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Mamacat104
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Wed, Jun 8, 2016 1:02 PM

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GET RID OF THE VIDEO PREVIEWS IN THE MAILBOXES!!!!

PLEASE get rid of these video previews in our mailboxes...  I empty out the trash or the spam or the inbox..  up comes video previews... these are horrible.!!! slows down the transmission of the email....  Since these darn videos have appeared, I am constantly getting the message when trying to work in my email, that I have no internet connection because the transmission is SOOOOO terribly slow...   

 

  PLEASE GET RID OF THESE.. . THEY ARE ANNOYING!!!   UNACCEPTABLE!!! 

 

Thanks

 

Tigereyze209

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3.9K Messages

6 years ago

This is my two cents worth on the topic, for whatever it is worth.....

I can speak from personal experiance that the browser plugin "Adblock Plus" so far seems to block those advertisments and vidio's from popping up when one empties their mail box.

 

The simple reality is, like it or not, Yahoo is NOT going to stop showing them. Not until, and unless, customers pay Yahoo more money to NOT show it, than the advertisers do to have their content viewed.

 

I am also at a complete loss why one would choose to forward mail from a superior mail service like G-mail, to an inferior one like Yahoo. But, personal choice and free will and all that.

 

Good life.

Mamacat104

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282 Messages

6 years ago

cleaning out the cache and the cookies and the use of an antivirus does NOT stop these darn videos from coming up in the boxes when the emails are deleted...  they are frustrating ... I am not interested in watching them.. they should NOT be forced on people...  

  If Yahoo wants them in THEIR emails, fine, but KEEP them out of the AT&T emails..

Mamacat104

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282 Messages

6 years ago

@ tigereyze209...I use AdBlock and it stops a lot of ads from coming up in different areas I go to.. it does NOT stop the videos from coming up in the mailboxes of the email when the box is empty..  once they pop up, if I hit the X and close it out, they will not come back til you close the browser and open it again.. 

  and as far as using my AT&T email.. I've been using it many years before Yahoo took over .. I was using it when it was Southwestern Bell...  I didn't get a Gmail account til many years later.. and I got it because I have a blog of children's stories ... and I have my Gmail forwarded to my AT&T mail so if someone sends me an email from My blog, I get it in one place...  I like the format of my AT&T mail better than the Gmail.   I use them both  

Tigereyze209

Professor

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3.9K Messages

6 years ago

Hmmm.. you and I must be using differant filters in ad block then..  

I have tried to replicate what you described with it enabled, and I can only get it to do it when my adblock is disabled.

As of about October or so last year, Yahoo took over day to day ATT's e-mail service completely, so for all intents, it IS Yahoo e-mail.

All ATT internet services by Yahoo,except for e-mail were passed on to another provider called Synacor.. am at a loss why they did not include that as well.

With the bid put in, i honestly thought ATT was going to buy their own e-mail service back from Yahoo, but Verison wond the bid, and so, it is what it is.

Now, it is in limbo, unfortumatly..  they have to keep providing service until the yahoo contract runs out.. who can say if yahoo/verizon will renew the contract for ATT's e-mail when that contract expires. On the other hand, they can keep it exactly as it is.

It is truly a shame that ATT does not really have any control over the day to day running of their e-mail service.

I have provided about all the input ai have to give, sorry to say.

Good luck.

Mamacat104

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282 Messages

6 years ago

not sure..  will have to check the filters for my Adblock..  It blocks a lot of stuff but don't block the videos in my mailboxes...  

    for the most part, I do fine with the email..  Yahoo seems to be really good at messing things up.. I used to have two gmail accounts forwarded to my AT&T mail so I could monitor them .. one was mine and one my son's....for our blogs.. using Popmail..  now the popmail won't work so I just have them forwarded to go into a particular folder ...  recently I am now getting error messages telling me someone is trying to sign into my gmail accounts..  I've put int he passwords over and over and it still errors out... so I ignore... When yahoo makes changes, they mess things  up and then no one does a thing to fix the problems.. 

   Couple years ago.. suddenly my AT&T would not accept any emails from anyone with a .net email address...  so any emails from my friends that had a .net address, I wasn't getting.  I could send to them but couldn't receive from them...  went back and forth with AT&T trying to find out why...  took a while but finally got it working again... 

    I worked for a company who used to make changes to the way things worked, but they always thoroughly tested it before releasing it.. It seems like Yahoo isn't too good at testing things as well as they should... they just release it and the consumers have to deal with them.. 

   

have good day

Mamacat104

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282 Messages

6 years ago

thanks.. I'll try to find out how to put it in and hope it gets rid of them.. 

 

 

Mamacat104

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282 Messages

6 years ago

Thank you so much Jefirdjr,  this worked .. now when I empty a mailbox, the videos no longer appear.. sure appreciate your response with solution.. 

 

 have a great day

 

wdsteve

Scholar

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111 Messages

4 years ago

This worked for me also.  TYTYTYTY!!!

_xyzzy_

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4 years ago

@jefirdjr said in post 16:

Put this in as a filter for your ad blocker. It will stop the calls for video in an empty folder.

 

mail.yahoo.com/neo/video?channels=emptyfolder

I'd sure like to know how he figured that filter out (I don't "speak" fluent hdml or the filter language).  I should have kept the html for the "old" webmail to possibly derive how that rule was determined because I am now not sure what the filter should be for the "new" email (as of 11/8/18) since it no longer works. Man Sad

 

Note you may also have to turn off ad blocking too.  Not sure about this since initially I couldn't keep the webmail display up.  It would flash up but then show an error dialog.  I turned off ad blocking and the let me "in".  Then I fiddled around with the webmail settings and now that error dialog isn't being displayed with ad blocking back on.  So the verdict is still out on this.  On the other hand, at the moment I see no ads anyhow...yet.

 

Update 1:

In the old webmail I tried using element hiding helper in the old webmail but could never get a filter to work consistently if anything changed on the page from day to day and it was nothing like the solution posted above.  I'm trying element hiding helper again.  And again it found a filter that works...at the moment...for the current webmail page.  Need to wait a day or two to see if it's a permanent solution.  I am not holding my breath it's permanent.

 

Update 2:

Well it seems you need to disable ad blocking after all or composing and reading email doesn't work.  And of course if you disable ad blocking on the page that also disables the filters so the movies come back whether my filter for them is right or not.  Next step is to see if you can do selective blocking. 

 

And by the way, I see nothing really that much "new" in this new webmail.  Basically the same old stuff dressed up in different cloths.

 

Glad I don't really use this stuff.

kingofa

Teacher

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43 Messages

4 years ago

Just click the "X" in the Header just above the email.

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