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Yahoo deactivates accounts without warning! [updated]

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MegsPhotos.com says:

I've heard a lot of complaints about using a Yahoo! ID to log in to Flickr. I have not, however, heard of a specific case like mine. The main reason that I am against the soon-to-be-required move to using Yahoo! IDs is that it is like putting too many eggs into one basket. If my Yahoo! account is deactivated because of inappropriate activity through Yahoo! Mail, then my unrelated Flickr photos would also be deactivated.

Yahoo! deactivation
I am posting here to see if I can get some specific answers about Yahoo and Flickr account cancellations. My Yahoo! account that I've been using since 1998 was mysteriously deactivated on Thursday. (It's been six days and still have not been given a reason for the account being cancelled.) While I did not yet have it associated with my Flickr account, I can only imagine how angry I'd be if I lost all of my Flickr photos! I am very unhappy with Yahoo!'s customer service and have outlined my complaints on my blog (including several e-mail and phone calls to Yahoo! and a BBB submission). If you are a Yahoo!/Flickr employee, please help me find out what happened. So that everyone is on the "same page", please post your responses on my blog; or here if it's that much more more convenient.

UPDATE Nov1 evening: I've made some progress, but there are still some lingering issues (specifically those mentioned by Doug, julian, and Apocaplops).
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tonypreece says:

"If my Yahoo! account is deactivated because of inappropriate activity through Yahoo! Mail..."

Why were you putting 'inappropriate activity' through Yahoo mail? Surely that answers your question.
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MegsPhotos.com says:

That was hypothetical. If you look at my full blog post, you'll see that I'm puzzled as to what Terms of Service I've broken. And even if I am guilty of something, don't I at least deserve the right to know what it is?
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πρώρα (Prora) says:

Looks like a highly infectuous disease - see the threads "Do Flickr admins delete threads without telling anybody?" and "Posts to Flickr Central being deleted?"
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Brock is a group administrator Brock says:

They couldn't be more UN-related, though. Yahoo has nothing at all with Flickr Central. Not even a little bit.

So at the most, this is a complete coincidence.
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Sara Heinrichs (awfulsara) says:

I once had a hotmail account taken over by spammers grabbing my address as the "return to" address. In a matter of hours, I had over 400 returned mail messages, and it continued for a period of weeks. It not only rendered my account useless, but erroneously identified me as a spammer and got my account suspended. A small bit of investigation would have quickly shown that not only was I not the guilty party, I was a victim.

Luckily, the spammers moved on as randomly as they arrived, and I still use that address sporadically for web activities that might generate more spam than I want to see on my more personal, daily use email address.

The OPs concern seems a valid one to me. Not really something Flickr is doing wrong, rather a by-product of the obnoxiousness of the internet age. Not sure how that is to be avoided, really. Perhaps being able to access Flickr through more than one email address, like PayPal? Having "approved" addresses so if one becomes unavailable, suddenly vanishes (like a private domain can do if not maintained), or is compromised in some way the associated account does not become equally affected.

(That said, I can't imagine the Flickr account would just vanish if your email goes away. You just wouldn't be able to access it, is my guess. Hopefully, staff can clear that up for us rather than those worried bout it freaking out over potentially no big dealio.)
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judyboy says:

Yikers that really is a bear.. I did not like Yahoo buying Flickr at all!
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MegsPhotos.com says:

Awfulsara, now there's a good idea. Yahoo! already has an alternate e-mail field in people's account field, so this would be a perfect use for it (although I doubt Yahoo! would like this suggestion). Unfortunately, when my account was deactivated, I wasn't even notified through the alternate address.
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inkswamp says:

I'll steer clear of taking an outright swipe at Yahoo... for once. Yahoo's email system isn't the best. You probably have fallen prey to some glitch. I suggest you contact Yahoo directly and see what happened.

