24395Re: [Y-Mail] Account blocked
- Feb 10, 2013Regarding this topic and Shal's response:
> do you think it is truly helpful if yahoo ( or gmail) have your cellYes. If anyone changes my password I'll get a text message, and an opportunity to take control back.
> number to cross reference with ?
I also use it for second sign-in verification, which is a pretty strong protection against a stolen password.For me personally,
Shal makes a good point. I rarely respond - but I feel strongly about this - since I get asked for my phone number when signing into Google - or now - I was asked at least once by Yahoo.
I don't give my cell phone number easily to anyone - even those that I know personally due to the nature of my business (and the fact that some people will call day and night - and DO). Although, realistically - its already on the internet - but I see no need to put it out there again and again - unless I'm forced.
I prefer email for communications and backup verification for most purposes. Both Google and Yahoo have a secondary email for me, but I still see the request for my phone number - which I do not give (Google keeps asking - perhaps I'm rushing when I sign in and don't see the "don't ask me again" button). Since Yahoo and Google do have secondary good working emails for me - I don't understand why they need my phone number also. But, it may be good for some - like Shal - who like getting a text. But, for me - just use the good, working secondary email that they already have.Thanks for reading (hopefully Yahoo is reading also).Nancy J
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