Friday, September 7, 2012

Spam for Spam

Yahoo! Mail has not (yet) crashed and burned as devastatingly as it did in July. However, it has cooked up a new annoyance that would be amusing if it were not so irritating. They have now introduced a full-screen ad that blocks out all of the hyperlinks for navigating the Mail folders. Worse yet, the upper left-hand corner has the blue rectangle containing the text "Mail," making it look like it is a link to the home page for mail. If you click on it, however, you discover that it takes you to the advertiser's Web site! The amusing part is that this ad appears consistently after you empty out the Spam folder. Is this one of Marissa Meyer's bright ideas?

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