|reply to Mr Neutron |
Re: How Yahoo Mail tracks you
said by Mr Neutron:Thanks Mr. Neutron, I'm glad to see this is helpful. What I meant by waste of time was in reference to Yahoo and its crappy new email product leaving us to figure this out for ourselves. said by bbear2:
Enough wasted time. Can we get back to doing something fun or useful?
I'm not sure about that first epithet you applied (what is this "fun" thing you refer to?), but speaking for myself, this thread has been a jolly useful one and not at all
a waste of time.
Don't sell yourself short, mate.
For me, all I wanted to do was to convert out of it, and to do so has been a royal pain and a waste of time getting it to work with my browser, etc.
I'm hoping that this thread can save others some time and effort; or at the very least educate people on what they hell yahoo is up to with all that tracking nonsense and alternatives to it. The sad thing is that most will never read such threads or will simply bend over and accept yahoo's new tracking practices. I for one will not.
NormanSI gave her time to steal my mind awayPremium,MVMReviews:
San Jose, CA
said by bbear2:I am reasonably certain that I can't be tracked while using Mozilla Thunderbird to access the email. Scanning, yes; but they could do that already (as can any ISP email service). But tracking really requires going through the portal, or, as Google, placing ads and analytics on third party sites.
The sad thing is that most will never read such threads or will simply bend over and accept yahoo's new tracking practices. I for one will not.
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
I agree Norman. I assume with Thunderbird you are accessing your yahoo mail with POP or IMAP; in either case, you will not be tracked; scanned maybe.
It is the "full" web interface that seems to do the tracking as I've seen from Ghostery. Where yahoo really pushed the limit on this is that if you block the tracking, the full web interface does not work. The only way I've been able to get the full to work is by white-listing the entire yahoo mail site to allow full tracking. (Sort of gives a new meaning to what Yahoo calls "full featured" - including tracking ).
I've only come across 1 or 2 other sites that require the tracking but in those cases it was only one specific tracking site, not the entire main site that needed access. This is where I say Yahoo Mail has crossed the line.