SPRING, TEXAS -- The new Yahoo email system is slow, slow, slow and a complete waste of time. If it is supposed to be an "upgrade", it falls far short of that. I will never use an email system from Yahoo or AT&T if this is the best they can provide.
HENDERSON, NEVADA -- After many efforts from their marketing department, I changed from the "Classic" Yahoo e-mail to their newer version. It was a big mistake. I understand that advertisement is one of their main survival tools, but it seems that this time they went overboard. Now I can't escape a multitude of ads and, what is even worst, their system's response time has become very slow. After about 10 years with my Yahoo e-mail address, I'm seriously considering changing it.
There was a huge ad on my screen when I went to Yahoo! There was a link that said "Ad Feedback" so I was going to tell them I did not appreciate my whole screen filling with an ad. But when I clicked the link it said the site was "Forbidden". I guess that is one way to keep negative feedback to a minimum.
Why does Yahoo ask you every time you change to a different page within Yahoo your ID and Password, and then, when you get frustrated, they make you feel stupid because they say you have entered the wrong password or ID and you know you haven't. Then, just to show you how much power they have over you, you get locked out for up to "24 HOURS". Who's crazy - I've had the same name I was born with almost 50 years ago and the same birthdate, too.
Yahoo says my birthday that I log into isn't mine. So to make sure I'm not the one going crazy, I got out my birth certificate and I'll be, to my surprise, my Mother signed it and I am right. I haven't totally lost touch with reality, "YAHOO" has. I tried for 3+ hours to contact a real live person on my cell phone and as of this writing, it is 8:50 am, and I am still on hold. Lucky for me it's Saturday and calls are free for AT&T Cell Phones, so if I have to, I will stay on hold till 6:00 A.M. Monday morning if that's what it takes.
"Yahoo" is not going to get the best of me, at least I hope not. My hope is that someone with some kind of authority will see this and correct the problem so that no more consumers will be affected by the inability or unwillingness to properly and satisfactorily validate their consumers concerns with a live human being with feeling and not some drone machine with no personality. Thank you.
SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA -- I have been an internet user for more than 10 years without any security problems until I joined Yahoo some 3 years ago. Recently my Yahoo e-mail account was compromised; my password and my security answers were stolen and changed. I no longer have access to my Yahoo account. This criminal behavior now leaves me at risk for identity theft and computer fraud.
I have telephoned and e-mailed Yahoo several times a day for one week to report this incident. I requested that my account be shut off and deleted. Yahoo refuses to comply with my request. Yahoo refuses to admit that Yahoo's internet services have serious security problems. Do not set up e-mail accounts with Yahoo; you will be putting your identity and credit rating at great risk. Yahoo is the worst internet company I have ever done business with. Yahoo is not a secure internet site.
INDIANA -- Like others, I was trapped into an automatic renewal program. I did receive an e-mail about the renewal and the fact that I could cancel. But Yahoo, an internet icon, does not allow cancellation online. The reason: when you call the given number, if connected at all (the first time I was sent into cyberspace) you will have to wait forever for a reply. I've yet to learn if indeed they did cancel.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- On November 7, 2007, immediately after I had widely posted confirmed reports that the Bush administration had in the recent past approved secret no-bid contracts with Greenbriar Industries/Gunderson Metalworks and eleven other military contractors for over 100,000 boxcars with shackles each, and had contracted with KBR/Halliburton in the same manner to build 600-800 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) concentration camps throughout the United States to house dissident American citizens under imminent martial law, my primary Yahoo! email box was suddenly locked for three days, then unlocked without explanation - even though Yahoo! pledges to have service restored within 24-48 hours after such a lockout with a full report of what happened.
I let this pass as a possible glitch, although I was suspicious concerning its timing and nature. Then on February 21, 2008, BOTH my primary and secondary Yahoo! email boxes were locked for three days and I was ejected from Yahoo's Message Abuse Center immediately after I had again widely posted more information concerning the above national security issues. This time there was no doubt that someone was monitoring my email, harassing me and violating both my First and Fourth Amendment rights, with Yahoo! either directly responsible for this or complicit with it.
Yahoo! refused to respond to my complaints about this with any honest, coherent explanations from either their Help or Message Abuse Centers. So in early March 2008 I sent a complaint to the Office of the Washington State Attorney General for this online abuse of my human/civil rights to be investigated. Yesterday, April 9, 2008, the Washington State Attorney General's Office informed me that Yahoo! had refused to respond to any of their communications as well, so I am now reporting these incidents to this widely read website.
This is so that the public will now be now informed that it is likely that Yahoo! -- and Microsoft and AOL now seeking to acquire Yahoo! to further consolidate corporate control of our internet and whose AOL, Hotmail and MSN ISPs also routinely violate our First and Fourth Amendment rights -- are also likely cooperating with the National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in allowing their giant "fusion center" surveillance operations furtively located inside their physical facilities to identify, monitor and harass those unwisely continuing to use their services.
I am also publicly posting this as a warning that the fact that I am being monitored and shut down every time I post information alerting the American people to treason in the highest reaches of our government and the corporations that control it indicates that they indeed have something significant to hide. It would also indicate that what we do not know cannot only hurt us but eliminate us as a free people.
I recently e-mailed Yahoo Greetings to cancel my membership because they were about to renew FOR me and (of course) charge me another annual fee. I received this e-mail: "We prefer to process your cancellation in a secure manner. Therefore, we ask that you call us at 1-866-228-2434. We understand the inconvenience this may cause, but some cancellations require that we ask for information that is not safe to send via email."
This was my reply: "This is a load of crap. You didn't need to speak to me to take my money and sign me up!!! I am sitting here on hold, waiting for "the next available agent" reconsidering my past praise and loyalty to Yahoo products..." I had already written to Yahoo complaining because they won't give you an e-mail address -- only a link -- so you don't have proof that you ever contacted them. Now this. Scummy.