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Mamacat104
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282 Messages

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

 

_xyzzy_

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15K Messages

4 years ago

@kingofa - that is not a permanent solution.  It only lasts as long as you don't reload the page. Man Frustrated  @jefirdjr found a solution for the old layout (post 16).  Hopefully it's just a matter of time and new filter can be found but even there that's only useful if it can be figured out how to run such a filter with ABP disabled for the page since blocking ads now breaks some functionality too.

kingofa

Teacher

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43 Messages

4 years ago

Works on mine... Even after reloading... So far.

As this is my second attempt at a Reply, this AT&T is still a crappy way to to relay info.. I doubt the new owners will fix anything. It's way too important to make UNNECESSARY changes and count the U.S. Government Dollars they get per Member/Subscription... Actual and Fictitious.

Lets see how many (USELESS) Points they can FINE me... This time. I'll try not to laugh too hard.

_xyzzy_

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15K Messages

4 years ago

@kingofa

Works on mine... Even after reloading... So far.

I really find that hard to believe.  The x never was permanent even in the "old" webmail.  And I don't see it as a permanent setting in in the new either and that's after trying a number of browsers.  But in the old ABP worked along with the filter specified earlier.   Why do you think this thread was created?

 

As this is my second attempt at a Reply, this AT&T is still a crappy way to to relay info.. I doubt the new owners will fix anything. It's way too important to make UNNECESSARY changes and count the U.S. Government Dollars they get per Member/Subscription... Actual and Fictitious.

Lets see how many (USELESS) Points they can FINE me... This time.  I'll try not to laugh too hard.

Huh?  That's rhetorical, don't really want to know.

kingofa

Teacher

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43 Messages

4 years ago

Doesn't matter. If it works for a time... That's okay. If it quits tomorrow... It''s Standard Operating Bull-Ends. Just another load. No different than any other so called Social Media... Facebook, Twitter, and the like.

Again, doesn't matter.

wdsteve

Scholar

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111 Messages

4 years ago

mail.yahoo.com/neo/video?channels=emptyfolder
I put that in my uBlocker. Two weeks hasn't popped back up yet...

Tutor

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3 Messages

3 years ago

I tried using ublocker but cannot get to the screen to add any new filters

can anyone advise please ?


Mamacat104

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282 Messages

3 years ago

  I can't get the darn videos to stop either...  after I delete all the scam emails, I quickly X the darn videos that pop up ...  then as long as you are still in the email, they no longer pop up.. but will come back next time you sign in...      I hate these videos that pop up...  it's unfair that they put this garbage in our emails... 

Tutor

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3 Messages

3 years ago

I found 2 different methods to prevent them

"ublock origin" chrome (or other browser) extension,

then I added these 3 filters (the first one worked for a little while, then it stopped, but since adding the other 2, no videos have appeared

||mail.yahoo.com/neo/video?channels=emptyfolder$xmlhttprequest
mail.yahoo.com/neo/video?channels=emptyfolder$xmlhttprequest
@@||mail.yahoo.com/neo/video?channels=emptyfolder$xmlhttprequest


the 2nd method (which I tried and of course worked), was to put or leave one email in each of my folders....never empty it completely....that prevented the videos from loading, and if the above filters stop working, i'd go back to this trick.....I'd much rather see one email than those stupid auto-loading video ads

good luck  ;- )

Contributor

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1 Message

3 years ago

Try this: Compose a message subject: "test" and send it to yourself... then KEEP it in your Inbox... it will then stop the stupid videos from loading into your Inbox... 

kingofa

Teacher

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43 Messages

3 years ago

Don't waste your time. Once your Inbox, or any other Box/Folder is EMPTY... Move your MOUSE to the little black "X" just to right, and above the "CC/BCC" and "Click" it once. The Videos will stop for as long as you keep your Email open. It's what I've done since they started the Bull-Ends.
If you CLOSE your Email for any reason, and open it again, it may come back. In which case, you'll have to "Click" it again.Yahoo needs the money. The Government pays them for EVERY Subscriber/Member(?). Even if same no longer uses it for ANY Reason.
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