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Windows 7: yahoo and gmail - same email name - bad idea?

07 Jan 2015   #1
tgfyhre

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 
yahoo and gmail - same email name - bad idea?

I have a yahoo mail account that I've been using for many, many years, but today is the day I think I've finally had enough of their "temporary error 14" thing not allowing me to log in for hours at a time, when my other yahoo mail address works fine.

So I'm considering creating a gmail account, since I already have a Google account anyways. I prefer web-based email for my needs. Assuming it's possible and not already taken, I'd like to create a gmail email using the same email name as my primary yahoo name. Of course I would be using a different strong password.

Does anybody see a security issue with this? Is it considered a bad idea to have 2 different email addresses from 2 different sites using the same email name?


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07 Jan 2015   #2
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I don't see an issue with it, as long as you use a different password, I have 3 different e-mails the same(Yahoo, Outlook, GMail), and have had no issues with security or anything of the sort, all different passwords of course!
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07 Jan 2015   #3
tgfyhre

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

I'm planning on keeping my yahoo account active, at least for a while, and forward my mail from yahoo to gmail so I can actually access it. It's their web-based system that often has issues logging in properly - the mail is actually there but I can't log in properly to read it.

I was afraid in theory if a hacker has my yahoo mail they can easily guess my gmail also if it's the same email, but since they will be different passwords, I guess it shouldn't matter?

EDIT: I guess it's moot since my yahoo email is already taken on gmail. Oh well, that solves that concern.
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07 Jan 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
No there's nothing wrong with having the same name on a different email service if it's available
Cheers.
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