@jand_ottawa As mentioned by others and by Tony, I can mention that as a person who has followed this thread for a while, I can summarize that:
1. There has never been a deadline stated.
2. As far as I know on the main account we have all had to make the changes.
3. If you are using Outlook and windows mail, these are well explained in the original links to the help page (the first one at the first page of this thread has never changed, and works for most to date.
4. Surprised to hear that there are some that are still not having to do this yet on your secondary accounts, but this is Rogers and Yahoo we are talking about here and email has not been a strong point for Yahoo for the last number of years.
I would agree, probably makes sense to go ahead and set those other accounts up - you need to log into the rogers portal for email under each user account - email address and current password and then set the passkey and apply it to those accounts in mail.
It may or may not come sooner or later, but personally, I would not wait, just go ahead and set it up. We have never heard anything from Rogers on this topic, it has all been support calls, chats, and discussion here since the first emails notifications and this thread, so I don't expect to hear any further.
Frustration is inherent in this whole change over, it has been poorly done from day one and we have all had to work with it in each of our own ways.
Let us know how it goes. There is another thread begun recently saying that something is going on with archiving old folders, disappearing and then gradually reappearing.
In my case, I have avoided all of this and just provided post - I went gmail long time ago, and ported all mail from yahoo to gmail and even my user name/address for myrogers is no longer the rogers/yahoo address. Hope this isn't creating too much frustration for you.
So, I got another e-mail on this topic today. It states:
Final notice: The deadline to update
your email settings is November 2nd
This is the third and final notice to update your email account settings. Rogers is making security upgrades to further protect you and your data. This requires your immediate attention.
You will not be able to access your Rogers email using Microsoft Outlook, Windows Mail, or similar software after November 2, 2017 if you do not update your settings.
If you have already made this change, please disregard this message.
So, the change will be implemented 6 months after the initial notice. I have not made the changes yet - we'll see if I do before November or wait to see what happens...
Something just hit me.
I made the changes. I think. Email access is OK.
But how do I know it's all good, until the cut off date? That would be a bad time to discover a problem. Rogers HAS stopped sending me emails which ordinarily might be comforting, but with this crew can I be sure?
Third and final notice? How wonderful! I'm the account holder and I've yet to get my first notice. Bet I'm not the only one. Way to go Rogers!
I think all this is related to the Yahoo Security breach announced back in Dec 2016.
I received this "update" on 10 Oct 2017. Considering the data was stolen in Aug 2013, you have to wonder who is at the helm and what does "security of our users remains a top priority" really mean.
Changing your passwords more frequently may be the best solution!
|UPDATED NOTICE OF DATA BREACH|
|Dear Yahoo User,|
Yahoo webmail login changes
I login to my Rogers email account through the yahoo portal. But in the past few logins, I get re-directed to a "rogers" page and I have to put my password to continue to my webmail.
Is this something Rogers has implemented? If so, where is the communication to this effect? With phising sites, malware and trojans, one has to be cautious.
Also, can I switch it off? Passwords are like keys. The less copies out there, the less chances of break-in. Don't need to keep passwording here there ad everywhere.
I don't actually use my rogers yahoo email anymore dumped its use over a year ago when the security breach was announced by Yahoo.
So I moved everything to Gmail and I keep the Yahoo Rogers active, but it is all forwarded, so I never look at it.
I just did check it based upon your post, and I found the same.
You log into Yahoo.com, and I go to log in, you get the Yahoo interface, enter the email@example.com and next, then it takes me to the rogersmembercentre.com (A new and easy way to access your Rogers Yahoo email account. Please login with your @rogers.com or @nl.rogers.com email address and password.)
New yes, easy way to access - not really, typing yahoo.com, enter your user name (email address and password couldn't be easier), but no you have one of two choices, go forward with a second step now forced through the redirection to the rogersmember centre (I suspect this is a yahoo redirect as Rogers has implemented the Yahoo security changes in a slightly different way than Yahoo did, and used their own management interface called rogersmembercentre.com)
The alternative, is bookmark this new page, so that you don't have to enter the long url and remember that it is Canadian spelling, not US. Surprised Google got that one right. (;
But what you see happening is the same as I experienced - have to learn not to just do as we used to "yahoo.com", so we can get back to the same yahoo website and mail access you see when you type Yahoo.com
So for Rogers yahoo and mail access is no longer a seemless process anymore.
Once more outcome of the change over in security.
I still hold by the opinion - get everyone to use a new email you create, say like Google, and leave Rogers yahoo email to wither and die the death it deserves. Nobody needs the incentive of 9 email addresses from Rogers ISP anymore when there are so many other free services, and you don't have the hassle of notifying everyone to change your email if you decide to change ISP's. It really is not a good idea anymore to tie your email to any ISP as it makes changing companies a challenge.
Thanks for raising the question - hadn't seen that one before - one more in the saga of this whole Yahoo breach and move to "improve security".
Do you know if you can have more than one Google account. I would love to drop Rogers. I have a gmail and a a .mac account as well.
BTW I know people who say they never received notice about the change from Rogers. Is that possible?