How to log out from Yahoo Webmail?

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  1. Matty F

    Matty F Guest

    I have had a Yahoo email account for years.
    The new Xtra Webmail seems to have messed up my existing Yahoo
    account.
    When I log on to my Yahoo account, the "Log Off" link has been
    replaced by a "Log In" link, even though I am logged in already and
    can read emails etc. There is no way to log off.
    Has anyone else noticed this, and are there any references to this
    problem?
    Matty F, Sep 3, 2007
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  2. Matty F

    Mickey Mouse Guest

    "Matty F" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have had a Yahoo email account for years.
    > The new Xtra Webmail seems to have messed up my existing Yahoo
    > account.
    > When I log on to my Yahoo account, the "Log Off" link has been
    > replaced by a "Log In" link, even though I am logged in already and
    > can read emails etc. There is no way to log off.
    > Has anyone else noticed this, and are there any references to this
    > problem?


    What happens when you delete all your cookies?
    Mickey Mouse, Sep 3, 2007
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  3. Matty F

    Sue Bilstein Guest

    On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 00:08:41 -0700, Matty F <>
    wrote:

    >I have had a Yahoo email account for years.
    >The new Xtra Webmail seems to have messed up my existing Yahoo
    >account.
    >When I log on to my Yahoo account, the "Log Off" link has been
    >replaced by a "Log In" link, even though I am logged in already and
    >can read emails etc. There is no way to log off.
    >Has anyone else noticed this, and are there any references to this
    >problem?


    Xtra Bubble has indeed shat all over Yahoo Mail. When I log in from
    work, I get the same crippled text-only interface on both. Xtra tell
    me smugly that it's my problem for working inside a corporate LAN
    where security prevents downloading the ActiveX controls required for
    the braindead Bubble.

    I tried to tell them that webmail should be simple and should run on
    all browsers, without the need to download software. Like the Xtra
    webmail that I used for years. But they did not appear to know what
    I'm talking about.

    So I've got a gmail account and I'm closing my Yahoo one. I'll email
    Yahoo to tell them why - will make no difference, but. I may go to
    the trouble of ditching Xtra on principle, even though we'll only be
    here a few months more.
    Sue Bilstein, Sep 3, 2007
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  4. Matty F

    Matty F Guest

    On Sep 3, 7:58 pm, "Mickey Mouse" <> wrote:
    > "Matty F" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > >I have had a Yahoo email account for years.
    > > The new Xtra Webmail seems to have messed up my existing Yahoo
    > > account.
    > > When I log on to my Yahoo account, the "Log Off" link has been
    > > replaced by a "Log In" link, even though I am logged in already and
    > > can read emails etc. There is no way to log off.
    > > Has anyone else noticed this, and are there any references to this
    > > problem?

    >
    > What happens when you delete all your cookies?


    That makes no difference.
    Matty F, Sep 3, 2007
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  5. Matty F

    Mickey Mouse Guest

    "Matty F" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sep 3, 7:58 pm, "Mickey Mouse" <> wrote:
    >> "Matty F" <> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:...
    >>
    >> >I have had a Yahoo email account for years.
    >> > The new Xtra Webmail seems to have messed up my existing Yahoo
    >> > account.
    >> > When I log on to my Yahoo account, the "Log Off" link has been
    >> > replaced by a "Log In" link, even though I am logged in already and
    >> > can read emails etc. There is no way to log off.
    >> > Has anyone else noticed this, and are there any references to this
    >> > problem?


    So you can't access your normal Yahoo email now, because it has you logged
    in under Xtra Bubble?

    >> What happens when you delete all your cookies?

    >
    > That makes no difference.


    I didn't think Telepathy was one of the "improvements" announced for the
    Xtra Bubble.

    Normally Yahoo remembers who you are through the use of a barrage of
    persistent cookies, so I am intrigued that it still recognises you even
    after deleting your cookies.

    Are you a valued client perhaps? One so valuable that they will never let
    you can log out or leave?
    Mickey Mouse, Sep 3, 2007
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  6. Matty F

    Matty F Guest

    On Sep 3, 9:12 pm, "Mickey Mouse" <> wrote:
    > "Matty F" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > > On Sep 3, 7:58 pm, "Mickey Mouse" <> wrote:
    > >> "Matty F" <> wrote in message

    >
    > >>news:...

