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  • Charles
    Mar 31, 2002
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      It doesn't originate from Yahoo, but from their *partners*.
      But hey, if you don't mind the spam, mail and phone calls, then by all
      means, don't check.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Alec Burgess" <burale@...>
      To: <notetab@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 12:47 AM
      Subject: Re: [NTB] Yahoo Marketing


      > FWIW:
      >
      > I tried the link below and get taken to a Yahoo-Canada
      > page.
      > Hopefully whatever this "marketing" stuff is, us Canuck's
      > get a free pass ;--) I'll keep my eyes open though to see
      > if I'm getting any increase in spam from them. AFAICT -
      > what
      > little spam I get does NOT originate with Yahoo.
      >
      > Regards ... Alec
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Carl Swann" <cswann@...>
      > To: <notetab@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: 30 March, 2002 15:55
      > Subject: Re: [NTB] Yahoo Marketing
      >
      >
      > > Here's a more detailed "how-to" from another
      > > sharp-eyed Yahoo user, who sent it to me...
      > > ==================================
      > > Subject: Yahoo strikes again!!
      > >
      > > A friend on another list advised me about this -- I
      > > checked, and sure
      > > enough, each "no" had mysteriously become "yes".
      > >
      > > Please read the following and change your preferences
      > > or you will be
      > > getting a lot of spam courtesy Yahoo.
      > >
      > > 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
      > > Communications." Yahoo recently revised their privacy
      > > policy. As a
      > > result, and regardless of whether you chose to receive
      > > any of these
      > > "Special Offers" when you signed up for your Yahoo ID,
      > > Yahoo has set
      > > every single person who has a Yahoo ID (and those who
      > > 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 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:
      > >
      > > http://edit.my.yahoo.com/config/eval_profile
      > >
      > > 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 that all of your
      > > settings have
      > > been changed to "Yes"....meaning of course that you
      > > will receive all
      > > kinds of "offers" from Yahoo and their "partners".
      > >
      > > Unless you like junk mail, you may wish to go down
      > > entire the entire
      > > page and check NO. 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 (more) 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 re 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 making its
      > > way to
      > > everyone's mail boxes. Don't hold your breath!!
      > >
      > > Carl
      > >
      > >
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