Just recently, a Yahoo email account of mine was deactivated. The reason given was that I had not logged in recently enough (although that wasn't the case) and it had been automatically deactivated. I could re-activate it by having the system send a confirmation to my primary email which it said could not be done until my account was reactivated. Huh? A catch-22 designed right into the system.

Anyway, Yahoo's email isn't the greatest system out there. I would contact them directly.
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Kallese is a group administrator Kallese says:

awfulsara said:

I can't imagine the Flickr account would just vanish if your email goes away. You just wouldn't be able to access it, is my guess.

I think that flickr has proved that they, in this type of case, would not automatically delete your photos/etc just because you cannot log into your account. For example, the fact that they don't delete any photos uploaded by non-pro users...they just save them for the time that the person decides to go pro or whatnot.

Luckily most things on the internet don't go away...they just become 'unavailable', and the data can later be restored. Yes, this kind of thing does suck, and it most likely will happen after the logins merge, just as it obviously does now.

judyboy said:

Yikers that really is a bear.. I did not like Yahoo buying Flickr at all!

megsnjj losing their Yahoo! mail account was not a result of Yahoo! buying flickr.

In fact, considering that the flickr staff is, in my opinion, more helpful and responsive to technical issues, maybe if you had merged your Yahoo! account with your flickr accout, the flickr folks would be able to help you out (I'm half kidding). :)

As it is now, there's probably nothing the flickr staff can do to help reinstate your mail account.

I completely agree that Yahoo is not the best mail system out there...I too have tried to 're-activate' an account that had been deemed 'inactive'. For flickr to institute some sort of secondary login would be a great idea.

I hope you get your Yahoo! account back up and running, megsnjj!
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Mr Jaded says:

When we lose our non-yahoo access, oh un-happy day, we'll have to log in as the name we used to use but with an infinite number of random digits at the end (to distinguish us from the Viagra sales men or anxious parties concerned with moving $2,000,000 out of Nigeria).

Personally I would never use my enevitable Yahoo account for any other purpose than logging into Flickr. I'd love an option of opting out of a Yahoo Mail account - but that aint going to happen is it?

It's a shame. Most of the spam that clogs my intray, like a fist of pubic hair in my internet u-bend, is from Yahoo email accounts. I'd rather eat my own foot than have a hi-jackable Yahoo spamail account...
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MegsPhotos.com says:

inkswamp, I've updated my original post to mention that I have e-mailed and phone called Yahoo! several times. Agreed, I haven't liked Yahoo! mail for several years, but that doesn't really have anything to do with the way in which they deactivated my access.

kallese, I agree that Flickr probably would have helped me out. Unfortunately, Flickr is also Yahoo! now; the fact that I haven't seen any responses from Yahoo! about cancelled accounts and Flickr photos makes me uneasy.

To all, please read my full blog post if you'd like to comment or help out! I've already addressed most of the issues that have been commented on in this thread.
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rvacapinta says:

I'll admit to being concerned about the "extended periods of inactivity" clause (part c in the screenshot)

If, ideally, flickr is to serve as a photo archive, of say family photos, I'd hate to lose it all because I went on vacation for a year....
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Jayel Aheram says:

If, ideally, flickr is to serve as a photo archive, of say family photos, I'd hate to lose it all because I went on vacation for a year....


Yikes, that is true. If we do pay for archiving, we should be able to keep it as long as possible.
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julian- is a group administrator julian- says:

(this is taken from the yahoo! sign in FAQ page)

I'm going to delete my Yahoo! account. What happens to my Flickr photos?

Well, provided that you've associated your Flickr account with your Yahoo! ID, if you delete your Yahoo! account, you won't be able to log in to your Flickr account anymore. And all your photos will be deleted.

Methinks this would apply to your account being deleted or deactivated by the big Y! in the sky.

Someone with a Yahoo! name-tag want to weigh in on this?
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Apocaplops says:

I'll second (third?) the idea for Flickr to have alternate ways to login. Julian's quote is scary.

