264Yahoo Advertising Alert
- Mar 30, 2002The following was posted by Melody on the NDS message board. I found
it applied to me and if you have a Yahoo ID, it applies to you also:
I received the following alert, checked my page, and found it had all
been reset to YES. Everyone might want to check their pages to help
prevent getting ads.
You may remember when you signed up for a Yahoo ID and were asked by
them if you wished to receive any "Special Offers & Marketing
result, and regardless if you 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 references.
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.