GI’s in the Navy and the Marines will not be able to access their Yahoo, Hotmail, email accounts – From Stars & Stripes

Hotmail account not working? Or Yahoo!?

It’s not a glitch with the computer connection.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps blocked all access to commercial e-mail services, such as Yahoo!, Hotmail, America Online and Google, from overseas government computers.

Citing security issues, the only way service members can communicate with their families is with a .mil address. Privacy between the troops and their families may be a thing of the past –

The policy blocks viewers from accessing commercial e-mail accounts while using a government computer, but does not prevent them from using their .mil accounts to send e-mail to, or receive e-mail from, those who use commercial e-mail accounts.