What the heck is Yahoo thinking?
With that in mind, I nominate Yahoo for the «cobbler’s children have no shoes» award. To renew a subscription to Yahoo Mail Plus (which went up $10 this year for some reason, a 100% increase), Yahoo sends its subscribers a billing e-mail from a cryptic domain, cc.yahoo-inc.com with absolutely no prior warning. The e-mail of course asks you to verify personal information and supply your credit card number ? an Internet taboo if there ever was one.
After my wife input her information and clicked «send,» she had a bad feeling and asked me to investigate. I poked around the URL and even did some background checking on InterNic before determining that the site was legitimate. Even then I was left with a lingering suspicion.
Given all of the headlines, a lot of Yahoo e-mail customers are bound to delete this e-mail. Yahoo will then…