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    Blocking pop up ads in Sky's Yahoo Mail

    This is a discussion on Blocking pop up ads in Sky's Yahoo Mail within the Sky Email and Portal Log-in forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Since my emails transferred to Yahoo from Google I have found that pop up ads keep appearing. I never had ...

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      Blocking pop up ads in Sky's Yahoo Mail

      Since my emails transferred to Yahoo from Google I have found that pop up ads keep appearing. I never had these with Google mail and it is annoying. I have Adblock Plus installed as I use Firefox but this does not prevent these pop ups. Neither does the content setting within Firefox prevent them. Is there any surefire method of stopping them? If not I think I am going to abandon Skymail and use my current secondary Email client (gmail) instead.


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      Re: Blocking pop up ads in Sky's Yahoo Mail

      Go to the bottom of the settings in Yahoo and tick the SSL box. See if that helps.

      The Settings are on the Options Tab at the top.

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      Re: Blocking pop up ads in Sky's Yahoo Mail

      If it's an AdChoices pop up box then you can "opt out" here:
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      Re: Blocking pop up ads in Sky's Yahoo Mail

      I presume you mean the "Use SSL3" box which is under the advanced settings within Firefox options? If so, that is already ticked.

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      Re: Blocking pop up ads in Sky's Yahoo Mail

      Quote Originally Posted by geoffwba View Post
      I presume you mean the "Use SSL3" box which is under the advanced settings within Firefox options? If so, that is already ticked.
      No. I think Tom means you to open Sky/Yahoo Mail in your browser and change the settings there. You will find an SSL option that is meant to secure your email passwords etc on unsecure public networks.

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      Re: Blocking pop up ads in Sky's Yahoo Mail

      Quote Originally Posted by dms05 View Post
      No. I think Tom means you to open Sky/Yahoo Mail in your browser and change the settings there. You will find an SSL option that is meant to secure your email passwords etc on unsecure public networks.
      Actually that option encrypts all data between your browser and the server (i.e. use https), but yes you are right that is what he meant.

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      Re: Blocking pop up ads in Sky's Yahoo Mail

      OK. I have found the SSL option which is designed for unsecured public networks. It makes no difference to the pop up ads however- I still get them. Perhaps there is no way of blocking them since presumably Sky will make money from them !

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      Re: Blocking pop up ads in Sky's Yahoo Mail

      The SSL option works for me, which is strange as it doesn't stop ads when I an using an actual Yahoo account.
      I suggest you google "adblock" as that will stop all ads.

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      Re: Blocking pop up ads in Sky's Yahoo Mail

      Sounds like you've got spyware your computer, stop looking at porn. Download Spybot S&D it's freeware and very good.

      P.s. I didn't get any pop ups before enabling SSL. Using firefox 19.02 with adblock plus.

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      Sounds like you've got spyware your computer, stop looking at porn. Download Spybot S&D it's freeware and very good.

      P.s. I didn't get any pop ups before enabling SSL. Using firefox 19.02 with adblock plus.

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      Re: Blocking pop up ads in Sky's Yahoo Mail

      Just realised that you were talking about pop up ads (Thanks to Lumoruk) I had assumed you meant the ads around the screen. Yes run an anti malware scan and it it doesn't find anything try to describe the problem again.

     

     
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