Yahoo Mail

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by LenC, Nov 5, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Posts:
    846
    Location:
    CT, USA
    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.
     
  2. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Posts:
    8,462
    Location:
    Lloegyr
    Are you using the new Yahoo! Mail or Mail Classic? Either way, I'm pretty sure you can turn that off in options.
     
  3. Keyboard_Commando

    Keyboard_Commando Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Posts:
    690
    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

    Daveski17 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Posts:
    8,462
    Location:
    Lloegyr
    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

    LenC Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Posts:
    846
    Location:
    CT, USA
    Thank you - now I understand
     
  6. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Posts:
    6,956
    Location:
    Somethingshire
  7. LenC

    LenC Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Posts:
    846
    Location:
    CT, USA
    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
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.