FYI: Yahoo Mail Account info Alert. (fwd)

From: Clint Wolff <>
Date: Sat Mar 30 08:54:28 2002


Most of the spam I get nowadays comes from Why shouldn't
yahoo join in the fun... Just get them added to the global no-spam
list :)


On Sat, 30 Mar 2002, Doc Shipley wrote:

> I know a lot of y'all use Yahoo Mail....
> FYI to those who use Yahoo Mail.
> March 29 - Tired of spam you're getting at your free Yahoo! e-mail
> account? Get ready for more. Tucked inside a privacy policy change
> the company made this week was notice that more Yahoo! e-mail
> marketing offers were coming "even if users had formerly indicated
> they were unwanted. YAHOO! GRANTED ITSELF PERMISSION to spam by
> creating a new "marketing preferences" page that lets users
> pick "yes or no" to specific categories of marketing pitches. The
> problem is, Yahoo! set every users' option to "yes" - even if long
> ago, they indicated they never wanted any Yahoo! spam.
> Users who don't want marketing offers from Yahoo have 60
> days to do the following: Visit the user profile preferences page at
> select "Edit your
> marketing preferences" from within the Member Information section;
> and individually change selections in a series of marketing
> categories from "yes" to "no."
> In e-mail marketing lingo, the process is known as "opt-out."
> But even performing that slightly cumbersome operation is no
> guarantee that Yahoo! marketing offers won't come, since the firm
> reserves the right to add marketing categories at any time.
> "I'd suggest re-checking periodically," writes another
> mailing list poster.
Received on Sat Mar 30 2002 - 08:54:28 GMT

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