Can someone track when I'm logged into Yahoo?
Is it possible for someone to know when I get on my Yahoo account? I don't have messenger.. I do have some Yahoo groups.. is there a way they can see that I'm on? It seems this person sends some junk to me the minute I sign off.. how can i block anyone from knowing I'm on Yahoo?
While initially I'm reminded of Bill Joy's rather famous dictum that "privacy is dead. Give it up!" in fact we shouldn't have to give up all sense of privacy just because we opt to use a particular Internet service like Yahoo!
It turns out that there is indeed a privacy setting you'll want to change on your Yahoo Groups account that'll prevent others knowing when you're logged in or not.
Here's how I got to it: first, log in to a group you're already a member of by going to Yahoo! Groups and clicking on any of the groups listed on the left side of the resultant page.
On the group information page, on the top, you'll see your Yahoo Group ID, default email address for the group, and a link labelled Edit Membership. Click on that, and you'll see something like this:
There's more below the area shown, but the Add new profile link immediately adjacent to your existing profile is what you want to access. Click on it, and you'll see the setting that you need to change:
You can see the setting: click on the box adjacent to Check the box to hide my online status, press "Finished Editing", and you should have your login activity cloaked from all other Yahoo users.
Hope that gets your privacy back!
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