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Yahoo Mail redirecting to Yahoo UK?


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#1 JayDPiii

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:01 PM

i have had Google Chrome on several systems with Yahoo Mail set up as home page in the Google Chrome settings. (Home desktop, primarily as a server and storage, work laptop fpr work only, and home laptop for e-mail, internet, and other home apps.)  

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On my home laptop, recently, after opening to Yahoo Mail, as it finishes loading, it then goes to Yahoo UK website. 

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??? 

I rechecked the Google Chrome settings, and that page is not set there.

I have Google Chrome set up to open only TWO specific pages:

Yahoo Mail and My Yahoo.

Those two open, as specified.

But the Yahoo mail, first tab, after it opens, redirects to yahoo UK.  


Edited by JayDPiii, 09 March 2014 - 07:08 PM.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:00 AM

Check your hosts file located at c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ and see if yahoo is listed in there.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:11 AM

NO!  The only entry is:  127.0.0.1       localhost

However, it is also happening on my work laptop, this morning.
I do have XMarks installed with Google Chrome browser,
... and so, I think it migrated to my work laptop through XMarks.
But I am unsure how do troubleshoot it, if it indeed is in XMarks? 


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:47 AM

If it's Xmarks then simply disable the addon and clear your cache. See if still persists after that.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:35 PM

Turns out, we have HOLA Chrome Extension, and it was set to UK, so my wife who is Brittish could view some UK only TV on the computer.  And then XMarks transferred the setting to my other computer.  So HOLA is working as it should, and Yahoo thinks I am in UK, so redirects me to the UK website.  But, now that I know the problem, I can not see how to reset HOLA back to let it know my IP, my computer is in USA.  (Other than to disable HOLA in Google Chrome Ext Settings.) 



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:42 PM

Never mind.  Was able to figure it out.



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:55 PM

Thanks for letting us know that you figured it out. Happy computing ! :busy:


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:11 PM

After having had a Yahoo account for years I finally cut ties with them.  They were always hassling me about something, oftten times I'd get the message that my Display Settings needed to be something else. 

 

No other site I went to bugged me about my Display Settings.  Why would I change my Display to suit them and probably thereby screw up my settings for everyone else but them?   if it ain't broke don't fix it.

 

Used to be you could get hold of someone there to email if you had a question but those days are gone.

 

So anyway - I really tried to hang on with them because I have one Yahoo Group I can't go to anymore - I have been free of them for long enough that finally some of the things that annoyed me about them are fading into history, I can't remember exactly what, i just know they were getting on my last nerve.

 

For a while they would randomly send a message that due to high activity they were SORRY but I couldn't send anything - basically was sent to Adult Timeout I guess.   So I'm in the middle of emailing a group of people working on a project with me and then BAM just like that Its a no-go.


Edited by JayJax, 12 March 2014 - 07:13 PM.





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