Why does AT&T Hijack Yahoo? Rant.
08-18-2009 11:35:40 AM
A couple months ago I was checking my Bellsouth mail. Bellsouth got reabsorbed into AT&T a while back. It offered me a chance to use Yahoo as well. I figured heck, why not, I also have a Yahoo account. sigh... What it did was switch me to an all new suckier version of Webmail... and I was informed I can't go back. Great. Doing this also required I change my passwords, and use a password system I don't like. Whatever. Okay I did that. So now I get a Yahoo lite on my AT&T page. By itself this would be mildly annoying. But it isn't Yahoo. When I log into REAL Yahoo, I can sign out and sign in on another account, say my Mom's or Wife's. The At&T fake Yahoo only lets you sign into AT&T Fake yahoo, no matter how you get there. So whereas before I could have two brower tabs open, one with Bellsouth and one with Yahoo. Now I cannot. AND, if I want to check both, I need to sign out of AT&T fake Yahoo and go to my bookmarks or type in yahoo.com. Why? I don't know. These restrictions seem only designed to infuriate me. Is there any good reason for them. The tech support (all in India.. not exactly American Telegraph and Telephone any more) could not give me a good reason other than that is what the system allows? Remember when computers served our needs rather than the reverse. Rant over.