- While this is a bit off topic, it refers to Yahoo Groups and as this is
one, I thought I'd post it for those who are signed up through Yahoo or
have other groups they belong to and therefore have preferences which
will bring a lot of mail if left unmodified. If you are concerned about
junk mail it is important.
> E'List members:---
> You may have received this already. If not consider it good advice. I
> found this to be true on my Yahoo! settings.
> Do you have a Yahoo Account (like I do) and wonder why you are getting
> lots more SPAM than before? Here's a reason.
> This probably applies if you signed up to Yahoo by any means especially
> if you have a Yahoo! Account. Though if you were signed up to a group
> this probably doesn't, you may have linked the sign up to an already
> account later, so it probably affects you that way- IMHO it's a really
> good idea to look, if you don't enjoy SPAM.
> You can only 'opt-out' if you know there's a choice....now you know.
> Have fun!
> From: "b19063" <gtbecker@...>
> Date: Sat Mar 30, 2002 06:30:10 AM US/Eastern
> To: SBE-Miami@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [SBE-Miami] Yahoo Groups Spam
> If you're using Yahoogroups (and you probably are, since this list
> is run through Yahoogroups), make sure you go and change your
> profile. Yahoo has just made a sneaky change to
> everybody's 'Marketing Preferences', the result of which will be a
> load of spam. To change them back here's what you need to do to avoid
> all the ads:
> 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' and change ALL the Yes buttons to NO. Click
> Save Changes.
> I've done mine already, and I was shocked to see what they'd signed
> me up to receive without telling me! If you actually gave them your
> address and phone # in your profile, they've signed you up for phone
> and postal spam as well as email. Make sure they are marked NO as
Spammers really aren't the scum of the earth- at least spammers,
annoying slimeballs that they are, do what they do for a purpose:
profit. Those who create and unleash viruses win my 'scum of the earth'
award. This requires the same mentality as blowing up living things
just to see what it looks like.
-Alan R. Houtzer