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Yahoo mail plagued by compromised security

Did Your Yahoo Email Get Hacked Again?

mailguy smltallYahoo Mail fixes another compromise in security this week.

Yahoo publicly admitted that there is an on-going issue of Yahoo email accounts being hacked, leading to stolen password, spam emails, and the spread of malware.

This dates back to a serious hack into the Yahoo email accounts that occurred when a hacker uploaded a video to YouTube to show just how easy it is to compromise a Yahoo email account. Yahoo was quick to respond, confirming the flaw had been investigated and fixed.

Later on, a company called ‘Offensive Security’ let Yahoo know that their email service was still vulnerable to attack with flawed security. Yahoo again confirmed that these flaws had been fixed.

It was then discovered that the spam in question, that has been sent from compromised Yahoo email accounts, had been circulating for about a month, stealing login details and bypassing Yahoo mail security.

Yahoo has again confirmed that these security and data breaches have been fixed, but should they be trusted?

Are you prepared to use an email service, that is plagued by attacks and flawed security?

By now, you're probably sorting through options in your head. Let me stop you right there.

At Activate Design, we have the solution.


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At Activate Design, we'll set your business up with a professional, secure, and New Zealand-hosted email.

What is a Professional Email Account?

As an example, if you own the domain name, “cityflowers.co.nz”, then your own email address could be something like; orders@cityflowers.co.nz. At Activate we create email accounts that are hosted on our secure New Zealand-based server, allowing you to choose from a variety of email software options to manage your emails. Amongst the most popular software for emails, today are Microsoft Outlook, MacMail & Thunderbird.

How Much Does a Domain-Name Email Cost?

At Activate Design if you already have a website hosted by us, then email accounts are complementary, and we can setup up to 15 accounts under one domain name. If you do not yet have a website with us, we can host your email account from just $5.00 +gst per month. Contact us for more information or to get started with a new email account today.

Do You Offer Technical Support?

We provide an online troubleshooting guide for email setups, and beyond that we advise those that rely on one technology for their business to have an IT Specialist for your company, or to utilise one of the many IT Specialist call-out technician services available today, to assist with any technical issues such as email setups and keeping software and security updated on your computers.

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Why Shift to a New Email Provider?

Another reason to shift to your own, a more professional domain email account is that Yahoo mail is not good for business because the spam filters are set so high that legitimate business enquiries are often unable to reach you.

What Do I Do With My Existing Yahoo Email Account?

With your Yahoo email, Hotmail, or other personal email accounts, you can set up forwarders to go to your new domain email account, until those older accounts are no longer needed and can be closed.

Where Do I Purchase a Domain Name?

If you do not yet have a domain name, contact our friendly team at Activate Design where we can register domain names on your behalf, or you are welcome to visit our dedicated hosting website www.activehost.co.nz where you can search for the availability of domain names of your choice, with a variety of suffix available such as .com / .co.nz / .net.nz and more.

Simply follow the link above, enter the domain you would like and click "find" to check if it is available. You can purchase your domain right then and there if you wish, or contact us to purchase it for you.

Do I Need a Website?

These days having an online presence is a must. The internet is now the first place most people will go to find a product or service, and increasingly this is being done on mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads. Take a look at our Portfolio Page for examples of websites we have done recently, and for ideas on what we could design and create for you.

Next Steps

 Contact us to arrange a meeting, where we can discuss the options available, introduce you to our own uniquely developed Content Management System (CMS); created so that you can manage your own content and add images etc, with our easy to use a client-friendly system. We can then provide a quote and proceed at your convenience.

Our team at Activate Design can: launch a new or update your existing online presence with CMS websites, E-commerce websites, and other professional services like email accounts and our easy-to-use ActiveMail newsletter system, as well as iPhone and iPad applications. Our team consists of experienced graphic designers, developers, copywriters, programmers, SEO specialists, and a great sales team to advise you on expanding your company logo and brand into an online presence you will be proud to stand behind.


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