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Why does Yahoo require you to enter your password "99,000,000" times!
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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 a. m., 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 personaility.
thank you,
pissed@yahoo
     
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MRM on 08/20/2011:
Hi,

Make sure that your browser's protected mode is turned off. Toodles...
Cwazychicken on 08/20/2011:
Has your email been compromised? Maybe someone got into it and changed some info? That happened to me with gmail, lost my email and everything because someone decided to hack it.
trmn8r on 08/20/2011:
I wonder if this is something on your end. I use Yahoo! all the time, and it keeps me logged in for two weeks at a time. Good luck - sounds like an anomaly, and I haven't seen similar complaints.
oldisgood on 08/21/2011:
I, too, have never had the problem you encountered. Seems like it must be something on the users end and not Yahoo. Let us know Monday when you finally get ahold of someone.
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Yahoo! Likely Complicit in Online Surveillance of Citizens
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- April 10, 2008

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.

     
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bargod on 04/10/2008:
This is a widely read website?
Ponie on 04/10/2008:
Yada, yada, yada. Double Oh Seven reported for duty.
Anonymous on 04/10/2008:
Let's defer mocking the poster for a bit. What if this happened and was only a coincidence? What if this happened and it was not a coincidence? About 35,000 Americans have been issued National Security Letters, and they are prohibited to even tell others about their pariah status. Given the efficiency of the government (e.g. the IRS) isn't it possible some of these people are not 'terrorists' but are loyal citizens. Any government that can do that, is capable of the things this poster alleges. I desperately want to label the poster a 'conspiracy kook'...but I cannot.
Anonymous on 04/10/2008:
I can read everyone's email that has ever used M3C's. Beware of me as I am on your PC right now!
DebtorBasher on 04/10/2008:
That was Yahoo's freedom of expression.
bargod on 04/11/2008:
Your one serious dude Doc.
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New Yahoo Email Is Horrible. What a Disaster! Hate It!!!
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Yahoo changed its email. I've been using it for many years and loved it, but some idiots decided to change it. It's horrible. Heads should roll. Give me back my old Yahoo mail!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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nikalseyn on 10/22/2013:
what, specifically don't you like about it?
Soaring Consumer on 10/23/2013:
A lot of people have complained to me about it being very buggy. I have noticed this myself so I vote this helpful.
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The New Yahoo Mail System Is Slow, Worthless and a Waste of Time
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SPRING, TEXAS -- The new Yahoo e-,mail 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 e-mail system from Yahoo or AT&T if this is the best they can provide.
     
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ok4now on 10/04/2013:
I use Yahoo strictly for Junk Mail and it works great!!
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Yahoo Dysfunction
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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.
     
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Yahoo Cannot Even Access Their Own Sites
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There was a huge ad on my screen when I went to Yahoo!. There was a link hat 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.
     
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Anna Molly on 08/13/2012:
I don't deal with yahoo, except for instant messenger, therefore I don't see their main site. Obviously, the "Ad Feedback" was just another way to get you to click another link.

In my opinion, if you don't like yahoo, just stay away, it's a free site that you can easily say goodbye to. I don't know what you use it for, but, that might be helpful in giving you some advice.
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Intrusive Advertising
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Your advertising is become to intrusive. When I have ads pop up as I am viewing your page and I can't stop them or get rid of them; and have to wait while they run, it's not worth looking at your page anymore.
     
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azRider on 03/11/2012:
Have you turned on your popup blocker so that won't happen ?
nikalseyn on 03/11/2012:
If you are not doing so, state using Mozilla Firefox instead of Internet Explorer 7 or 8 or whatever version of IE you are using. Go to Mozilla.org and download where it says "get firefox on the left side. Once you have downloaded Firefox, left click "tools" on the top bar, then left click "addons". click get addons and find "AdBlock Plus" and Addblock Plus Popup addon 0.2.9. Both of these extensions will disable popups from most sites and you can block popups, allow certain ones, etc.

I have been using Firefox for 9 months or so now and am pleased as punch. I will never go back to IE again. It took me a month to really get used to Firefox, but it is much safer(virus, malware wise) and has many great addons you can get, like the adblock, etc.

Give it a try. You can download it and then use it whenever you want while you still have IE on your machine. You just use Firefox or IE as your browser whenever you go on the internet. You will be glad you switched. It took me many, many years to wise up, but I am now a happy camper and my homepage is at my.yahoo so I know what you are going through with IE---by the way, you should set IE to not allow popups if you haven't done so already---that may be part of your problem. I cannot get to IE right now on this machine and have forgotten how to do it, but do a search for "disable popups IE" and then enable to popup blocker. That may help if you are skittish about using firefox. But, you shouldn't be.
fog17 on 03/12/2012:
I know this is how they make their money - advertising. On my old computer I go to Task Manager, click plug-in-container, and cancel the process. This stops the advertisers little videos running taking up my computer time.
trmn8r on 03/12/2012:
You need to find out which capability is allowing the ads to run. Videos are likely Flash. In IE8, I use ToggleFlash to turn off Flash with one click (it has an icon on my Command Bar. It's great. If you load a page that needs Flash that you want, all you have to do is click the icon and reload the page.

There are similar products to disable JavaScript, such as NoScript. I haven't tried that yet. JavaScript makes possible some of the pop-unders, I believe.

My understanding is IE9 finally makes it easier to turn Flash and JavaScript on and off. Firefox and similar products implemented this a long time ago. Good luck.
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Unprotected Sky Wall
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My e-mail account has been hacked. My relative informed me someone has hacked my email because she is getting email from me which I never sent. All appears to be junk mail.

I also get junk mail from a friend which she never sent. All of that mail is junk mail. i.e. Student loans, money lenders, fads, ads, etc.

