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06-23-2002, 11:23 AM
I know this question would be best posted in one of our computer forums, but it doesn't seem to 'fit' any of them, so here I am, being an idiot again. :eyes:
As many of us know, Yahoo has cut off POP3 access for Yahoo accounts unless paid for. I can live with that & I've made sure to change all my Marketing Preferences back to 'No', but that hasn't changed the influx of junk mail I now seem to receive daily. None before, but now 2-6 a day. No biggie really. Block address and delete.
What has my curiosity though, is the seemingly personal emails I now receive from a variety of Hotmail, AOL & the occasional oddball address accounts. The subject titles range from various computer related info to the usual porn but the odd thing is that all the messages are always blank! My latest message shows a size of 143k but there's never any actual content when opened.
Anyone else been experiencing this or know a reason for all those blank messages?
06-23-2002, 11:52 AM
hmmm, maybe an emailpeepingtom? You know, peeping to see if you are home but afraid to actually let you see the email? :roflmao: ...sorry, Mons...couldn't resist that...but truly, I don't know the answer. :sorry:
06-23-2002, 12:25 PM
That is strange Mon's,I have a Yahoo mail account and hardly ever get spam.The one's your talking about,I think the sender actually tried to attach,but Yahoo blocked the attachment,that would be my guess anyway.I set all my web mail accounts up to accept from address book only,then I glance at the junk to see if there is something I want.Works good that way,one click and boom..gone :D
06-23-2002, 12:44 PM
Actually Lons, I have read about the emailpeepingtom emails. Supposably there is some 'unseen code or pix' inbedded in the email to let the sender know if you opened and viewed their mail and then they know they have a valid email address. I've not heard much more about those type email lately (supposably harmless), but it is one reason why I automatically delete many emails in OE w/o opening them. Why take a chance.
Nice try Tuffie but I received the Klez worm the other day, attachment and all. You would think Yahoo would be aware of this worm by now and delete it, but not so. Plus I have received other innocent attachments via Yahoo.
BTW, my husband has also received these type emails at his excite.com address, but not as many as I have received at Yahoo.
06-23-2002, 01:05 PM
Oops, I forgot to mention this new app. It's suppose to re-enable your ability to download your Yahoo email. It's free and legal (we'll see). I'm going to try it right now.
06-23-2002, 01:34 PM
It worked, it worked, it worked! On the first try no less. :lol:
With very little effort on my part (enter the account into OE as 'localhost' for your POP3 and then your usual STMP as the main one), & the program downloaded all messages from Yahoo, even those marked as read, so maybe I still have some preferences to change.
Tuffie, you were right about those attachments. The same messages that showed as blank on Yahoo now have attachments in OE which I will promptly delete. :mad: Good for Yahoo though, as they've not deleted any attachments that I thought I should have received.
06-23-2002, 01:45 PM
Thanks for the link Mon's :D ,I don't use OE much,but handy to know just in case !!!
06-23-2002, 02:33 PM
:dancin: glad you got it straightened out, Mons. :slowchuc: :sparkle:
06-24-2002, 05:28 PM
thats really cool montana, when yahoo stopped pop mail i dropped them like a bad habit, i then made some fony hotmail accounts, which it would be hard struck to see outlook not work with hotmail, but oh well, dropping another trace for junk mail, i find it good to change my emails from time to time, i only keep a few and i never seem to get much junk mail, so oh well, but cool about the yahoo. sinc. lurch
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