Yahoo and AOL DMARC Reject Policy Leads to Disabling of Microsoft Email Addresses on Mailing Lists

Yahoo and AOL DMARC Reject Policy Leads to Disabling of Microsoft Email Addresses on Mailing Lists

Now that Yahoo and AOL are both stating through the DMARC p=reject that any email coming from a yahoo or aol address that isn’t sent from a yahoo or aol server should be rejected (bounced), problems are cropping up for Hotmail, Outlook, Live.com and MSN users, who are finding their own email addresses being removed from mailing lists for no apparent reason. But there is a reason.

Yahoo Bans Working from Home, Tells Remote Employees “You Must Come to the Office”

Yahoo Bans Working from Home, Tells Remote Employees “You Must Come to the Office”

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who, at the relatively young age of 37 left a thirteen-year career with Google to take the reins at Yahoo in July of 2012, has just decreed that all the remote employees at Yahoo, who already had work from home arrangements, will now be required to instead work in a Yahoo! office. Oh, sure, she used head HR henchman (or henchwoman) Jackie Reses to do the dirty work, but it was mandated by Mayer. Here’s the memo that went out:

Yahoo Names New CEO Marissa Mayer; Could She Be Yahoo’s Ticket to Salvation?

Yahoo Names New CEO Marissa Mayer; Could She Be Yahoo’s Ticket to Salvation?

Yahoo surprised the world by announcing that they have hired Google executive – and Google CEO Larry Page’s ex – Marissa Mayer, making her Yahoo’s 5th CEO in as many years. This move puts Mayer, 37, among the tech business female elite, with the likes of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this move is Mayer’s young age and lack of experience for such a big undertaking.

Yahoo Hacked by D33D Company, Breach Extends to Users of Gmail, Hotmail, AOL and Other Email Providers

Yahoo Hacked by D33D Company, Breach Extends to Users of Gmail, Hotmail, AOL and Other Email Providers

There was talk over the last week or so that Yahoo had been hacked, but what wasn’t mentioned during this period of speculation was that the potential hacking not only affected Yahoo users, but also users of Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, MSN, Comcast, Verizon, SBC Global, Live.com, and BellSouth. Today, Yahoo confirmed that it has in fact been hacked, indicating that a file with over 400,000 usernames and passwords – taken from various accounts, not just Yahoo accounts – was compromised by a group of hackers known as D33D Company and posted online. The data has since been taken offline.

Yahoo for Sale After CEO Fired

Yahoo for Sale After CEO Fired

Two of the original big 4 ISPs (AOL, Yahoo, MSN, and Earthlink) have now gone up for sale in as many weeks. First, last week, we told you about AOL being for sale. Now, this week, the Yahoo Board of Directors has summarily fired Yahoo CEO, Carol Bartz, and have made clear that they would accept the right offer for the sale of Yahoo.

Yahoo Still Using Web Beacons – This Time in Their Email to  You

Yahoo Still Using Web Beacons – This Time in Their Email to You

It was almost 5 years ago that we first reported that Yahoo uses web beacons to track their users’ movements across the Internet. So Yahoo’s use of web beacons is nothing new. But recently people who subscribe to Yahoo groups have started receiving Yahoo “Updates in Your Groups” email (sent from groupsupdates@yahoogroups.com), which has this little notice at the bottom: “To learn more about Yahoo!’s use of personal information, including the use of web beacons in HTML-based email, please read our Privacy Policy.”

Yahoo “Spying Guide” Debunked – False Alarm Raised Over Allegation of ISP Spying Guides and Selling User Data

Yahoo “Spying Guide” Debunked – False Alarm Raised Over Allegation of ISP Spying Guides and Selling User Data

Take one part paranoia, one part zeal, two parts conspiracy theory, and someone with too much time on their hands, and what do you get? No, it’s not the sequel to Minority Report. It’s the allegation that Yahoo and other ISPs are spying on their users and selling their users’ information, with publication of the so-called “Yahoo Spying Guide”, and other ISP “Spying Guides” as “proof” that Yahoo and other ISPs have put a price on their own users’ heads.

Yahoo Settles with Jailed Chinese Journalists Whom Yahoo Helped Identify to Chinese Government

Yahoo Settles with Jailed Chinese Journalists Whom Yahoo Helped Identify to Chinese Government

The lawsuit against Yahoo over the jailing of two Chinese journalist whom they helped the government of China to identify has been settled, after Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang met with the families of the two journalists. In a rush of pollyanic* optimism, their lawyer says “It’s no longer possible for a corporation to say ‘We were just following orders’.”

Yahoo Maps Updated with New Features, New Look

Yahoo Maps Updated with New Features, New Look

The popular Yahoo.maps service got a facelift a few weeks ago, as the maps Yahoo offers were ported to a spiffy new platform, offering more features and a new look. New features enjoyed by the Yahoo maps system include the ability to get driving directions within 34 countries in Europe, terrain overlays, and enhanced printing capabilities. Yahoo.maps may be found directly at maps.yahoo.com (not yahoomaps.com, although that is a common mistake). Choose either maps.yahoo.com/broadband for the feature rich version, or maps.yahoo.com/dialup for the old, simpler version.

Yahoo Greetings from the Yahoo Roof Party

Yahoo Greetings from the Yahoo Roof Party

If a Yahoo photos worth a thousand words, this one must be saying “party x 1000”. If the Yahoo images that come to mind generally are of harried system administrators or pocket-protected geeks, think again. Because that’s a roof party on Yahoo real estate, about to happen. We hope that our friends at Yahoo enjoy, because we know that they work hard fighting spam and dealing with other email and Internet maladies, so they deserve it. Of course, with temperatures in the 90s as it has been this week, they may prefer a Yahoo pool party to a Yahoo roof party.

Yahoo Video Site – Yahoo Current TV Network –  to Compete with Google YouTube Sites

Yahoo Video Site – Yahoo Current TV Network – to Compete with Google YouTube Sites

Yahoo has launched their own Yahoo video site – known as a the Yahoo Current Network – in conjunction with the Current TV network. Being called by some just “Yahoo TV”, and similar to Google Video, and the wildly popular YouTube (recently aquired by Google) in that users can upload their own content, the Yahoo Current network is being marketed in a decidely more slick and commercial manner.