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    computer777
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    Being that gmail is available and it doesn’t have pictures why do frum people use Yahoo or Aol that have horrible pictures?

    #946332

    njs3215
    Member

    Are you trying to cause a problem?

    #946333

    charliehall
    Participant

    What horrible pictures? I’ve been using Yahoo! mail since before Google existed and don’t recall seeing any.

    #946334

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    Charliehall, you must be using the paid version or using adblockplus. The ads on Yahoo are terrible. Even with all that, when one logs out of Yahoo mail it takes you to their home page which almost always has inappropriate pictures and/or headlines.

    #946335

    akuperma
    Participant

    If the concern was avoiding pictures, we could use PINE mail. It’s all text. Indeed, a frum company could set up a server using PINE (its a UNIX program). It runs very fast, and runs even on the weakest machines. It even runs well on a dial-up connection using DOS.

    #946336

    TheGoq
    Participant

    The skirt has to be down to the toes and no wrists showing, oh never mind that’s a kosher female.

    #946337

    WIY
    Member

    That’s one of the reasons I use gmail.

    #946338

    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    Why all this overhead? Pickup your email through Telnet and avoid all trouble.

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    #946339

    computer777
    Member

    I have little respect to no respect for anyone who gives me an email address that is from yahoo.

    CharlieHall: If you haven’t seen any, it may be because you have become desensitized.

    njs3215: Honestly speaking, your response says a lot about you.

    #946341

    crndy
    Member

    HaLeiVi: akuperma suggested the same thing.

    #946342

    even if youre not jewish yahoo is horrible, especially their spam filter (among other things) thats in addition to the the problems for jews

    the goq you had me rotfl

    #946343

    shimen
    Participant

    charihall and most posters (as we can see from thier mocking postins) have the heter fron gemmorah ‘kiven sheavar adam aveirah hitrah lo’

    #946344

    TheGoq
    Participant

    Thanks Thisname 🙂

    #946345

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    I have little respect to no respect for anyone who gives me an email address that is from yahoo.

    That’s not fair. They could br using it through Outlook.

    #946347

    computer777
    Member

    That’s not fair. They could br using it through Outlook.

    True.

    However, someone who has outlook has internet, and should know that yahoo is a horrible site (provided they consider that garbage horrible). And it’s just as easy to use gmail.

    #946348

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    And it’s just as easy to use gmail.

    True, probably easier, I hear. I happen to have a Yahoo account because I needed to join a frum group, but I don’t usually go on the site; I have the emails forwarded to my gmail account.

    #946349

    charliehall
    Participant

    “you must be using the paid version”

    I am. Cost for spam-free and porn-free email: $19.95/year. Real benefit: Priceless.

    My apologies to those who I may have offended. I’ve been using the pay version for so long that I didn’t realize that the free version is designed to be offensive.

    #946350

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    My apologies to those who I may have offended. I’ve been using the pay version for so long that I didn’t realize that the free version is designed to be offensive.

    You’re too kind. I believe that you are owed an apology from a couple of other posters.

    You’ve also just given me another way to be dan l’kaf z’chus someone with a yahoo email account. For that I thank you.

    #946351

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Some people run businesses via a yahoo e-mail address and switching to gmail means you will lost customers (as they know you by e-mail address) and suppliers know you by e-mail address

    Its not so simple to switch then.

    #946352

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Some people run businesses via a yahoo e-mail address and switching to gmail means you will lost customers (as they know you by e-mail address) and suppliers know you by e-mail address

    Its not so simple to switch then.

    ZD, that doesn’t explain why he took a Yahoo address in the first place, and why he doesn’t use forwarding or the paid version.

    #946353

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
    Participant

    My grandmother uses a yahoo account. If you would get an email from her, would you really think there’s something wrong? She has that address for many years, and it’s not so easy to move over to a new one.

    #946354

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Yahoo e-mail predates Gmail and they had the Yahoo for a long time

    #946355

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    FWIW, I, too have a paid Yahoo account. I’ve had it since 1999. I’m a digital pack rat and have every email ever sent to me*. I’m certainly not switching now.

    The Wolf

    * To clarify: If a person sent me an email that was not distributed to an entire list (i.e. my shul’s Z’manim list, for example) or spam or strictly commercial (like from stores whom I allow to send me email), then I keep it.

    #946356

    writersoul
    Member

    Just OOC: What are the benefits of Yahoo as opposed to Google?

    I’m not planning on switching as I like Gmail, but there must be something that you guys are paying for…

    My mom has a Yahoo account for all of her spam. It predates the creation of Gmail by a good few years.

    #946357

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    My mom has a Yahoo account for all of her spam.

    What a funny coincidence. She also has all her spam because she has a Yahoo account. ???? ????

    #946358

    oomis
    Participant

    The Goq – good one.

    #946359

    computer777
    Member

    You’ve also just given me another way to be dan l’kaf z’chus someone with a yahoo email account.

    You are correct.

    I didn’t know there is a better way to use Yahoo.

    I would think though that those who do know how bad yahoo can be, would change their email provider even if they themselves are using it in a better way since others don’t know that.

    #946360

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    C777, maybe, but Charlie, for instance, had no idea, until this discussion, that Yahoo was problematic.

    #946361

    MorahRach
    Member

    The goq, too funny!

    I primarily use gmail but I do have a yahoo account because there is a yahoo community group in the town where I live and you can only get those email if you are logged into your yahoo mail.

    Also what is an innaropriate headline?

    #946362

    computer777
    Member

    C777, maybe, but Charlie, for instance, had no idea, until this discussion, that Yahoo was problematic.

    Correct again. And I know that. And that is why I started this thread. (My apologies to Charlie Hall)

    #946363

    daniela
    Member

    I never had a yahoo mail account and I had no idea it is problematic. I assume those who say so are referring to webmail and free accounts and (questionable) advertising. Which anyway one can deal with. Most unwanted garbage (ie the sort that arrives on the screen without a user looking for it) is removed by using a hosts file, such as mvps (you can google mvps hosts).

    Perhaps we all should realize that jumping to conclusions does not necessarily bring us to the correct conclusions. Even though k9 is quite good (but requires powerful hardware and is not very suitable for budget machines) it has false positives, even in categories that one would think are well-defined. Monitoring software can have false positives as well: an example? Someone beyond suspicion had in their log a connection to a well-known website we do not use (I do not mean FB or twitter or yahoo). Turns out someone had ran on the machine a utility for choosing a fast DNS. That utility measures the times it takes for various public DNSs to resolve a list of “most frequently used websites”, including some of those we don’t use. To do so, of course, it connects to the domain name.

    #946364

    swiet
    Member

    Without even getting into the technology daniela advocated, one can simply use a browser plugin to remove web advertisements. This would, presumably, get rid of the Yahoo ads.

    #946365

    daniela
    Member

    Yes, adblocking plugins should also work (we have to download a plugin for every browser we use). They all have basic blocking lists and in addition it’s possible to block any unwanted content for future navigation.

    #946366

    The goq just to correct you my name is “this name is already taken

    how would you like it if I called you “the g”?

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