Nov 25, 2015

How to access Yahoo mail while using AdBlock Plus?

I use AdBlock Plus (with white lists for sites that I often visit), and when I tried to check my Yahoo email account it told me I couldn’t unless I disabled my AdBlocker. Is there a way to get around this? I’ve basically relegated Yahoo Mail to an account I use when signing up for something that requires an email address at this point, but having my email held hostage rubs me the wrong way.

This is a new thing that Yahoo has implemented, and you will have to disable AdBlock Plus in order to check your email. I'm not certain whether Yahoo detects all adblockers or just AdBlock Plus though, so you might want to give something like UBlock a try and see if that will still allow you to check your email.

I understand where Yahoo is coming from; they are providing a "free" service that is paid for by advertising revenue. If everyone is blocking ads, there goes that revenue. I personally stopped using Yahoo mail years ago, but if you want to continue using it, you might want to white list it on your adblocker. Maybe you could forward it to your gmail or other email account as an option.
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