Avoid Yahoo! spam
- Hey y'all --
It was great meeting those of you I met Thursday. I'm fresh back
from my sojurn to not-so-sunny Santa Barbara, and had many
opportunities to observe oil refineries, wells, and storage tanks en
route. More on that later. For the moment, I wanted to make you all
aware of this, in case you should wish to opt out of various
promotions directed to your e-mail address, mailbox, and telephone.
Follow the instructions below to "opt out."
That's it for now.
The following is *only* applicable to those list
members who have Yahoo IDs. If you have a Yahoo ID, you need to pay
to the following, or you'll start receiving tons of
If you signed up for a Yahoo ID and were asked by them
if you wished to receive any "Special Offers &
Marketing Communications." Yahoo recently revised its
chose to receive any of these "Special Offers" or not
when you signed up for your Yahoo ID, Yahoo have set
every single person who has a Yahoo ID (and those that
have more than one) to "Yes" in these preferences.
This means that you may well be inundated with even
more junk mail than you are already receiving.
In order to change your settings back to whatever you
had them at before, you will need to log in to your
account and physically change them.
Login at the following URL - you will be prompted for
your Yahoo ID and password:
The middle segment within the Member Information
(email addresses) section has a link to: Edit your
marketing preferences. Click on this link and you will
see all of your settings were changed to "Yes."
Meaning of course that you will receive all kinds of
"offers" from Yahoo and their "partners."
Unless you wish to receive even more junk mail than
you are already getting, you may wish to go through
the entire page and choose whether to receive such
notices. Also, right at the bottom of the page are
other ways you could be notified - by phone or postal
mail. Unless you wish to receive unsolicited phone
calls and paper junk mail, you will need to change
these settings to "No" also.
Once you have finished your selections, make sure you
click on the Save Changes button right at the bottom
of the page.
Yahoo is supposedly sending out notices to all its
users regarding this particular change. However, it is
estimated it will take several weeks for everyone to
receive their notification. In the meantime ... a
considerable amount of marketing mail could be making
its way to everyone's mail boxes.