I tried to send an email today, but Yahoo wanted verification first. You know, those grade-schoolish scrawls that are supposed to stop computers pretending to be people.
Annoying by itself, but the program they use is worse than most: you can't tell whether the scrawls should be upper or lower case. It took me three tries to be accepted.
Fine, nobody wants too much spam in their diet. Also, a disparate number of my new Nigerian friends seem to have Yahoo! accounts. But here's the thing. They've got massive computer resources and I've had several accounts for years. I don't fit the pattern, fools. I doubt if I've sent more than a dozen emails a week from any account since I signed up.
I've had problems with adware when I tried to read my mail in Internet Explorer. Just an itch because my spy program catches it and Firefox is better anyway.
Oh, and they keep pushing their all-new and improved mail. For months they made me wade through extra pages just to click through to what I signed up for. The new version is lousy, at least for me. They want me to use their Chat, but all I ever see in it is women who Really Want To Meet Me. I've never opened a message there. When I gave up and used it, it frequently froze, then told me there was a 'temporary' problem and I probably should use the old version. I did, and I do.
Ah well, I'm griping about a free service. I could start using my Gmail accounts more-- unless the server is still down.