake names.
The rest of my other online friends I have not seen online in ages so it’s unlikely they will ever come back. Also few others I still talked to I have on Facecook and the other joined wrongplanet so I contacted her there and the other one is on another forum I go to so I let him know too and we only talked on that forum and in email, no instant messengers.
But the pain is going around and changing my email because I have to for password thing for in case I have to reset it or in case I forgot it or can’t access my account again.
But I don’t share my email in public online so I don’t know who did it so it might be someone who knows me but it’s really weird because I have not given it out to anyone lately.
I have lost online friends before on Yahoo because of my account closing so I had to get a new account and re add my friends except for the ones I didn’t know their usernames because I didn’t know how to spell it or they had random numbers I couldn’t remember and it looks like it might happen again.
Yahoo sucks and the only reason why I use it is for yahoo messenger, perhaps I should stop using a email address for forums and for car insurance and my son’s school and all because of shit like this. They seem to close accounts for no reason or I was hacked.