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Yahoo scanning our emails to send us ads
yahoo mail ^ | 7-8-13 | self

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 ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: privacy; scan
FROM YAHOO: When you upgrade, you will be accepting our Communications Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. This includes the acceptance of automated content scanning and analyzing of your communications content, which Yahoo! uses to deliver product features, relevant advertising, and abuse protection.
1 posted on 07/08/2013 7:59:44 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer

What about Reagan.com? It would be worth the money.


2 posted on 07/08/2013 8:01:13 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

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.


3 posted on 07/08/2013 8:02:20 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Former MSM Viewer

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.


4 posted on 07/08/2013 8:02:56 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

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.


5 posted on 07/08/2013 8:05:17 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Yo-Yo

Im sure it was going on but now they are boldly declaring it to the world that they will scan emails...


6 posted on 07/08/2013 8:06:29 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Nothing new. It’s been like that for some time.


7 posted on 07/08/2013 8:07:17 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: RobertClark

Im not opposed to ads. I understand how the ‘free’ internet works.

Just not ready to be scanned without a care...


8 posted on 07/08/2013 8:07:48 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: DIRTYSECRET

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.


9 posted on 07/08/2013 8:11:01 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer; a fool in paradise
Surprised Captain Renault? Google has been doing it WHILE you are scribbling your e-mails, and instantly spamming you with relevant ads.


10 posted on 07/08/2013 8:11:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I’m pretty sure they’ve been doing that for a while. Just now admitting it and getting you to approve.


11 posted on 07/08/2013 8:11:22 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Just not ready to be scanned without a care...

The en essay grins......

12 posted on 07/08/2013 8:11:27 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

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?


13 posted on 07/08/2013 8:12:14 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Yo-Yo

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).


14 posted on 07/08/2013 8:13:51 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: smokingfrog

Agreed...now boldly demanding we acquiesce or else...


15 posted on 07/08/2013 8:14:27 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer

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.


16 posted on 07/08/2013 8:14:39 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: MichaelCorleone

My point exactly...


17 posted on 07/08/2013 8:15:26 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Buy yourself a domain name and set up your own email. Probably cost only $50 or $60 per year.


18 posted on 07/08/2013 8:16:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Check out outlook.com


19 posted on 07/08/2013 8:17:08 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

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.


20 posted on 07/08/2013 8:18:01 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Prior to the update Yahoo mail did not attempt to cover costs/generate revenue through email scanning or outright charging a fee.

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.

21 posted on 07/08/2013 8:18:16 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Former MSM Viewer

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.


22 posted on 07/08/2013 8:18:32 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

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.


23 posted on 07/08/2013 8:20:47 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: DIRTYSECRET

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.


24 posted on 07/08/2013 8:23:38 PM PDT by madison10
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To: MichaelCorleone

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.


25 posted on 07/08/2013 8:25:43 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Yo-Yo

” I’ve 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.


26 posted on 07/08/2013 8:32:14 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: RobertClark

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.


27 posted on 07/08/2013 8:35:08 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: RobertClark
Anything that is free is worth what you paid for it.

Yahoo Classic, which they just discontinued, was quite acceptable.

28 posted on 07/08/2013 8:36:35 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: AlexW
For Yahoo? How does one do that? What are you paying for?

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.

29 posted on 07/08/2013 8:39:52 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Yo-Yo

“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).


30 posted on 07/08/2013 8:43:46 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: smokingfrog

Practically every free Email scans for keywords to display tagged ads.


31 posted on 07/08/2013 8:49:24 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Yo-Yo

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.


32 posted on 07/08/2013 8:56:33 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: luvbach1

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.


33 posted on 07/08/2013 9:00:23 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: Former MSM Viewer; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

34 posted on 07/08/2013 9:03:58 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
What about Reagan.com? It would be worth the money.

The instant the beta version of StartMail becomes available, I'm signing up.

35 posted on 07/08/2013 9:07:22 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

http://email.about.com/od/freeemailreviews/tp/free_email.htm

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2408983,00.asp

http://free-email-services-review.toptenreviews.com/


36 posted on 07/08/2013 9:11:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: null and void

Total Paranoia = Perfect Awareness


37 posted on 07/08/2013 9:13:06 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I’m ready to change my e-mail provider. Does anyone here use nsa.gov?


38 posted on 07/08/2013 9:14:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: UB355
E-mail that goes to my outlook.com e-mail address drastically changes the ads I see all across the web. However, if I access the site via a privacy window that destroys all cookies, my advertising isn't immediately targeted exactly at me.

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.

39 posted on 07/08/2013 9:15:57 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

And they are conveniently linked to your Ebay searches!


40 posted on 07/09/2013 12:02:40 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: MichaelCorleone
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).

No, of course people don't pay for "regular" Yahoo! mail. They receive ads at the bottom of their emails instead.

41 posted on 07/09/2013 2:29:29 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Yo-Yo
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.

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.

42 posted on 07/09/2013 3:32:39 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: null and void

I suspect that is true for all providers


43 posted on 07/09/2013 6:29:58 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: All

I hate using Amazon.com because they track your browsing and make suggestions based upon that. Kinda creepy.


44 posted on 07/09/2013 6:37:33 AM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


45 posted on 07/09/2013 6:43:21 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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