Also I'll second the idea of creating a brand spanking new Yahoo account for Flickr-Only use. It's the exact opposite of Yahoo's intended result, which is only too just when the time comes.
103 months ago (permalink)

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heather says:

Here's the poop: There was a glitch in the Yahoo! Matrix that caused a number of Y! Accounts to be deactivated. Yahoo engineers found a problem and are working to have everything fixed in the next 24 hours.

(I work for Flickr).
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striatic is a group administrator striatic says:

Yahoo engineers found a problem and are working to have everything fixed in the next 24 hours.

do they drop down from rappel lines?

enquiring minds want to know.
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julian- is a group administrator julian- says:

What about the Flickr accounts being deleted when the Yahoo! account is deleted or deactivated?
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heather says:

Oh, and we won't be deleting any Flickr accounts as a result of this error.

If your Y! Account was deactivated, please feel free to drop a line to Flickr Help and we'll do our best to get you sorted ASAP:

www.flickr.com/help/website/#7


[edit typo]
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julian- is a group administrator julian- says:

Okay, but you still haven't answered my question.

If an account is deleted because of some Yahoo! nuttyness, inactivity, them thinking you're a chinese freedom fighter or spam sender etc, will your linked Flickr account also die from the involuntary action?
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Doug 1 says:

So is there is a clear stance on this going forwards? In particular:
-When we are all required to have yahoo logins to use flickr, will we have to keep them "active" by logging in to the mail account as well as Flickr frequently?
-Will a login to Flickr using the Yahoo login count as activation of the Yahoo account and therefore keep it active (an idea would be for it all to be fully integrated so that when you login to Flickr the front page shows a small summary of you mail situation (1 line - new messages or not) but given that this never even happened with Yahoo Photos as far as I know then it might be a bit unlikely. And yes, I do know that a lot of people will say this is unwanted, hence the comment about a 1 line summary, nothing more)!
-There is a yahoo premium mail service. If its like the Hotmail one then this will mean that you don't have to login regularly to keep the account active because you are paying them a fee. Will the Flickr Pro fee provide this functionality? Surely as a paying member (which I'm not but may become) you shouldn't have other stipulations in operation.
-Does anyone know when the change over will happen and how it will work (what will our new email address/login be etc)?
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pterandon says:

Whoa, can I say how happy I am that when someone griped about Yahoo!, a real-live flickr employee identified herself as such and offered a hand to help?

Maybe rather than yahoo corrupting flickr, it'll be flickr corrupting yahoo??
103 months ago (permalink)

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tabhastal says:

Just a hint. Flickr should not be your photo archive. Keep your photos at home (DVD, external drive, etc.) in a fire-proof safe. Flickr is just for fun.
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Jayel Aheram says:

It is not that kind of issue, Tabhastal. It is the fact some of us pay for the subscription. And Yahoo! arbitrarily deactivating our account before the subscription ends are a) false advertising, b) breach of contract, and c) corporate theft.
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ThenAndAgain says:

erm.. no. Yahoo deactivating your account for an evident breach of their ToS is none of the above. It's perfectly legal, no matter how much you've paid for a subscription.

Albeit difficult to get a response, I assume they didn't just do it for the hell of it.
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MegsPhotos.com says:

I've made some progress. My account was reactivated, but there are still some lingering issues (specifically those mentioned by Doug, julian, and Apocaplops).

ThenAndAgain, it is the "difficult to get a response" issue that kills me. I can understand having problems, but not communicating them with the customer(s) (I wasn't the only one affected in this case) is bad business however you cut it. See my rant in the update on my blog.
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jcmcgowan01 says:

@Heather, et al: I chose the Yahoo sign-on option for my Flickr account simply because I have one and it was simple to do at the time. What would I need to do to change that to a Flickr sign-on? Or is that only applicable to those who had Flickr accounts prior to its affiliation with Yahoo?


