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Increased Yahoo! email security with OAuth 2.0

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

OAuth 2.0 for Yahoo! upgrades your email security and increases peace of mind.  Yahoo is now migrating their email systems to the industry standard IMAP and OAuth 2.0.  As with Gmail and our previous update to Yahoo integration security with OAuth; OAuth 2.0 is a huge step forward in the protection and security of your email.

OAuth 2.0 Lock and Key

 Think of this upgrade like your email door with a much improved lock.  The old lock and key have been replaced with a stronger lock and key.  The key being your access information to your email account, which is never shared due to OAuth 2.0 security.

For current Boxbe users, the new “key” will need to be used to lock the connection between your email account and your Boxbe user account.  This will require a quick reauthorization of Boxbe’s access to your Yahoo! mailbox:

To begin, simply click to visit our secure reauthorization page. Make sure that you are logged in to your account at Yahoo Mail, then click the “Authorize with Yahoo” button.

We wholeheartedly support Yahoo’s continued efforts to secure your inbox and continue to work with Yahoo to make sure that our service will never – in any way – risk your privacy or security, yet continue to protect you from unwanted and dangerous emails.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you for many years to come.

Please contact us at if you have any questions or suggestions.


Now register for Boxbe with Openid

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

We’ve simplified the registration process with incorporation of the latest Openid technology.  This means that new users no longer have to fill out a form to register.  Simply click on the logo of your email provider to register.

This has the following benefits:

* Security standards of email providers such as Google, Yahoo! and AOL
* No longer necessary to share your email password with Boxbe.
* A simple click-through sign up process with no forms!

As part of our ongoing effort to help you keep control over your email; we are excited to share this new feature as we strive to provide the best in internet security and practices in future releases.

For any inquiries or assistance with Boxbe related issues, please write to

For more information about Boxbe plus an introductory video, click here.


Captcha Upgrade for Vision Impaired

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Your Contacts can now easily become self-approved with our latest Captcha upgrade

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We would like to thank the many thousands of computer and Internet users who have been patiently waiting for an audible selection during our self-approval process.  Boxbe now provides a solution for the vision impaired internet using population.  We understand that online accessibility for vision impaired consumers must be valued as extremely important.  In our own process, we realized this essential step in communication was in need of an upgrade and are now providing it for you.

We look forward to releasing future Boxbe features and upgrades, and we thank you for your interest in allowing us to help keep your inbox clear of overload.

For any inquiries or assistance with Boxbe related issues, please write to

For more information about Boxbe plus an introductory video, click here.