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Goodbuy AOL, and Goodbuy Yahoo users!

If you haven't already heard the buzz, AOL and Yahoo have teamed up with Goodmail Systems, and will soon be charging a "voluntary" per-email fee to bulk-mailers in order to guarantee the delivery of emails to recipients. A story at ... summed it up nicely (posted February 9th, 2006): " ... Companies that have buttered their bread by sending free e-mail via AOL and Yahoo will soon have the option to pay to ensure their messages arrive at their target destinations. AOL in the coming months will begin charging a fraction of a penny or more per message in what they ... (view more)

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Yahoo! Concedes to Google

In a recent interview, Yahoo! CFO Susan Decker made some interesting statements about Yahoo!'s position as a search company. She said: " We don't think it's reasonable to assume we're going to gain a lot of share from Google. It's not our goal to be ... No. 1 in Internet search. We would be very happy to maintain our market share. We have held our own, and we should gain revenue share in the industry as we roll out these new initiatives. Our goal has been to hold our share and to be a leading, if not the leading, total marketing platform, which would include both brand and search. " ( ... (view more)

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Yahoo Go!

Big news from ! Yahoo announced Yahoo Go . Yahoo Go is actually a combination of 3 items: Yahoo Go Mobile, Yahoo Go PC and Yahoo Go TV. Yahoo Go Mobile integrates Yahoo's services with a phone's built-in email, messaging, address book and ... calendar applications. So, if you lose your cell phone, your contact information isn't lost forever -- it's available online and can be synched with a new mobile phone. Now that is a NICE feature. Yahoo Go PC will initially include a Yahoo Go Desktop dashboard that will allow you to keep your friends, contacts, news, mail and more, right on your ... (view more)

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Yahoo Groups: Web Beacons track user activity

Infopackets Reader Joe J. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently received an email forwarded from a friend via a Yahoo email Group, which states that Yahoo is using 'web beacons' to track Yahoo Group members Internet activity. The email I received ... follows: ' For your information: Yahoo is now using something called 'Web Beacons' to track Yahoo Group users around the net to see where you visit and what you're doing -- similar to Internet cookie files. Take a look at their updated privacy statement . About half-way down the page, in the section on cookies, you will see a link that says web ... (view more)

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Use Outlook Express to read Yahoo email?

Infopackets Reader Elizabeth K. asks: " I want to read my Yahoo email using Outlook Express. Can you please tell me how to do this? " My response: Outlook Express only supports POP3 and IMAP mail server protocols. In not-so-techy-terms, a protocol ... is simply a method of communication between computers (such as your computer and the yahoo mail server). The web version of Yahoo email doesn't use POP3 email protocol because it operates over the browser. If you want to use POP3, you can: Sign up for a free service offered by Yahoo which allows you to use POP3 protocol with any email ... (view more)


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