PC Doctor March 21, 2014

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Dear PC Doctor:

I use Yahoo e-mail.  It’s convenient, because I don’t have internet at home, and I’m always checking my e-mail at libraries and cafes.  However, Yahoo fills up my inbox with these automatic “Daily Stories.” It takes up so much of my time to delete them that I forget what I really wanted to get done.  Is there a way to get Yahoo to stop sending these to my in box?

      Thank you, Kathy

Dear Kathy:

Yes, there is!  First, log in to your yahoo account.

Then, look in the upper right hand corner of your screen.  You should see a picture that looks like a cog.  Click on that.  Choose “Account Information.” You will be prompted to enter your password again.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page.  You will see “Notifications and Subscriptions.” Click on that.  You will be on the “Marketing Preferences” page.  You might see a lot of boxes checked on that page.  Most of them have to do with commercial offers that Yahoo will send you.  Click in the box to the left of any you don't want to receive.  If you would prefer to receive none, just click the “Clear All” choice at the bottom of that box.

Next, go back to the top of this screen.  Choose the “Subscriptions” tab.  Again, you will see a box with many check marks.  Again, click in the box to the left of any you don't want to receive.  If you would prefer to receive none, just click the “Clear All” choice at the bottom of that box.

Then, go to the “Alerts” tab.  You may have to further click on the link labeled “Yahoo Alerts Main Page.” When you get there, make sure none of the alerts are checked.

Phew!  That should cut down on the number of unwanted messages Yahoo sends you

Until next time… Happy Computing

      PC Doctor

Posted: to Athol Library News on Fri, Mar 21, 2014
Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

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