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yahoo mail alert

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i got this msg from Yahoo mail. What does it mean? Can I still use Firefox as my browser/mail access point?

"Us again. Just a reminder that your Yahoo Mail account needs your attention before 20 October 2020. Security is incredibly important to us, and in order to keep your account safe we're requiring an updated secure sign-in when accessing your account from unofficial or non-Yahoo apps. There are a few ways to keep your inbox running without interruption:

Option 1: We recommend that you access your email using our free Yahoo Mail app for iOS and Android or simply go to to access Yahoo Mail on the web.

Option 2: Keep your current, non-Yahoo app, BUT follow a few steps to get it to sync with our secure sign-in method. The steps vary across different email applications, but in most cases, you will have to remove your Yahoo account from the app and then add it back again to update the sign-in security. Use the links below to follow the specific steps for your current application:

   iOS Mail
   Samsung Mail

Option 3: You can generate a one-time, unique password that will allow you to sign in to your account using your non-Yahoo email application. Once created, this password will continue to allow your app to securely sync your Yahoo email unless you sign out (or are signed out) from your app. You can find instructions on how to do this here.

Want more details? Please visit our help page. If you’ve already taken action, you can skip the above and go back to doing what you love in your inbox.

Thanks again for being a Yahoo Mail fan!

Yours in your inbox, The Yahoo Team"

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Be very careful. Many such messages are not from who you think, but a way to get your information. Contact Yahoo support and ask about this.