Does anybody else get these Yahoo boxes added to the end of messages when they receive them? For me it seemed to just start doing it this afternoon.
I've also had problems today with the person I sent messages to just receiveing blank ones. When I look at my sent items folder (either via the Thiunderbird email client or the webmail interface) they are not blank.
What's going on?
P.S. Who on earth is Tim Tebow?
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Yes, its very annoying. Yahoo must be intercepting the mail, and adding these adverts somewhere. They only happen if the sender uses HTML to send their mail. It does not happen with plain text.
If I read a message using my normal e-mail client program (Thunderbird) the extra TODAY box is present at the bottom.
If I then read the same message via the webmail interface there is no TODAY box.
So yes, Yahoo seem to have suddenly started adding this extra content to messages when they are accessed by an e-mail client program.
After all the hassle with Thunderbird not sending messages a couple of weeks ago you would have thought Yahoo would have learnt a lesson and would start taking a more professional approach to rolling out changes. Personally speaking, I wish BT would go back to managing their own e-mail systems or team up with a better provider. I don't pay lots of money each week to use "Beta" versions of things. Please can BT inform Yahoo they want to use the production versions of the services they pay for and not beta test versions.
I have blocked geo.yahoo.com and us.lrd.yahoo.com, that seems to have stopped it for the moment.
Thanks for the suggestion Keith. I'll give that a try. Did you block them via the web interface settings or at the e-mail client level?
The empty messages seems to be the more serious associated problem.
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I actually block them via my OpenDns account, so it affects all devices on the network.
I suppose you could do it via the Windows hosts file. I did try the adblock plus addon for Thunderbird, but as there were no images, it did not work.
I have merged the two threads under the new heading, otherwise its going to get messy later.
I mentioned this in my post about "TODAY (Beta)", but this is actually the more serious issue.
I'm sending somebody e-mails and they are sometimes just receiving empty messages. However, when I view the messages in my Sent folder (using Thunderbird or the webmail interface) they are not empty.
From looking at recent messages it seems to tie in with the "TODAY (Beta)" box being added.
(1) I send a new message. They can read it ok.
(2) They reply to me. I can read the reply but Yahoo have added the annoying box.
(3) I reply to the reply (so the box is included) and they just get an empty message!
Has anybody else had the problem of sending a reply that contains the "TODAY (Beta)" box at the bottom resulting in the recipient receiving an empty message?
I'm using IMAP/SMTP (HTML formatting) with Thunderbird.
Yes, merging them makes sense.
I access my e-mail accounts via IMAP/SMTP on an Android phone as well so will have to see how that is affected.
Here is an example of the extra source lines that seem to have been added to the message <body> by Yahoo.
document.write("<img width=1 height=1 src="http://firstname.lastname@example.org&pkg=id-2075741>");
<img width=1 height=1 src="http://email@example.com&pkg=id-2075741">
var YWATracker = YWA.getTracker("10001615631662");YWATracker.submit();
<img src="http://a.analytics.yahoo.com/p.pl?a=10001615631662&js=no" width="1" height="1" alt="" />
<div style="margin:30px 0 20px;clear:both;-webkit-text-size-adjust:none;max-width:500px ">
<table style="width:100%;border:1px solid #CCC; background-color:#FFF-webkit-border-radius:5px;" cellspacing=2>