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Re: yahoo derived spam

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  • gkaralus
    Go to your account in yahoo and edit your marketing preferences, mine where al set to yes (??????) change them to no. ... *every* ... to ... below ... one ...
    Message 1 of 5 , Mar 29 10:14 PM
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      Go to your account in yahoo and edit your marketing preferences, mine
      where al set to yes (??????) change them to no.


      --- In bolger@y..., "dr01allen" <davidallen@i...> wrote:
      >
      > It seems Yahoo! is once again trying to spam its users without
      > consent. They did some
      > server rework last week, and the news is out that they have set
      *every*
      > account to receive spam and to give out your email and phone number
      to
      > marketing groups. This is bad! VERY BAD! :(
      >
      > If you have an account with Yahoo Groups. Follow the instructions
      below
      > to get yourself *out* of their latest scam. Do it quickly, or else
      one
      > will likely be spam to death, receive numerous calls from
      telemarketers,
      > etc. DO IT NOW!
      >
      > **********************************************
      > Yahoogroups seems to have taken the time last week while the
      service was
      > down to add a "marketing" area to everyone's account. In setting
      this up
      > the default they have set is "yes" which means you must "opt-out"
      if you
      > don't want to receive e-mail advertising offers, etc.
      > They set everyone up to receive spam. Here's the directions to
      change
      > all preferences to "no" so you won't receive their advertising.
      >
      > Go to the Yahoogroups page: http://www.groups.yahoo.com . After you
      log
      > in click on Account Info on the top right corner of the screen.
      Enter
      > your password when prompted, then below the listing of your email
      > addresses, you'll see a link for "Edit Marketing Preferences",
      click on
      > that. You'll see it's set to Yes (please send me spam) on every
      > option. Set them all to No, don't forget the two towards the
      bottom of
      > the page about phone and snail mail spam and click the button to
      save
      > it.
      > ***********************************************
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