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Yahoo discontinues Mail Classic, you must now allow emails to be scanned for targeted ads

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Jun 2013 21:15 User comments (6)

Yahoo discontinues Mail Classic, you must now allow emails to be scanned for targeted ads Yahoo has discontinued their Mail Classic, requiring all users to upgrade to a new version that allows for your emails to be scanned for targeted ads.
The company's updated ToS says the scans will be to "deliver product features, relevant advertising, and abuse protection". You can opt out of seeing the ads, but you must accept the ToS or dump Yahoo Mail for good.

In case you thought there might be a workaround, Yahoo placed this in a new Help center FAQ:

"Beginning the week of June 3, 2013, older versions of Yahoo! Mail (including Yahoo! Mail Classic) will no longer be available. After that, you can access your Yahoo! Mail only if you upgrade to the new version. When you upgrade, you will be accepting our Communications Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. This includes the acceptance of automated content scanning and analyzing of your communications content."


The move may seem invasive, especially the way Yahoo is doing it, but Gmail has been scanning your emails for quite some time, as well.

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6 user comments

14.6.2013 13:24

If they want to scan that spam honey pot then more power to them.


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

24.6.2013 13:44

Don't get scroogled!

34.6.2013 15:53

Quote:
This includes the acceptance of automated content scanning and analyzing of your communications content.
sounds like they using ad scanning as an excuse to spy on you and everything you do on yahoo mail.

44.6.2013 19:26

Nup still logging into classic here on both my accounts,no matter adblock lite should take care of the crap they throw up so here's a two finger salute to you yahoo \/


59.6.2013 3:15

Looks like the new CEO b*tch at Yahoo wants to go Gestapo.

69.6.2013 20:47

They sure are taking their sweet time for the change over i'm still accessing classic which suits me i prefer it


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