    >
    > >> >I have had a Yahoo email account for years.
    > >> > The new Xtra Webmail seems to have messed up my existing Yahoo
    > >> > account.
    > >> > When I log on to my Yahoo account, the "Log Off" link has been
    > >> > replaced by a "Log In" link, even though I am logged in already and
    > >> > can read emails etc. There is no way to log off.
    > >> > Has anyone else noticed this, and are there any references to this
    > >> > problem?

    >
    > So you can't access your normal Yahoo email now, because it has you logged
    > in under Xtra Bubble?
    >
    > >> What happens when you delete all your cookies?

    >
    > > That makes no difference.

    >
    > I didn't think Telepathy was one of the "improvements" announced for the
    > Xtra Bubble.
    >
    > Normally Yahoo remembers who you are through the use of a barrage of
    > persistent cookies, so I am intrigued that it still recognises you even
    > after deleting your cookies.


    I have deleted the cookies.
    I sign on to Xtra's Yahoo name.
    I log off, because there *is* a "Log Off" link.
    I sign on to my original Yahoo account.
    I can access the Inbox etc.
    There is no "Log Off" link, only a "Sign In" link.
    When I click on "Sign In" (even though I am already signed in) I get
    to a place where I am asked to put in my password again, or select to
    sign on as another user.
    If I select to sign on as another user, I can sign on as my Xtra Yahoo
    account.
    If I then log off that and sign into my Yahoo account, it says that I
    am already signed into that account.
    So Yahoo software has turned into complete crap.
    Matty F, Sep 3, 2007
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  7. Matty F

    Matty F Guest

    On Sep 3, 8:20 pm, Sue Bilstein <> wrote:

    > So I've got a gmail account and I'm closing my Yahoo one.


    How do you get gmail messages and attachments into your own machine
    (other than copy and pasting?)
    Matty F, Sep 3, 2007
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  8. Matty F

    Mickey Mouse Guest

    "Matty F" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sep 3, 9:12 pm, "Mickey Mouse" <> wrote:
    >>
    >> Normally Yahoo remembers who you are through the use of a barrage of
    >> persistent cookies, so I am intrigued that it still recognises you even
    >> after deleting your cookies.

    >
    > I have deleted the cookies.
    > I sign on to Xtra's Yahoo name.
    > I log off, because there *is* a "Log Off" link.
    > I sign on to my original Yahoo account.
    > I can access the Inbox etc.
    > There is no "Log Off" link, only a "Sign In" link.
    > When I click on "Sign In" (even though I am already signed in) I get
    > to a place where I am asked to put in my password again, or select to
    > sign on as another user.
    > If I select to sign on as another user, I can sign on as my Xtra Yahoo
    > account.
    > If I then log off that and sign into my Yahoo account, it says that I
    > am already signed into that account.
    > So Yahoo software has turned into complete crap.


    Are you able to simultaneously be logged into Xtra Bubble and Yahoo at the
    same time? What I mean is that it may hold two active cookies - one for your
    YahooXtra account and one for your Yahoo account.

    If you have two separate tabs open (or windows), and without deleting your
    cookies (ie retain their existing login status) are you able to;

    1. Access your YahooXtra email
    2. Access your Yahoo email
    Mickey Mouse, Sep 3, 2007
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  9. Matty F

    Sue Bilstein Guest

    On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 02:44:36 -0700, Matty F <>
    wrote:
    >On Sep 3, 8:20 pm, Sue Bilstein <> wrote:
    >
    >> So I've got a gmail account and I'm closing my Yahoo one.

    >
    >How do you get gmail messages and attachments into your own machine
    >(other than copy and pasting?)


    Forward to my xtra mail, I guess. Haven't tried yet.
    Sue Bilstein, Sep 3, 2007
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  10. Matty F

    Donchano Guest

    On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 22:03:42 +1200, Sue Bilstein
    <> magnanimously proffered:

    >On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 02:44:36 -0700, Matty F <>
    >wrote:
    >>On Sep 3, 8:20 pm, Sue Bilstein <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> So I've got a gmail account and I'm closing my Yahoo one.

