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BT ditches Yahoo mail service following hacking claims

BT has dumped Yahoo’s e-mail service in favour of its own web portal bt.com and will switch millions of its broadband customers’ email accounts to a new BT Mail service offered by Critical Path.

The move follows complaints from BT customers using the Yahoo! service since February that hackers have been frequently exploiting accounts to spread spam emails.

BT Consumer division director, Nick Wong, said that the new BT.com has been developed to make things easier and more engaging for our customers.

"They will only have to log in to this single site for all their requirements," Wong said.

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"The new BT.com will feature breaking and exclusive news and features from a dedicated team of journalists at the Press Association covering areas such as news, entertainment and lifestyle.

"With BTSport.com also launching in the summer, we’ll bring customers exclusive live sports action as well."

In April, the firm revealed that the new web portal will incorporate breaking news and simple access to email with customers’ BT account and billing information, from June 2013.

The new BT Mail will include the features and functions such as in-built anti-virus and anti-spam applications.

"We will be keeping our customers fully informed about what changes to expect and when they will be able to enjoy the new services," Wong added.
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