Question about Yahoo Mail
I had this problem stopping me from logging in to my E-mail.
The "Sign In" button would not appear ans "read s.yim.com" would be in the the bottom left of the browser window. This only happens to me with Yahoo.
2. Refresh the page (the sign in button should now appear)
3. Fill out your sign in details
5. Click on Sign In
Of course this doen't solve why your browser is slow, but lets you sign in to your email account.
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
I think problem is related to cookies invading your PC. You cannot really avoid the issue of cookies if you are constantly searching the web.
However you can clean up your PC on a regular basis - say once a day - by following this procedure.
When in your web browser (I still prefer IE7)
Open 'tools' in the main menu bar.
Find 'Internet options' in the drop down. Another menu appears.
Under the section called 'Browsing history' - hit the delete radio button. Another menu appears.
Hit the 'delete cookies' radio button.
See if this works!
It's a good idea to delete every option occasionally, to keep your PC healthy, but you may loose your browsing history. Sometimes these options are disallowed by your IT dept. but still try
Posted on Nov 24, 2011
OK this works and for much other adverts. First sign up with OpenDNS. then go down to your dashboard and block the relavent addresses, (in this case beap.gemini.yahoo.com) others can also be stopped. You can do this on your modem, or if not on your computer. All the info is there on the site. OpenDNS is used by many universities and can also be used to stop children going to porno etc. It is one of the best things on the \'net.
It can also be used to force a continual connection where the ISP drops you out after so many unused seconds forcing a reconnect.
This was suggested to me by Belkin some 6 years ago.
Posted on Jul 07, 2014
@Dave "You cannot really avoid the issue of cookies if you are constantly searching the web."
You can absolutely avoid cookies in Internet Explorer.
First, in the IE window, click on the Tools icon. Then in the "Safety" menu, make sure that you turn on both "Tracking Protection" and "Do Not Track requests." I also turn on SmartScreen Filter, which allows IE to check websites against a list of known bad sites, and block matches from damaging your computer.
Next, goto Tools>Manage Add-Ons. When the dialog box appears, click on Tracking Protection. Now click "Gen a Tracking Protection List online," next to the green arrow. When the browser opens, read each tracking list description and choose as many lists as you ****** to add to your Tracking Protection Manager. Make sure you include the "Stop Google Tracking" option, as Google is unethical and intentionally works around your personal "Do Not Track requests" setting. You can also activate your "Personalized List," which you can set to block any service that appears across what ever number of sites which you designate. Nothing is foolproof as long as there are unethical businesses, but these two steps will create a huge difference.
Now, if you are ready to avoid even the hard-core trackers, go back to the browser and open Tools>Internet Options>Privacy. I set my blocking slider to "High." If you set it to "Block all Cookies," you cannot override the blocking. "High" will block most cookies and will allow you to create exceptions (besides, of course, the unethical trackers that I already mentioned). If you use this setting, you WILL NEED to create exceptions in order to be able to log into your personal accounts on many sites.
The fourth step is to create exceptions to you Privacy setting. You can just start surfing, and create each exception as it comes up. I prefer to do it all in one sitting, and get it over with. It keeps me from getting aggravated for weeks every time I encounter a new site that needs unblocked. It is also a good opportunity to reorganize your credential manager/password keeper. It can be a pain, but I just take a whole afternoon and go through my whole password keeper database. You will have to determine how to access your list of credentials in order to do this. I don't really trust Microsoft (they are, themselves, abusers of personal tracking practices that they are supposed to help you avoid with these Internet Explorer settings; Bing is almost as bad as Google and Facebook), so I use a 3rd party program. Currently I am using Norton Identity Safe, which anyone can download for free, whether you use their antivirus products or not.
Starting at the top of the credential database, and working my way to the bottom, I open each webpage and attempt to log in, in order to test the site's compatibility with my privacy settings. As I am doing so, I clean up the tracking strings on the saved web addresses (baically all of the information that you see after the .com/, .org/, .net/, or whatever. If it says .com/login/, there is no reason to erase the login/ part. But if you see something like this: (https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=uel1xKJhg6due9OXox6KdoQFA-kE_2o7Xn5btmvJ-qii6eQsa5bS6NP2_CC&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8def8934b92a630e40b7fef61ab7e9fe63), you can rest assured that most everything you see after the .com\us\ is a bunch of TRACKING INFORMATION. You do not need it in order to access the site and your account!
Many sites will recognize you by your IP address, if you are operating at home. If you can log in with the cookie blocking set to high, this is most likely the case, and you need not change anything. In the future, you might run into a problem if you use your computer to access these sites from a remote location (different IP address). In that case, you can set an exception for that site at that time, no big deal.
Most of your accounts, however, you will find that the site will not allow you to log in with the blocking set to High. Once you determine this, right click in the address bar to copy the website address. Open Tools>Internet Options>Privacy and click on the "Sites" button. Paste the website address into the "Address of website:" field, and click on Allow. Once you do this for every one of your accounts that requires it, you will breath much easier. :P
There is yet another step, however... Remember those unethical businesses like Google who make most of their money by selling people's personal information, and thus have a divested interest in breaking the rules? We can use that same "Per Site Privacy Actions" dialog box which we used to "Allow" all of our friendly sites to leave cookes--we can use that box to "Block" the bad guys who are still cheating all of our settings.
In my case (I use Norton Internet Security), after I run a system scan, the Norton results will show me a list of all of the tracking cookies that it found on my computer. I take this list back to Internet Explorer>Tools>Internet Options>Privacy>Sites. I cull the web address from each cookie and enter it into the "Address of website:" field; but instead of clicking on "Allow," click on "Block." Simple as that; just make sure that you do not block any of your friendly cookies.
Now, if you do not have a scanning program that will pull cookies for you and then show you what it removed, you will have to know where to look in order to remove them yourself. For me, in Windows7, there are 2 locations:
For information on how to find the location of cookies on your system, and how to expose them if hidden, consult this webpage:
After you have set blocking for all of the unwanted cookies, you are now max protected. It is a wonderful feeling. You should know that there are dozens of tracking companies, and they are constantly changing their tracking URLs--so no matter how thoroughly you block tracking cookies, continue checking for tracking cookies occasionally. Keep in mind, that unless you set your Privacy to "Block All Cookies," you will always find tracking cookies in these folders. Once you have all of these settings as I have outlined, however, the great majority of them will be left by your friendly, "Allowed," sites. Eventually you will have most of the possible bad tracking cookies blocked, and you may only see one or two new addresses to block every month.
Posted on Aug 20, 2014
SOURCE: s.yimg.com slows down my email!!
There are hundreds of quirky problems happening this week on YMail. Many users can not get into their mail at all. This happened in 2007 and 2009 when Yahoo was working on the site. It is not your computer or browser. No one on Google or Bing could explain what s.yimg.com meant. One person said to "refresh the page" when this appears.
See if you can get to your email by clicking on the blue MAIL icon at the top of this page.
If not, try de.mail.yahoo.com since the German server seems to be unaffected.
If that does not work, go to features.mail.yahoo.com and click Try It Now. It is free and you can switch back later. The s.yimg will disappear when Yahoo is done working
Posted on Sep 07, 2011
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