@tabhastal: While Flickr isn't my single, all-or-nothing photo archive, I do consider it part of my overall photo backup, in a sense. I backup all of my photos weekly to DVD via Picasa, ACDSee, and full-size files. One copy of DVDs in my office at home, and one in my safe deposit box. But I also have three separate online image accounts including Flickr. I do consider them a part of my backup strategy; a small part I admit, but all of my photos are online in triplicate! (I spent weeks trying to extricate a relative from a catastrophic failure with very little backup - It's possible that now I'm a little over-cautious!!)

Thanks all!
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Jayel Aheram says:

While Flickr isn't my single, all-or-nothing photo archive, I do consider it part of my overall photo backup, in a sense. I backup all of my photos weekly to DVD via Picasa, ACDSee, and full-size files. One copy of DVDs in my office at home, and one in my safe deposit box. But I also have three separate online image accounts including Flickr. I do consider them a part of my backup strategy; a small part I admit, but all of my photos are online in triplicate! (I spent weeks trying to extricate a relative from a catastrophic failure with very little backup - It's possible that now I'm a little over-cautious!!)


Are you for hire?
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Kevin says:

Mister Jaded sez..

"Personally I would never use my enevitable Yahoo account for any other purpose than logging into Flickr. I'd love an option of opting out of a Yahoo Mail account - but that aint going to happen is it?"

Actually, you CAN have a Yahoo account without using the mail end of it. Though I've had a Yahoo mail account for 9 years, I tried it months ago by signing up as a fresh user, and indeed- mail is not a forced option.
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Kallese is a group administrator Kallese says:

jccgowan01: You cannot get a 'normal' flickr login any longer. Any accounts signed up post August 15th were Yahoo! only.

Those accounts that were pre-August 15th were given the option to either merge with a Yahoo! account or continue using their old flickr login. Eventually everything will be moved over to Yahoo! login.

See more info here
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recordedsoul says:

oh you work for flickr? and oh, the accounts were 'accidently' ''''deactivated'''

?? what the fuck does that mean?? does it mean, youve locked me out, or does it mean MY fotos are gone, actually gone because you deleted them from the yahoo servers.? that is something i would just like clarified thanks.

because... i was thinking about getting a yahoo so i could keep flickr, maybe i will have to get a Y to keep controll of my photos, maybe its not worth a penny for a con job of a cowboy service, i just cant tell.
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recordedsoul says:

anyway, yahoo is massive so i dont suppose they realy need the money we put forward in the first place to support a small-time company doing the good thing, staying small. yahoo should let us have flickr for FREE for being a NICE KIND UNDERSTANDING conglomerate !
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ThenAndAgain says:

Dude. The accounts were deactivated. Not deleted. Big difference in that deactivated merely means you cannot log into it.

Besides, as large a company as they are, it doesn't make them infallable.
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Eric Hunt. says:

I have asked over the last several months point-blank questions in forums where Flickr Staff participate these very same questions and no satisfactory answers have been forthcoming.

One part of me hopes that Heather, Stewart, Eric, et. al. are just busy and overlook things.

The other wonders why these specific questions are being avoided:

If my Yahoo! account is terminated without warning, will my associated Flickr photostream go with it?

What are the processes in place to contest a Yahoo! account termination?

Is there a multi-person review process for terminating a Yahoo! account? If not, does Yahoo! give entry-level, low-level employees with poor training the ability to delete someone's Yahoo! account?

The scenario that I fear is that someone with the power to delete a Yahoo! account will capriciously delete it based upon such things (but not limited to) as disagreeing with a political posting (text or photo) made by the Yahoo! member. Or a disagreement with how the Yahoo! member legally expresses their sexuality.

And frankly, if the lawyers are telling Flickr Staff not to respond to these questions publicly, then do the right thing and tell us! I might not like it, but being forthright with why these questions remain unanswered is so much better than letting these issues run and develop lives of their own.
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Jayel Aheram says:

And there is the issue involved with lost time and money. If my account was deactivated by Yahoo! and I lost the use of my Flickr account for a week or more, would Flickr then extend my account to compensate for the lost time?

