Increase in Spam lately
- If you have had a recent increase in the amount of spam that you are
receiving, you might want to review your personal settings on Yahoo.
It appears that with their recent changes to shove more advertising
down all of our throats, they also went into everyones personal
settings and changed all the settings to allow everyone in the world
to spam your address. They even put in settings to allow phone and
mail solicitation, and set those to yes. If anyone has any suggestions
for a club web page away from these lowlifes, I would love to hear it.
- DITTO, Bob.
To review the personal settings that Bob refered to: go to the very
top of the page on the right hand side and click on the link
for "Account Info". After you enter your password (I'd use
the "secure" option personally), you will see your account settings.
Scroll down a bit and click on the link to "Edit My Marketing
Preferences" (or something like that). You should see a bunch of
options most likely all set to YES (mine were at least). If you
wanted to, you could change them all to NO. Then you would need to
SAVE the changes - which would return you to the previous screen.
Then it would probably be a good idea to click on the FINISHED button
at the bottom of that page. Then, if everything's on the up and up,
your new preferences should be saved.
Personally, I NEVER had ANY spam at all until I signed up with Yahoo
when we first started the club web site. I've ALWAYS had it since
And... I haven't really learned to appreciate all of the
new "consumer education opportunities" (ads) that I am now seeing so
much of since the recent changes from "Yahoo Clubs" to "Yahoo Groups"
At the present time I don't have any good alternative in mind. But,
like Bob, I'm open to suggestions.