I had an old Yahoo email account (it was @ymail, I thought that was neat). I think I made the account in 2008 or 2009. Back when I did not know any better, I primarily used Gmail, MSN, and Yahoo Mail, but Yahoo was always third on the priority list. I do not think I meaningfully used the Yahoo account since 2013 or 14. I was aware of the big Yahoo hack in 2016 or so, but never got around to deleting my account. Now that I am older and wiser (I pay for Posteo and SimpleLogin for my own email), I decided to delete my Yahoo account. When I tried this with AOL a year or so ago, it did not go well, but Yahoo made deleting my account surprisingly easy. I recommend using Just Delete Me as a guide to help you find and delete old and unused accounts that can become liabilities.
I maintain two emails over at The New Leaf Journal. My site administrator email is info [at] newleafjournal. It largely exists to receive spam emails. A certain gentleman purportedly from Qatar Energy sent me the following email:
Dearest info, I am [REDACTED], Manager of Finance and Accounts, at Qatar Energy. I have $100m for Investment. Contact me if you are interested, I have all it will take to move the fund to you as a contract fund to avoid every query. I will give you more details upon receipt of your response. Regards, [REDACTED]. Finance and Account, Qatar Energy.
This email bothers me. Why did he not capitalize “Info”? If my name is Info now, he ought to capitalize it. The spammer also spammed my naferrell at newleafjournal email. That one led with Dearest naferrell. I respect creative spam. This is just trash.