Member Kay Loughlin reminded us of this Yahoo spam technique that we
first wrote about a couple of years ago. Many people have joined
Yahoo birding groups since then and may not know of this:
Yahoo is now using something called "Web Beacons" to track Yahoo
Group users around the net and see what you're doing and where you
are going - similar to cookies. But they're NOT cookies;
disallowing cookies won't stop 'em.
Yahoo is recording every website and every group you visit. If you
would like to opt out of their tracking system, here's how to do it:
1 Go to http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy
2 In the column on the left side, under the title of "Special
Topics," click "cookies".
3 At the bottom of this new page you will see a link that says "Click
here." Click that.
4 On that new page click the phrase "web beacon". That will bring you
to a paragraph entitled "Outside the Yahoo Network."
5 In this section you'll see a little "click here to opt out" link. Click it.
Then STOP! What would normally be a confirmation button on the next
page will opt you back in.
Toluca Lake, CA 34.15645 N, 118.36715 W
> for general use
> for rare birds and emergencies only
Co-listowner, Calbirds http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Calbirds
For vacation suspension of mail go to the website. Click on Edit My
Membership and set your mail option to No Email. Or, send a blank
email to these addresses:
Turn off email delivery: mailto:CALBIRDSfirstname.lastname@example.org
Resume email delivery: mailto:CALBIRDSemail@example.com