    >>
    >>How do you get gmail messages and attachments into your own machine
    >>(other than copy and pasting?)

    >
    >Forward to my xtra mail, I guess. Haven't tried yet.


    Yes ... you can easily configure gmail to forward email to any pop3
    account. Or another webmail account if you prefer. I'm using gmail
    more and more because, unlike Yahoo, it's so easy to use.

    Speaking of Yahoo, I believe you can change back to what I think they
    call their "classic" version. It doesn't have all those bells &
    whistles that make using the new Yahoo interface so frustrating.
    Donchano, Sep 3, 2007
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  11. Matty F

    Matty F Guest

    On Sep 3, 10:16 pm, Donchano <> wrote:
    > On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 22:03:42 +1200, Sue Bilstein
    > <> magnanimously proffered:
    >
    > >On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 02:44:36 -0700, Matty F <>
    > >wrote:
    > >>On Sep 3, 8:20 pm, Sue Bilstein <> wrote:

    >
    > >>> So I've got a gmail account and I'm closing my Yahoo one.

    >
    > >>How do you get gmail messages and attachments into your own machine
    > >>(other than copy and pasting?)

    >
    > >Forward to my xtra mail, I guess. Haven't tried yet.

    >
    > Yes ... you can easily configure gmail to forward email to any pop3
    > account. Or another webmail account if you prefer. I'm using gmail
    > more and more because, unlike Yahoo, it's so easy to use.


    I just want a pop3 account, and Xtra's one goes through a very poor
    spam check. 50% of spam gets through it, and 10% of my valid emails
    are flagged as spam. Some of Xtra's own emails to me are treated as
    spam. How stupid is that!
    So how can I access pop3 mail that is not Xtra's?

    > Speaking of Yahoo, I believe you can change back to what I think they
    > call their "classic" version. It doesn't have all those bells &
    > whistles that make using the new Yahoo interface so frustrating.


    I'm using the "classic" version, and it has problems.
    And it still has the crappy spam tests.
    Matty F, Sep 3, 2007
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  12. Matty F

    Matty F Guest

    On Sep 3, 10:02 pm, "Mickey Mouse" <> wrote:

    > Are you able to simultaneously be logged into Xtra Bubble and Yahoo at the
    > same time? What I mean is that it may hold two active cookies - one for your
    > YahooXtra account and one for your Yahoo account.
    >
    > If you have two separate tabs open (or windows), and without deleting your
    > cookies (ie retain their existing login status) are you able to;
    >
    > 1. Access your YahooXtra email
    > 2. Access your Yahoo email


    No I can only open one account at a time. Having deleted all cookies
    and opened the two accounts, there are now 8 cookies for yahoo.com and
    most of them expire in 2036.
    Matty F, Sep 3, 2007
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  13. Matty F

    sam Guest

    Sue Bilstein wrote:
    > On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 02:44:36 -0700, Matty F <>
    > wrote:
    >> On Sep 3, 8:20 pm, Sue Bilstein <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> So I've got a gmail account and I'm closing my Yahoo one.

    >> How do you get gmail messages and attachments into your own machine
    >> (other than copy and pasting?)

    >
    > Forward to my xtra mail, I guess. Haven't tried yet.


    You set up an account on your PC's mail client to use gmail's pop3 and
    smtp server, and set gmail to access your xtra mailbox on the xtra pop3
    server.
    That way you can have gmail in a local mailbox, and xtra in a local
    mailbox if you so desire.
    You can also set gmail to send as if your outgoing mail is sent from
    your xtra account.
    Its what I do to archive all my mail from a paradise account.
    Instructions are in gmail's help pages.
    Don't forward the gmail to xtra, that makes a loop :)
    sam, Sep 3, 2007
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  14. Matty F

    Enkidu Guest

    Sue Bilstein wrote:
    > On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 00:08:41 -0700, Matty F <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I have had a Yahoo email account for years.
    >> The new Xtra Webmail seems to have messed up my existing Yahoo
    >> account.
    >> When I log on to my Yahoo account, the "Log Off" link has been
    >> replaced by a "Log In" link, even though I am logged in already and
    >> can read emails etc. There is no way to log off.
    >> Has anyone else noticed this, and are there any references to this
    >> problem?

