Re: Mail Open Strategy nonsense (?)
- The whole connections thing requires a Yahoo account which is kind of
stupid. I went to test it and found a number of problems with the
Problem 1: If the invite gets lost or never arrives, then there is no
way to send another invite. I tried sending an invite to one of my
Comcast addresses and it never showed up. I guess Comcast blocks the
invites since I can email my Comcast address from my Yahoo account
just fine. Anyway after that you can no longer invite that address as
they are already invited.
Problem 2: Sending an invite to an address will add that address as an
alternate email address when the receiver accepts the invite. This
actually resulted in the same email address being added to two
different Yahoo accounts.
While testing, I sent an invite from my main Yahoo account to a GMail
address associated with that Yahoo account. I couldn't accept the
invite on my main Yahoo account (since you can't invite yourself), so
I accepted it on an alternate Yahoo account. At this point it added
the GMail address as an alterate email address to the alternate
account even though that email address is already an alternate on my
main Yahoo account.
Unfortunately because of a bug in the account management page, there
is no way to actually remove alternate email addresses from your
account (it just marks them as "pending") so now I have my Gmail
address associated with both my primary Yahoo account and "Pending" on
my second Yahoo account.
Personally it's not worth the hassle so I disabled connections in Yahoo.
Oh and make sure you turn off Updates in your profile because it
defaults to letting the entire world know everything you do on Yahoo.
This last part is a major privacy snafu.
--- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, "guillaumeim" <guillaume@...> wrote:
> So I invited my bro (as well as some of you here) to connect on his
personal email address.
> but then I got him on the pone and he told me that once he accepts,
he has to sign in his
> Yahoo! account.... What if he does not have one (which his the case) ???
> Also the connection model should not be working on invitation and i
should be able to
> choose which emails should be highlighted from "sources" that i
> Like I'm not gonna ask my bos to "connect on Yahoo!" but his
messages are quite important
> to me.
> i'm honestly quite skeptical about this product... Did I miss
- agree on the last point about your boss - it'll become useful when you can start filtering for specific people, not just connections. This apparently is coming, according to Ryan's webcast on the Y Mail blog.
- --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, "morac1974" <mjk4984@...> wrote:
> [etc., etc.]
> Personally it's not worth the hassle so I disabled connections in
So how'd you disable connections? So far all that I've done is to
toggle View > Show Quick Filter Bar, and that makes that View All or
From Connections thingy go away. Instead of Connections, I do filters
to have important stuff go to important folders.
I believe that Yahoo! has got several applications that overlap
confusingly with each other, like the Profile page which is looking like
a Facebook Profile page; and then we have Yahoo! 360, which looks kinda
social, kinda blog; and we have MyBlogLog, which I guess is a blog. I
don't know to which product to direct my energy, and which of these has
the more traffic.
So I do Facebook.
So I do Blogger.
Yahoo! needs to focus particular features to single entry points.
Yahoo! could be a one-stop social site if it would trim down the
offerings to one profile, one blog, one of each aspect, instead of
giving us a smogasbord that confuses everybody.
Or is it just me? I am over 30, so I get confused easily.
- --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, "Lloyd Haskins" <lmhaskins@...> wrote:
>I guess I should clarify that I disabled in on the Yahoo Mail page by
> --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, "morac1974" <mjk4984@> wrote:
> > [etc., etc.]
> > Personally it's not worth the hassle so I disabled connections in
> So how'd you disable connections? So far all that I've done is to
> toggle View > Show Quick Filter Bar, and that makes that View All or
> From Connections thingy go away. Instead of Connections, I do filters
> to have important stuff go to important folders.
going into the options and unchecking the "use connection" check box.
Apparently there is no way to completely disable "conenctions" from
showing up in other areas on Yahoo and bugging you to invite people,
but at least you can turn off updates.
Basically Yahoo is trying to be like Myspace or Facebook. To me that
is not a good thing.