No Ad Blocker
Yahoo mail has now blocked my ad blocker. I can whitelist the site but Yahoo then persists in putting in self-playing video ads which I despise. If this persists and Yahoo does not allow me to use an ad blocker, I will move to a new mail provides.
robin olsson commented
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Rob L. Mulder commented
You are driving me crazy!!! I have put Yahoo on the whitelist of Adblock Plus, but you keep annoying me with pop-ups to remove my ad blocker. Stop it!
This is so wrong. Ad-blackers were created to stop the bombardment of useless advertisements. I don't want intrusive pop-ups affecting my browsing session, this is NOT okay.
Ed Reid commented
If Yahoo would do ads on the PC like they do on their smartphone app (i.e., an ad in the inbox list display that can be clicked to view), I wouldn't block on PC (I actually click some of those ads and have made a purchase). However, I cannot afford Internet service, so I use my smartphone as a "cellular hotspot", and tethering data has a monthly limit before being degraded to 2G (unusable). Video ads (irrespective of annoyance) and constantly-changing ads consume LOTS of bandwidth that I would rather use for myself.
I believe this happened because Verizon bought Yahoo in 2017 and AOL earlier. The new venture is called "Oath" and "oath.com" showed up in UOrigin's blocked list (see here: https://indianexpress.com/article/what-is/what-is-oath-verizons-new-venture-combining-yahoo-aol-4704086/). The web article says, "The acquisition of Yahoo will put Verizon in a highly competitive position as a top global mobile media company, and help accelerate our revenue stream in digital advertising.”.
I clicked the "Go Ad-free" option, and it is $3.49 + taxes/fees per month. I probably could use a paid "secure" e-mail service for that.
To "Karlene": if you want to STOP blocking Yahoo ads, manually use settings in your ad blocker to allow Yahoo ads (do NOT click the "unblock ads" button in Yahoo message). If you want to START blocking Yahoo ads, get a browser extension like "U-Block Origin". I use that one with "Ghostery" on Firefox.
Karlene Arthurs-Domond commented
i need this off how do i do this?
Chase H commented
Im about to start using my Gmail account much more probably make it my main email.
Richard Waldron commented
I absolutely agree. I have been a user for 10+ years and am ready to go else where.