Skip to comments.Yahoo scanning our emails to send us ads
Posted on 07/08/2013 7:59:44 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
Yahoo mail users are now forced to accept our emails being scanned so they can send us ads. If you dont accept, you cant access your email.
(Excerpt) Read more at help.yahoo.com ...
What about Reagan.com? It would be worth the money.
If you pay for Yahoo! mail you don’t get ads. Why do you think you are entitled to something for nothing? Either accept the ads (which pay for the service) or pay for the service.
This is surprising to anyone? It is a free service - the infrastructure doesn’t support itself, the revenue must come from somewhere. Anything that is free is worth what you paid for it. I can’t point a finger and say that it is wrong or that I disapprove. It’s just business.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer came from Google...
I have to find a new email service.
And Yahoo Finance used to be the best finance site on the web, but even that has changed.
Im sure it was going on but now they are boldly declaring it to the world that they will scan emails...
Nothing new. It’s been like that for some time.
Im not opposed to ads. I understand how the ‘free’ internet works.
Just not ready to be scanned without a care...
Wow, I just checked reagan.com out...
$40/yr. Awesome. Gonna read about this. I would be proud to have an @reagan.com for an email server...
Thanks for the tip.
I’m pretty sure they’ve been doing that for a while. Just now admitting it and getting you to approve.
The en essay grins......
Wonder what happens to my privacy when I email someone at gmail or yahoo?
Since those emails are being scanned, arent they going to get mine with my reply?
You make it sound like people who object are automatically part of the ‘something for nothing’ crowd. Prior to the update Yahoo mail did not attempt to cover costs/generate revenue through email scanning or outright charging a fee.
After having relative email privacy from the beginning (to the knowledge of the user), suddenly having private communications scanned simply does not sit well, especially with the recent gov’t snooping on every American everywhere (execpt for muslims).
Agreed...now boldly demanding we acquiesce or else...
Maybe two months ago, I bought a 25 ft. ethernet cord from wal-maart for a little over $3. A great deal as the same thing in the store is something like $30. They charged only 97 cents for shipping.
Since then I have gotten several emails from wal-mart offering various computer cords etc. I guess that is just wal-mart tho, not Google.
My point exactly...
Buy yourself a domain name and set up your own email. Probably cost only $50 or $60 per year.
Check out outlook.com
Screw Yahoo mail
Screw Google mail (gmail)
I’ve been having a good experience with outlook.com
Reagan.com, for $40/yr, is a good deal.
Odd. I've been paying for Yahoo! Plus mail for 7 years now. Main reason was so I could get POP3 mail services from Yahoo! for use with Windows Outlook Express mail.
I just don’t know. I need experts to do the footwork for the likes of me. I first heard of it listening to the big fella on the radio.
I use G-Mail and Yahoo Mail. I am not going to worry about what some twit sees if they look at my mail.
There are enough REAL issues to be worried about in the Obamination. Besides, I am not even there.
Reagan.com sounds good, my only issue with it would be that it most certainly would be a magnet for the snoops. $40 seems reasonable.
My how time flies. I just looked up my Yahoo! account info, and I’ve been paying $19.99 per year since March of 2002.
No price increase in 10 years ain’t too shabby.
” Ive been paying $19.99 per year since March of 2002.”
For Yahoo? How does one do that? What are you paying for?
I use many things on Yahoo, even their tool bar, but never heard of paying anything.
Not exactly free. I’ve been paying $10/year for extra storage on Yahoo Classic (no longer available) for a long time. The new, free Yahoo Mail is horrible: not user friendly and lacking features such as spell check and variable type styles and sizes.
Yahoo Classic, which they just discontinued, was quite acceptable.
How? By upgrading to Yahoo! Mail Plus.
What am I paying for? I get POP3 access, no ads, and can create temporary email alias accounts that can be later termintated, allowing you to register at certain websites, then kill the email addy and not get spammed.
“Odd. I’ve been paying for Yahoo! Plus mail for 7 years now.”
Aside from the fact you’re missing my point, what about regular yahoo mail? Have people been paying a fee for that as well? I’ve never heard of it (but then again I don’t pay very close attention to issues concerning the Web).
Practically every free Email scans for keywords to display tagged ads.
90 percent of the spam that I get on Yahoo mail lands in the spam folder, so it does not interfere with my normal mail.
I just dump the spam folder a few times per week.
Normal Yahoo mail and G-Mail is all that I use now.
My account has not changed and I have not received any notices from yahoo. Guess I am way down on the totem pole. I do not get very much important mail. Everyone uses Facebook to keep in touch. We use text messages with my family when we do not call. When everyone is busy working, it is easier for them to read a text.
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The instant the beta version of StartMail becomes available, I'm signing up.
Total Paranoia = Perfect Awareness
I’m ready to change my e-mail provider. Does anyone here use nsa.gov?
I do not get the same from gmail or yahoo, only from Outlook, and literally, it is instantaneous in how ads convert.
By the by, I use outlook.com for any ‘public’ e-mail signups - store rewards, picture e-mails from promotional events, etc. So if I access outlook.com with a browser, then visit anywhere else on the web, I suddenly switch over to ads for competing stores, Disney vacations, etc. Clear the cookies, and the ads go away until the next time I forget and access Outlook.com on an open browser window.
Your mileage may vary, but having had the same yahoo e-mail address for 11+ years and the same gmail address since the beta, I've never experienced such a dramatic shift in ads until I used outlook.
And they are conveniently linked to your Ebay searches!
No, of course people don't pay for "regular" Yahoo! mail. They receive ads at the bottom of their emails instead.
I don't mind the ads - they are an appropriate way to pay for the "free" service. I do mind the scanning. It's creepy and inappropriate. I will not deal with providers that scan my private communications - that's for tyrants like Obama, who have overwhelming force, not for companies that I freely choose to deal with.
I suspect that is true for all providers
I hate using Amazon.com because they track your browsing and make suggestions based upon that. Kinda creepy.
Oh, they definitely have been doing it for quite a while. I have noticed ads appearing for places from which I have made purchases, or sites I have perused but not made purchases, when I web surf/follow links, etc.
I have Yahoo mail for “crap,” and Reagan.com mail service for my “real” stuff.
I would definitely recommend having a nice, clean Reagan.com address for the “real” stuff.
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