Granted, Flickr is as cheap (only 25 dollars a month? Wow!) as they go, but price is not the issue, but the fact that there is a breach of contract. Staring January, I will not have internet connection for about 6-7 months. Around that time, my various Yahoo! accounts could get deactivated (never mind that I had it since 2000!). Flickr should implement a feature that would make "flag" our accounts as being immune to deactivation if we paid for Flickr.
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ThenAndAgain says:

Jayel... *cough*YEAR*cough*
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Jayel Aheram says:

Jayel... *cough*YEAR*cough*


Fine, a year. ;) But my subscription lasts 2 years! If I were to go idle for a year and 10 months, I should not have my account deactivated.
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MegsPhotos.com says:

In my related Flickr Help post, Heather says,

Megsnijj.com, I'm glad that we were able to resolve your issue for you in a more timely manner. We will be addressing the larger questions that arose from the discussion in Flickr Central.

Eric, indeed, it is odd that there has been no communication about the account termination process. In the meantime, I might start exploring 23 Photo Sharing; see zeroKspot's review of 23 (from Sep13).

By the way, y'all might be interested in knowing that Yahoo! Customer Care has yet to respond to my e-mail from Wednesday. That makes zero contact from them since I addressed several questions to them over a week ago, as well.

I would like to say thanks again to Heather, though. I do appreciate her responding promptly and at least being somewhat helpful!
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heather says:

The lawyers haven't hog tied us and dropped us in the corner.

These are policy/technical issues that we're currently working through and will be communicated to the Flickr community as soon as possible.

Members who created their Flickr accounts prior to 8/15/05 and don't want to have their accounts merged will have ample warning and can look elsewhere for their online photo sharing needs.

A date for this event hasn't been scheduled.

[edit typos]
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Eric Hunt. says:

Heather, thanks! I do hope the answers to my questions will be presented to the Flickr community in time for people to migrate away if they are unhappy with the policies when they go public.

And I really hope the Flickr Folks can beat Yahoo!'s customer service department into something more closely resembling Flickr's own customer service.
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Kalense Kid says:

Heather,

"Members who created their Flickr accounts prior to 8/15/05 and don't want to have their accounts merged will have ample warning and can look elsewhere for their online photo sharing needs."

Will we get back our outstanding credit?
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alex.DC says:

it seems like there are enough real problems in life to make it not worth getting too worked up about hypotheitcal problems....
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cobalt123 says:

I've had a yahoo email account for 4 1/2 years. I use it primarily for business and receiving electronic newsletters. For the last three years I've paid for premium service (about $20) a year. Unfortunately there is presently a glitch there in which I can receive mail but not send mail. It's been two weeks and no resolution from Yahoo despite repeated contacts by me using other email providers to their special return address and my "case" number.

I recount this experience because it is a concern that I've had for years of tying more than one service in with another service. I use Yahoo! mail for a specific reason, I use gmail for all flickr contacts, and another provider for personal family email. It will be difficult to have to have double the mail in Yahoo when I have to have my flickr fold into Yahoo. This is not a hypothetical issue, it is very clear to me that it will be a problem to me.

Obviously I am not "agin" Yahoo!, as I am a premium member, but I am a concerned member who is Pro on flickr.com. I really hope that when the time comes for flickr to completely merge with Yahoo! identities for login that there remains some option to those of us who were pro members before the Yahoo! acquisition.
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heather says:

cobalt123, the merging of your YahooID and your Flickr login will not have any effect on your email behavior. I may be misunderstanding your concern, but there is no requirement that you only use Yahoo services, like mail over Gmail, etc.

Kalinese Kid, I need to double check, but I don't see that refunds would be a problem. We offered refunds for people who preferred not to have their photos moved from the servers in Canada to the US, though I don't think anyone took us up on it.
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Kalense Kid says:

It seems to me that there are rather a lot of flickrites who don't, really don't, like Yahoo.

