13183Re: [NTB] Yahoo Marketing
- Mar 31, 2002It 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@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 12:47 AM
Subject: Re: [NTB] Yahoo Marketing
> I tried the link below and get taken to a Yahoo-Canada
> 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 -
> little spam I get does NOT originate with Yahoo.
> Regards ... Alec
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carl Swann" <cswann@...>
> To: <email@example.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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