Yahoo has made a sneaky change to everybody's Yahoo Marketing
Preferences, the result of which is and will be a load of spam. They have
checked yes to send me everything!
To change them back, here's what you need to do to avoid all the spam.
Log in on the Groups Home Page (http://groups.yahoo.com) - the same
way you would do to read your lists messages online.
Go to My Groups and click on Account Info, verify your password if it
asks you to, and your Yahoo ID card comes up. Click on 'Edit your
Marketing Preferences' under your e-mail addresses, It's about in the middle
of the page
and change all those Yes's back to No's, except those areas you are
Click Save Changes.
*** Important: Don't forget the address and phone number section at
the bottom of that list too or they will call or mail you things. Some of us
did not provide Yahoo a phone number or an address but even if the fields
are blank, Yahoo has checked them anyway, go-figure!
You only need to do this once, but if you belong to even one
Yahoogroup, you need to change your settings back to "No" to avoid
this extra garbage in your mailbox. However, if you have more than
one yahoo profile - address check to be sure they are all changed the
way you want.
Orange County CA
- =v= A further concern for those with yahoo email addresses is
whether one's "alternate email address" is going to be sold for
spamming purposes. I changed mine as soon as I found out about
the new "privacy" policy. It's been suggested that they be
changed to bogus @... addresses (it won't accept other
@... addresses), but see http://spamgourmet.com/ for an