I've never had a good experience with Yahoo. A few years ago, for example, they bought up a small web-based discussion group that I belonged to. The bullshit password / ID blabla that they stuck in between the user and the service just killed it dead. Yahoo is heavy-handed and ugly. I've done my best to keep completely clear of the whole mess. I was utterly dismayed when flickr sold out.
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pterandon says:

tonypreece, don't be such a corporate shill. The same thing happened to my wife a year or so ago, with no response from the recourse avenue they gave us.

So either I'm lying in the story I just made up, my wife lied to me and secretly is a spammer, or some kid at Yahoo! dreamed up an algorithm to catch spammers that was imperfect, and the corporate culture at yahoo was unresponsive to little innocents crushed under the cog.
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teotwawki says:

The bullshit password / ID blabla that they stuck in between the user and the service just killed it dead.

This would be a complete killer for me, too. I manage my ID / passwords in Firefox so that they are filled in automatically where necessary. It doesn't appear to work with Yahoo sites, so I don't use them. If it stops working with Flickr after the Yahoo ID merger, that would be a major irritant.
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cool software Engineer says:

yeah, i m facing same problem, about a week a go, my 3 years old yahoo id deactivated !!!! i lost the groups that was owned by me, groups still exists but now no one can post !
my address book, my messenger buddy list ........
if there is any solution please inform me at mUmair_ku at the rat of yahoo dot com
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Kevin says:

@teotwawki- "I manage my ID / passwords in Firefox so that they are filled in automatically where necessary. It doesn't appear to work with Yahoo sites, so I don't use them."

Because Yahoo instructs via a cookie to never keep the password saved. Banks do this as well, but there is a work-around:

Follow this link for it
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DWinton says:

[honest question]: aren't there security issues with having your passwords on automatic fill-in?

Yahoo has done a pretty good job with my email account over the 10 years I've had it, but they have a LOT to learn from flickr about customer service and transparency. recently I thought I saw some improvement -- actually heard from a real live Yahoo person about a problem -- and put it down to 'flickr virus' spreading slowly through the genepool. : )
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monkeyc.net says:

Disturbing - I set up a yahoo account ONLY because forced too by flickr - i have no intention of using if for anything at all beyond that - I already have yahoo.tw and others on my blocklists permanently due to spam and I really would be beyond upset if my account was disappeared like this - more so considering im in Australia and US based companies idea of support has mainly been a joke.

Dont even get me started on Amazon's non support model and Audibles attitude to overseas customers (if you havent had an answer in 72 hours stiff basically)
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monkeyc.net says:

pterandon more likely the kid scenario

Just recently i have been evaluating an extremely expensive spam management appliance for my employer - its over $70k dearer than the current solution and to be honest not any better.

Well half way into the evaluation one of our suppliers could not send us mail - seems they use this product and it has a reputablity score based on a variety of things - blacklists are fine but this one also used... yes folks posts to a net.admin.spam.reporting news group.

So why did we get blocked? Because there are enougn idiots out there with the title of mail or systems admin who cant differentiate between spoofed spam and real spam and hence had posted spoofed examples to this news group thus resulting in a reputation hit based on nothing more than stupidity and the inability to read email headers.

So if a company that charges $150'000 US for a product cant get it right them are we surprised a company that charges nothing screws up? Im never surprised at anything that happens in the world of IT and the internet - ive had 10 years now learning that Murphy was an optimist :)
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Canopus Archives says:

monkeyc:

I've used MailWasher for years, it cost me $15 Australian when I bought it. As well as user created Black and White lists plus user created filters and Bayesian learning algorithm it can check against the SpamCop DNS blocklist. I never get false positives and only one in about 100 spams don't get detected.

Perhaps you firm could try it out and save 10000% in costs.
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Kurt Schlatzer says:

For those of you who use Flickr as an archive, don't. You should keep your photos archived locally, on an archival media like DVD/CD or hard-drives, or both. Preferably the latter. Any time you entrust another party with something important to you, you invite disaster.
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Thunderchild7 says:

My Yahoo ID was a Pay as you go one, and because I hadn't dialled in for 60 days pouf account gone, I had photos on Yahoo!Photos which I also lost.

