Yahoo Mail

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  1. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

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    Everytime I check my email, a dialog box pops up and it contains a message like...

    Mary Doe would like to add you to his or her online contacts list. Please add me to your yahoo messenger list so we can chat.

    I never accept - I either ignore it or decline. But I'm curious - how and why does this happen? The invite is always from a different person - it's always a female name/pseudonym.

    Anyway to turn it off?

    BTW, yahoo mail is my alternate email - I rarely use it. But I doubt that has anything to do with this.
     
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    Are you using the new Yahoo! Mail or Mail Classic? Either way, I'm pretty sure you can turn that off in options.
     
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    Yahoo Mail/servers have porn bot crawlers that add you to their friends list. It's a way of bombarding you with spam and so on.

    You need to set your options to messages from contacts/friends only.
     
  4. Daveski17

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    Too right! I remember when Yahoo! Mail was probably the best, I think it was around 10 years ago!

    Yes, that's what I was trying to remember, thanks Commando.
     
  5. LenC

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    Thank you - now I understand
     
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  7. LenC

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    Hey Cudni -

    Thanks for the tip. At first it didn't work - there was no such option in the drop-down menu. But that was because I was using the old "classic" version of Yahoo Mail. I upgraded to current and then the sign-out option appeared in the drop-down menu.

    Len
     
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