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Static Adds in Left Pane of YahooMail

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08 Jan, 2016 09:54 AM

Hi! You guys are great. Obviously on top of your game. Thank you for making the internet more stress free for me! Been a paid user for almost a year now. I have noticed though, in my Yahoo Mail account, that little non-dynamic adds are sneaking in on the left pane under my folders... they are very occasional but are becoming more prevalent. They are very small and pathetic looking - I almost feel sorry for them! Next time one pops up I'll screen shot and try to block using the feature of your software and will send de-bug info. Other than that, your solutions are working consistently and excluding all unwanted adds in all the environments I use... nearly flawless - THANK YOU!!!

  1. 1 Posted by davalliance49 on 09 Jan, 2016 06:29 AM

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    Here is the screen-shot I promised next time this type of add came up. I used the target-based add-blocker you provided and the add disappeared after right-clicking and following the directions. I don't know how long it will stay away but so far, so good. The function of the tool is a little bit buggy, as I had to wait for the slider to catch up to the prompt and the debugging info had to be used a couple of times before it registered... might be my internet connection. Using Windows 10. I'll keep you updated. Thanks. DV

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Rhana on 10 Jan, 2016 12:07 AM

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    Hi DV,

    Thank you for your support, and for the screenshot!

    I'm not seeing any ads in Yahoo Mail with AdBlock running. It sounds as if AdBlock is blocking other ads in Yahoo Mail (you can compare by pausing AdBlock and refreshing the page). If that's the case, then this may be a test Yahoo is running on randomly selected accounts. Is the filter you created still working to block those ads?

    AdBlock Community Manager

  3. 3 Posted by davalliance49 on 10 Jan, 2016 10:36 AM

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    Thank you for your quick response to my informational query regarding the static add in my Yahoo Mail account.
    You are correct in your observation that AdBlock is addressing the distracting scrolling adds that are ubiquitous in the RIGHT Pane of Yahoo Mail when AdBlock is not engaged. I am enjoying NOT having those intrusive ads come into my eMail when I am trying to take care of personal and professional business.  The little "pop-up" non-dynamic add is not cumbersome nor distracting to my internet experience and is, to this date, remaining neutralized with AdBlock's utility, as I mentioned in my forum contact/eMail to you. 
    My main reason for my contact with you is to give you information that may give you insight to trends and workarounds that various companies may employ in order to defeat your strategies to blocking intrusive adds.
    Again, thank you for your efforts and I look forward to the constructive utilization of AdBlock which helps me become more productive and to be more efficient when utilizing the benefits that come from using the internet; a concept that was initially not meant to be commercialized but was introduced to make us more productive and efficient in our intellectual endeavours.

          From: Rhana <[email blocked]>
     To: [email blocked]
     Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2016 4:07 PM
     Subject: Re: Static Adds in Left Pane of YahooMail [Other #15151]
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  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Rhana on 13 Jan, 2016 05:08 PM

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    Hi Dav,

    Ah, I see. In that case, thank you very much for the information! I'll pass it along to the appropriate folks.

    AdBlock Community Manager

  5. Rhana closed this discussion on 13 Jan, 2016 05:08 PM.

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