I also get this junk mail...However my relative should not have received
these annoying messages.

Helen Mcaleer / helenmcaleer39@Yahoo. Com
     
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MRM on 09/14/2011:
This is the reason why you should never open a SPAM email. Once you clicked on a spam email, it will collect email addresses in your contacts and send spam to all those in your contacts.
lexophiliac on 09/14/2011:
Follow your email service provider's procedure for reporting and fixing the problem helen. Each provider has a slightly different protocol for dealing with the issue. With some, it is as simple as changing your email password.

I received an email from someone on my contact list, opened it and it was spam mail. My contact assured me they did not send it. I then received an email from me to me?! It was spam also.

Another contact on my list sent me an email recently questioning why I sent a spam mail to them. By then I had realized my contacts for that account had been hacked and took the necessary steps to stop any further damage.
PepperElf on 09/14/2011:
This is why I like my gmail. I had trouble on one of my accounts where it was being reported as being accessed in other countries.

So I set up that account so that when logging in the system will call me first and give me a code. Then I use that code to activate the login.

So far it's worked.


I don't know if yahoo offers that but you should check to see if they do.
Nohandle on 09/14/2011:
This happened to a relative of mine several years ago when she received an invitation from a trusted friend to join Reunions.Com. She clicked on the website and began answering a few questions and then decided she wanted no part of it. She immediately exited the program but EVERYONE on her email list received an invitation in her name to join. She had provided no email addresses to them.

I emailed her before I opened and asked if she had sent in my address and she was upset beyond word. I still don't understand how these companies can harvest your address book but they certainly can and do.

I might suggest, in addition to what lexophiliac has stated, you might want to consider sending a blanket email notice to all in your address book. Simply in the subject line something akin to I DID NOT SEND YOU AN EMAIL ON whatever the date was. Down in the message part simply tell them not to open it because you had nothing to do with it. That's what my relative did because she didn't know what else to do at the time and wanted to warn everyone.
ok4now on 09/15/2011:
In all likelihood your password was hacked. This recently happened to me on my MSN account. All of my contacts where then spammed. Very embarrassing. Easy to fix, change your password. Problem solved.
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The New Yahoo Screen
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I do not want the new version, I hate it, I want the old version back,, NOW! SENDING MESSAGES STINKS GIVES ME A HARD TIME AND NOTHING AT THE BOTTOM PAGE TOO SEND OR DELETE~~~bethy2966@Yahoo.com. I do not want it.
     
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jktshff1 on 06/26/2011:
Yahoo, to me, is getting slower and slower.
Anonymous on 06/26/2011:
I also hate the new version, I like the classic version. They forced everyone to switch to the new one it freezes up my computer and is slow with all the extra crap they bundled on to it.

If it ain't broke don't fix it.
MRM on 06/26/2011:
I have encountered this screen but luckly, I have read the fine print that states "No thanks, keep the classic." I love the old classic Yahoo email!
jktshff1 on 06/26/2011:
I just checked it out...I had no problems.
MRM on 06/26/2011:
I was trying to capture that screenshot that says "No thanks, I'll keep classic email" but that screen didn't show up the 2nd time.
ChuhBaca on 06/26/2011:
It seems like there are some issues that need to be worked out with the new Yahoo email. I kept getting some error that indicated I couldn't access my email, but it would pull it up.
2inform on 06/26/2011:
I like the new version. I didn't like the change before this one though.
oldisgood on 06/27/2011:
I, too, do not like the new Yahoo. I can't find the button to change it back to classic either. The new is slower, and much more confusing. I tried to use the stationery and it, too, has a big problem. Oh well, progress marches on.
Anonymous on 06/27/2011:
I miss the old yahoo as well. I also miss geocities.
Buddy01 on 06/27/2011:
If you can't find the button to switch back to Classic, go to the top right of your mail screen. Click on options. There will be an option to switch back.
Vinnie11 on 06/27/2011:
I am also not fond of the new Yahoo but I will give it a few weeks to grow on me. It isn't as intuitive as the old. It took me a good 10 minutes to figure out how to add a simple attachment to an e-mail. I am glad they did something though. They were dying on the vine and I am glad they are at least trying to stay in the game. A few tweaks and it will be fine.
oldisgood on 06/28/2011:
Nope, choosing "Options" doesn't work. I am stuck with the new Yahoo.
MRM on 06/28/2011:
As I was logging into Yahoo, I was hoping to enounter that screen where it says "Take me to the new email" and in the tiny prints below, theres an option "No thanks, I'lll keep my old email. The print is tiny that you'll need a magnify glass. If I ever encounter that screen, I'll take a screenshot of it. Luckily for me, I have read the fine print and kept the old email.
Anonymous on 06/28/2011:
I logged onto my Yahoo account last night and it looked the same to me. I didn't notice any changes
MRM on 06/28/2011:
Little, when you do enounter that screen, find the tiny print that says, "No thanks, I'll keep old email" while the "Take me to new email" is in big, bold, colored letters.
Anonymous on 06/28/2011:
Thanks for the info, MRM
oldisgood on 06/29/2011:
awhile ago I could change between the OLD Yahoo and the NEW Yahoo. I guess I changed one too many times, because now I cannot change back to the OLD. I have 2 yahoo webaddresses. I have changed one and not the other. I so wish I could go back to the OLD.
PepperElf on 06/29/2011:
I gave up on yahoo mail.
I only use my multiple yahoo accounts when I don't want to use my real email address.

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Yahoo Not Safe At Any Speed
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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.
     
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madconsumer on 03/10/2009:
yahoo is a browser and email system. did you have all your personal data saved to yahoo?
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