I was unable to dial in at the time as I was working away from and using internet cafes to get my webmail.
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Canopus Archives says:

TC-V:

Would you like to supply a link to the terms of service for Yahoo Pay As You Go accounts?

There are only two types of Yahoo account, free and annual subscription. In either if you don't sign in your Yahoo ID is not deleted.
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Computer Science Geek says:

The Flickrization of Yahoo. Note to Flickr staff: please continue infecting Yahoo with your great ideas and attitude!
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Stewart is a group administrator Stewart says:

We're all over it, Computer Science Geek ;)
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Thunderchild7 says:

@Canopu Archives It is possible that this is a hanger on from BT Internet prior to their incorporation into the Yahoo Matrix.

It is in section 15.3.
http://static.btopenworld.com/yahoo/help/images/btytsandcsnew.html


It was 90 days and it wasn't without warning but there wasn't anything that I could do.
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Canopus Archives says:

This site does not seem to recognise an official Yahoo ID
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pterandon says:

News Flash: Google just accused me of trying a phishing scam against my wife. I was asking her for advice on when to schedule a doctor's appt., and the message was flagged as probably not being from the stated sender.

Maybe they hired that kid from Yahoo!.
100 months ago (permalink)

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monkeyc.net says:

Perhaps you firm could try it out and save 10000% in costs.

we do :) Im a mailsweeper admin myself, use is every day though it costs more than $15 for commercials like us - its the best on the market from where i sit and I use SurfControl and MailMarshall as well every day and have used Brightmail as well.
100 months ago (permalink)

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schizophrenic_undertaker03 says:

My Yahoo! account was deactivated Tuesday (4-17-07) and they won't tell me why! I've sent them more than one email and 3 times they sent me the same email! I've even called them, but they won't tell me what I did! The account they deactivated was my main one and I'd had it for years and never did anything worthy of deactivation! I miss chatting with my friends!!!
85 months ago (permalink)

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Canopus Archives says:

With all due respect the amount of time between you mailing Yahoo about it and complaining you have not had an explicit explanation over it is a bit on the short side for Yahoo.
85 months ago (permalink)

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yhoo_locked_my_id says:

My Yahoo! account was [ sum1udontknow@yahoo.com ] deactivated and they won't tell me why! I've sent them more than one email and100 times they sent me the same email! I've even called them, but they won't tell me what I did! The account they deactivated was my main one and I'd had it for years and never did anything worthy of deactivation! I miss chatting with my friends!!!
75 months ago (permalink)

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Grumpy Old Tina 1960 says:

"For those of you who use Flickr as an archive, don't."

Totally agree. We've bought more than one separate HD to archive our photos (digital and films processed to disk). Putting all your pictorial eggs in one basket isn't a good idea, if they are of value to you.
75 months ago (permalink)

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ap4a says:

schizophrenic_undertaker03 / yhoo_locked_my_id

Amazing how closely worded your 2 posts are.
Originally posted 75 months ago. (permalink)
ap4a edited this topic 75 months ago.

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emdot is a group administrator emdot says:

aha. ap4a... you are smart!

* wags judgemental finger at yhoo_locked_my_id *
tsk tsk. poor form, y_l_m_i.
75 months ago (permalink)

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sepsee says:

Hello,
I hadn't logged in to my flickr account for couple of weeks, and now when I try to do so it's unsuccessful. I keep getting a massage that say my yahoo account has been deactivated. A friend of mine saw a tech note on your site that said you "flickr" staff might be able to help me resolve this issue. So I am writing and hoping to get some helpful tips to pin point this issue. My user name is "sepie(www.flickr.com/photos/sepie)" and my yahoo username is "sepisep" Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Sepideh
58 months ago (permalink)

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Brenda Anderson says:

You need to send a Flickr Help by Email and give them the details.
58 months ago (permalink)

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