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Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:22 pm
by Easypost2
I deleted Fanboy, The ad-bar is still gone, so it must have been the update. Should I have Fanboy?

Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:25 pm
by mapx
Easypost2 wrote:I deleted Fanboy, The ad-bar is still gone, so it must have been the update. Should I have Fanboy?


if you have easylist ... it's the same now

Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:01 am
by gmp51261
Hello all responders -- I found the answer, partly due to one of the posters suggesting installing "Element Hiding Helper" for AdBlock Plus. It allowed me to find the offending domain. By the way, just blocking the element without wildcarding it will only block the current ad. A new one will pop up on next login. This rule worked, using Element Hiding Helper: us*.mail.yahoo.com###yui*

This will prevent subsequent reloads of new ads. The "First Page" and "Next Page" must be part of the script that is used to create these ads. It is useless, as a previous poster said. I will login to this email at least every other day and see if Yahoo! changes the hosting domain of its ad. It's really weird, that the script underlying the web page calls out to yieldmanager.com, and yet blocking scripts/ads from there had no effect. They are really getting devious with trying to foist ads on people. I even tried the "Ad Choices" option on all my Yahoo! accounts to see if that would stop it; it had no effect. I wouldn't have cared if they had put it on the row with the tabs for "inbox," "contacts," and "calendar." But putting it there had the effect of me deliberately having to avoid it when clicking on new emails. Not a good design.

Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:51 pm
by gmp51261
Well, I found out that there are no wildcards allowed in Element Hiding, so that was only good for one login. The problem seems to have been fixed overnight, as I updated my subscription to Easylist and now the ad is gone! Thanks for the update. I wish I knew what it was -- I'd like to see the filter updates. I spent a lot of time in the page HTML and wasn't able to block it. Kudos to the filter list updaters! :)

Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:31 pm
by weezarc
wanted to confirm what gmp51261 said, that updating the Easy List filter under adblock plus options cleared this stupid blue ad bar on top of your new emails

Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:38 pm
by sbardizbanian
Thanks for the info guys. I download Ad Block Plus for Element Hiding helper and it did the trick - the ad was so annoying. I had called yahoo first thing this morning and they stated that my computer was infected and informed me that a lot of people were calling about this problem but claimed it wasn't from them. My IT guy did his magic, cleaned up my computer and said I was good to go. When I saw that stupid ad above my email again i almost flipped out until I read this post. I also have the Fist Page / Next Page in that space now but that's fine. Thanks again.

Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:53 am
by almightytora
FYI: If you use the "old" Yahoo Mail (the Basic version), the blue ad bar still shows up.

Any idea on how to remove that?

Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:04 am
by Cartel
I still see the ads!!
I updated easylist too, still there

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Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:54 am
by almightytora
Cartel wrote:I still see the ads!!
I updated easylist too, still there

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I just figured it out!

If you're using the "old" Yahoo e-mail version, there is a section called "fill" that makes that ad show up.

If you go to Adblocker Plus' Filter Preferences, go to Custom Filters, and then go to Element Hiding Rules, add this rule:

##div.fill

Close, and watch it disappear!

Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:33 pm
by CARTEL
TY WORKS GREAT

Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:05 pm
by John S
Hi,

I tried adding this rule, but still see the ad. I've attached a screenshot to show. Did I do it correctly?

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Thanks,
John


almightytora wrote:
Cartel wrote:I still see the ads!!
I updated easylist too, still there

Image


I just figured it out!

If you're using the "old" Yahoo e-mail version, there is a section called "fill" that makes that ad show up.

If you go to Adblocker Plus' Filter Preferences, go to Custom Filters, and then go to Element Hiding Rules, add this rule:

##div.fill

Close, and watch it disappear!

Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:12 am
by Easypost
I forced an update and that seemed to remove the blue text adbar for a while. But it is back now. I forced an update again but it did not help. The ad only shows in Yahoo Email classic, but does not show in the new email. I realize using email classic isn't suppose to work any more, but it does. I can switch between the two. The ad only shows in the classic version.

Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:37 pm
by Guest
John S wrote:Hi,

I tried adding this rule, but still see the ad. I've attached a screenshot to show. Did I do it correctly?

Image

Thanks,
John


almightytora wrote:
Cartel wrote:I still see the ads!!
I updated easylist too, still there

Image


I just figured it out!

If you're using the "old" Yahoo e-mail version, there is a section called "fill" that makes that ad show up.

If you go to Adblocker Plus' Filter Preferences, go to Custom Filters, and then go to Element Hiding Rules, add this rule:

##div.fill

Close, and watch it disappear!

DUDE YOUR SETTINGS SAYS "DISABLE EVERYWHERE"...UM :roll:

Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:57 pm
by Easypost
I added the ##div.fill, as the poster said. And it removed the ad in Yahoo email classic. But I don't see where that disable everywhere option is. Is this ##div.fill filter going to cause problems in other web pages I visit?

Re: New "ad bar" above my Yahoo! mail list can't be blocked

PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:07 pm
by Easypost
You can ignore my comment about disable everywhere. I see it is for disabling the plug-in. But can someone tell me if ##div.fill filter will break other web-sites? Isn't there a way to make it specific to Yahoo? Thanks.