3070Re: [fhctech] Yahoo group changes
- Apr 2, 2002I've seen it reported in at least two newspapers that Yahoo had
PROACTIVELY switched people from an opt-in system to an opt-out
Verily, Tom Huber did write:
| I know that there is a common rumor that Yahoo made the changes. However, I took
| a slightly different route, especially since I am actively fighting spam in any
| form. I wrote to abuse@... and indicated that it appears that someone has
| hacked into their site and changed all my settings. I asked that they
| investigate and take care of the matter and suggested that they provide all
| their accounts with information and a simple link to their settings so they
| could check them. We'll have to see what response is forthcoming.
| Frankly, if Yahoo is at fault (and there is no real reason not to suspect them,
| other than naivete), then they are violating basic business ethics in changing
| everyone's account information. There are no laws regarding their action, so
| they are safe there, but the practice is considered to be "net abuse" for which
| all of us pay. But that is an entirely off-topic issue. If anyone wants more
| info, you are welcome to e-mail me and I'll provide some links for you to
| Tom Huber
| Crystal Lake, IL FHC
| On Mon, 01 Apr 2002 17:05:13 -0000, "g2j4m3jg" <jgillen@...> wrote:
| >I received this email via another group to which I subscribe. I made
| >the edits as suggested and my options were all "Yes."
| >--- Original message
| >Hi Folks.
| >There is an unfortunate thing about to happen to all
| >the Yahoo groups. I have been told in another group
| >that Yahoo has reset each member's marketing defaults
| >so they can send you junk mail. I would change
| >everyone myself, but the system won't let me.
| >So you don't receive junk mail from Yahoo, follow the directions
| >Go to http://groups.yahoo.com
| >Select "Account Info" at the top of the page
| >Enter Yahoo password and login
| >Under "Account Info" Select "Edit your Marketing Preferences"
| >Change the default "Yes" to "No" in each of the categories (unless
| >you actually want the junk mail!).
| >--- End original message
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| > Subscribe: email@example.com
| > Unsubscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org
| > List owner: Rick@...
| >Shortcut URL to Yahoo! group page:
| > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fhctech
| >Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
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| Community email addresses:
| Post message: email@example.com
| Subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org
| Unsubscribe: email@example.com
| List owner: Rick@...
| Shortcut URL to Yahoo! group page:
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