> On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 0:08:31 -0400, Ramn G Casta?eda wrote
>>> Well, I get the message "You have signed out of the Yahoo! network." This
>>> used to take two "sign outs". One to sign out of mail, another to sign
>>> completely out. Just another example of a poorly written JavaScrip
>>> (Pining for the days of simple HTML websites).
>> Just checked it: I got both of the log out messages. Mac OS 9.2.2, MS IE
>> 5.1.6 (5010).
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> After getting a canned answer the first time, I e-mailed the Yahoo Help
> center again. The following is the answer I received:
> Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Mail.
> We believe the problem you are experiencing may be occurring if your are
> signing out of your Yahoo! account.
> Recently the sign-out process for Yahoo! Mail was changed. Before when you
> clicked the "Sign Out" link in Yahoo! Mail, there was an additional option to
> "Sign out completely." If you only clicked the first link and did not sign
> out completely, you remained signed in to your Yahoo! account and only signed
> out of the Mail portion of your account. This is why when you returned to
> Yahoo! Mail, you were prompted only for your password.
> Now when signing out of Yahoo! Mail, our system signs you out of your entire
> Yahoo! account. This allows you to sign out of your entire account with just
> one step rather than two. The previous method was also confusing to some
> users because they falsely believed that they were signing out of their
> entire account when in fact they were only signed out of Mail. This option
> is no longer available -- you can now exit the entire Yahoo! network by
> signing just out once.
> If you ever click the "Sign Out" link, the "Remember my ID on this computer"
> feature will not work. Signing out of your account erases the cookie that is
> set on your computer when you select the "Remember my ID" option. The
> purpose of this feature is to allow you to close your web browser and then
> return to Yahoo! at a later time without having to re-enter your ID and
> password. The convenience of this feature is that you will never have to
> sign out of or sign in to your account -- your browser will remember this
> information for you (unless you delete your cookies or upgrade your system).
> If you would like to not be prompted to enter your ID and password each time
> you visit Yahoo!, please do not click the "Sign out" link.
> Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.
> Yahoo! Customer Care
> For assistance with all Yahoo! services, please visit:
It seems the change so far does not apply if your Yahoo mail is configured
for a language other than English, regardless of the sign-in gateway used.
For instance, anyone who goes to options/preferences and chooses Spanish as
the preferred language and Spain as the country of location, will
automatically see everything in Spanish. I just logged in and out less than
three minutes ago, and I saw BOTH logout screens, one after the other.
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