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Guru Zim
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#1 Posted on 7.4.02 1935.46
Reposted on: 7.4.09 1936.54
Hey, got this in my inbox the other day... you may want to check this out if you use Yahoo Groups for anything (or if you have a Yahoo account of any sort)

Apparently when Yahoo Groups went "down" recently, Yahoo took that
opportunity to add "Marketing Preferences" to your "Account
Information". "Account Information" contains personal information
like your address, phone number and e-mail address.

However the "Marketing Preferences" that Yahoo selected for you
indicate you want not only spam e-mail from Yahoo, but also snail mail
and even phone solicitations!

However these "Marketing Preferences" apparently won't take effect for
60 days or so. Below are the instructions on how to customize your
"Marketing Preferences", or select no marketing at all:

1. Go to any Yahoo Groups page, like

2. Click " Account Info " in the upper right. You will likely have to
enter your password, and possibly your Yahoo User ID.

3. When "Review My Account Information" comes up, click on "Edit your

4. Make whatever changes you wish, including perhaps change all those
"Yes's" back to "No's".

5. Click "Save Changes".

6. Reload the "Marketing Preferences" page to verify the updates were
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#2 Posted on 7.4.02 2050.34
Reposted on: 7.4.09 2051.42
At least they're honest.
Mr Heel II
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#3 Posted on 7.4.02 2238.52
Reposted on: 7.4.09 2255.24
Thanks for the heads-up. I run two lists on Yahoo! and noticed some subtle changes (like all my groups suddenly defaulted to "Convert to HTML" and I was getting banner ads.)

I suppose I can't blame them though. 1Bob reminds us everyday where web advertising has gone...

(LATER UPDATE: I got an e-mail from EZ Board this weekend advising of pretty much the same thing! But EZ Board gave you a one-click opt-out feature.)

(edited by Mr Heel II on 8.4.02 0730)
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#4 Posted on 8.4.02 0327.53
Reposted on: 8.4.09 0328.45
Thanks for the tip, Guru. I only signed up for the OO mailing list and I've managed to keep my hotmail account pretty much spam free so I really appreciate the chance to keep it that way.
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#5 Posted on 8.4.02 1739.05
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Thank you for reminding me, Qubber. I'd forgotten about the OO mailing list. I must've missed the e-mail they sent. Thanks.
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#6 Posted on 8.4.02 2046.17
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thanks guru.
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#7 Posted on 8.4.02 2224.13
Reposted on: 8.4.09 2229.04
on top of that... yahoo wants people to pay in order to participate in ladder games... sheesh.
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