    >
    > Xtra Bubble has indeed shat all over Yahoo Mail. When I log in from
    > work, I get the same crippled text-only interface on both. Xtra tell
    > me smugly that it's my problem for working inside a corporate LAN
    > where security prevents downloading the ActiveX controls required for
    > the braindead Bubble.
    >
    > I tried to tell them that webmail should be simple and should run on
    > all browsers, without the need to download software. Like the Xtra
    > webmail that I used for years. But they did not appear to know what
    > I'm talking about.
    >
    > So I've got a gmail account and I'm closing my Yahoo one. I'll email
    > Yahoo to tell them why - will make no difference, but. I may go to
    > the trouble of ditching Xtra on principle, even though we'll only be
    > here a few months more.
    >

    Erm, isn't gmail a 'crippled text-only interface'?

    Cheers,

    Cliff

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    'hilarious', it usually isn't?
    Enkidu, Sep 4, 2007
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  15. Matty F

    Rob S Guest

    Matty F wrote:
    > On Sep 3, 8:20 pm, Sue Bilstein <> wrote:
    >
    >> So I've got a gmail account and I'm closing my Yahoo one.

    >
    > How do you get gmail messages and attachments into your own machine
    > (other than copy and pasting?)
    >

    I access my gmail through Thunderbird. Gmail has pop and smtp. There's a
    how-to on their site somewhere, but basically set up pop.gmail.com on
    port 995 and smtp.gmail.com on port 587.

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  16. Matty F

    Jasen Betts Guest

    On 2007-09-03, Matty F <> wrote:
    > I have had a Yahoo email account for years.
    > The new Xtra Webmail seems to have messed up my existing Yahoo
    > account.
    > When I log on to my Yahoo account, the "Log Off" link has been
    > replaced by a "Log In" link, even though I am logged in already and
    > can read emails etc. There is no way to log off.
    > Has anyone else noticed this, and are there any references to this
    > problem?


    I've been using POP3 to aqccess my yahoo account ever since yahoo
    offered this feature for "free", I do the same for gmail,


    --

    Bye.
    Jasen
    Jasen Betts, Sep 11, 2007
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  17. Matty F

    Jasen Betts Guest

    On 2007-09-03, Matty F <> wrote:
    > On Sep 3, 8:20 pm, Sue Bilstein <> wrote:
    >
    >> So I've got a gmail account and I'm closing my Yahoo one.

    >
    > How do you get gmail messages and attachments into your own machine
    > (other than copy and pasting?)


    ever hear of pop3 ?

    Bye.
    Jasen
    Jasen Betts, Sep 11, 2007
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  18. Matty F

    Jasen Betts Guest

    On 2007-09-03, Matty F <> wrote:
    > On Sep 3, 10:16 pm, Donchano <> wrote:
    >> On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 22:03:42 +1200, Sue Bilstein
    >> <> magnanimously proffered:
    >>
    >> >On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 02:44:36 -0700, Matty F <>
    >> >wrote:
    >> >>On Sep 3, 8:20 pm, Sue Bilstein <> wrote:

    >>
    >> >>> So I've got a gmail account and I'm closing my Yahoo one.

    >>
    >> >>How do you get gmail messages and attachments into your own machine
    >> >>(other than copy and pasting?)

    >>
    >> >Forward to my xtra mail, I guess. Haven't tried yet.

    >>
    >> Yes ... you can easily configure gmail to forward email to any pop3
    >> account. Or another webmail account if you prefer. I'm using gmail
    >> more and more because, unlike Yahoo, it's so easy to use.

    >
    > I just want a pop3 account, and Xtra's one goes through a very poor
    > spam check. 50% of spam gets through it, and 10% of my valid emails
    > are flagged as spam. Some of Xtra's own emails to me are treated as
    > spam. How stupid is that!
    > So how can I access pop3 mail that is not Xtra's?


    gmail.

    I think yahoo still offers pop3 on a subscription basis (12 months
    since I checked), I was lucky and got in when it was available fully
    subsidised by advertising, the adverts have been discontinued but subsidy
    retained

    Bye.
    Jasen
    Jasen Betts, Sep 11, 2007
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