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shortckt
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Yahoo email forced upgrade (again)

Some replies above mentioned using the mobile interface at »m.yahoo.com/mail. While that gives the most basic functionality to read and create messages, it's missing many needed features, for example there is no access to change mail settings.

For those of us who normally use IMAP or POP3 via an email client, if Yahoo wanted to be bastards and force agreement to their snooping tactics they could temporarily disable IMAP/POP and make us go into the settings to turn that on again. Access to the settings requires login to the webmail interface, therefore agreement to the new policy...
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shortckt
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Lots of unhappy Ymail users

Came across this while searching around for any fixes to keep the classic mail. Not a fix but interesting reading.

from: Business Insider, 6/5/2013

Marissa Mayer [Yahoo CEO] Rushed The Re-Launch Of Yahoo's Most Important Product, And Users Aren't Happy With The Result

Yahoo's most important product is Yahoo Mail.

It may be in big trouble.

It may be Marissa Mayer's fault.

On December 11 of last year, Mayer wrote a blog post announcing a new version of Yahoo Mail.

It was a big deal for two reasons:

* The new Yahoo Mail was Yahoo's first major product release since Mayer joined the company. The reason the Yahoo board hired Mayer to be CEO is that she is widely considered to be a product genius. Did she deserve the reputation?
* Yahoo Mail is a huge source of traffic and, therefore, revenue for Yahoo. But, because teenagers don't email much at all and adults check email on their phones, Yahoo Mail was losing ground. Could Mayer's update reverse the trend?

In the months prior to that December 11 launch, Mayer... pushed the Yahoo Mail team incredibly hard. The team responded, working nights and weekends for months.

At the end of May, British Internet service-provider BT announced it was switching its 6 million users off of Yahoo Mail... users had been complaining about bugs in the product for months on BT's message boards, and that Yahoo had been unable to fix the issues.

We conducted a survey of 1,200 readers... 57% say they are "unhappy" with the version launched in December [Dec. 2012]...

Besides the speed with which it was built, another reason that Yahoo Mail may be broken is that Shashi Seth, who led its development, no longer works at the company. Mayer asked him to leave Yahoo in January.

»www.businessinsider.com/yahoo-ma···s-2013-6




And this article brings up a good point about Yahoo just covering themselves for something they have been doing since 2011.

from: WebPro News, 6/9/2013
A Lot Of People Seem To Have A Problem With The New Yahoo Mail

As Declan McCullagh at CNET points out, Yahoo actually adopted the policy that lets it scan emails and serve ads back in 2011. He writes:

It's not clear why Yahoo felt the need to remind existing users of language in its 2011 terms of service. One possibility, though, is an effort to head off privacy lawsuits brought by class action lawyers hoping for a million-dollar jackpot. (If there's ever any litigation, defense counsel would surely prefer to rely on informed consent rather than implied consent.)

It's not merely a theoretical possibility: Google was sued in 2011 by a Massachusetts AOL user who sent e-mail to a Gmail account and then claimed her privacy was invaded. Near-identical lawsuits were filed in Marin County, Calif., in June 2012, British Columbia in October 2012, and Florida in November 2012. On April 29, two college students filed yet another suit seeking class action status in San Jose, Calif.

The shuttering of Yahoo Mail Classic also comes on the heels of a separate Yahoo Mail privacy-related story. Last week, a BT made some headlines when it said it would no longer make Yahoo Mail the default email service for its six million customers because of concerns that accounts are vulnerable to getting hacked.


»www.webpronews.com/yahoo-mail-cl···-2013-06



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Re: Yahoo email forced upgrade (again)

said by shortckt:

....For those of us who normally use IMAP or POP3 via an email client, if Yahoo wanted to be bastards and force agreement to their snooping tactics they could temporarily disable IMAP/POP and make us go into the settings to turn that on again. Access to the settings requires login to the webmail interface, therefore agreement to the new policy...
Rock <- -> Hard place!

 
Mine are currently enabled, and if they did that to ME, it would only be for as long as it took to let me backup my mail to offline and to another online WebMail service which can POP Yahoo's servers ( I've evaluated several these past few weeks ~> »Alternatives to Yahoo's Free WebMail - Pros & Cons ), test my backups, manually delete all of my mail from Yahoo, and then shut 'er down !

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We have only 2 things about which to worry :
(1) That things may never get back to normal
(2) That they already HAVE !


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Re: Lots of unhappy Ymail users

said by shortckt:

Came across this while searching around for any fixes to keep the classic mail. Not a fix but interesting reading.

from: Business Insider, 6/5/2013

Marissa Mayer [Yahoo CEO] Rushed The Re-Launch Of Yahoo's Most Important Product, And Users Aren't Happy With The Result

Yahoo's most important product is Yahoo Mail.

It may be in big trouble.

It may be Marissa Mayer's fault....

....The new Yahoo Mail was Yahoo's first major product release since Mayer joined the company.

The reason the Yahoo board hired Mayer to be CEO is that she is widely considered to be a product genius.

Did she deserve the reputation?

 
Sounds to me like a CEO trying to justify their job to their board of directors and shareholders.

That explains a lot, but doesn't help us [many long-time] Yahoo users any, though.

As is too often the case in life's journey :

Too much 'change for the sake of change'.

Change is not necessarily Progress !