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Unsend - Yahoo! Messenger - Netflix
Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M) is an
advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol
provided by Yahoo!. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can
be downloaded and used with a generic “Yahoo ID” which also allows
access to other Yahoo! services, such as Yahoo! Mail, where users can be
automatically notified when they receive new email. Yahoo! also offers
PC-to-PC, PC-to-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam
hosting, text messaging service, and chat rooms in various categories.
Yahoo! Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on
March 9, 1998. In addition to instant messaging features similar to
those offered by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features
such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows,
some of which include authorized themes of various cartoons such as
Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom Status
Messages. It was also the first major IM client to feature BUZZing and
music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars.
Yahoo Messenger also allows users to access Yahoo Chat Rooms. As of
December 14, 2012, all public chat rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been
shut down as part of a series of features being changed/added/deleted.
As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS
and web browser clients. The original Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris
clients are not supported anymore, and their servers began shutting down
on August 5, 2016, with the clients no longer working by August 31,
2016. It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were finally
shut down sometime between the mid-morning and early afternoon hours
east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop
clients no longer being able to access their buddy/contact lists. On
April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six
non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised
experiences for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on
Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian.
A new desktop version for Windows and Mac has been released. Yahoo
Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018.
Unsend - SPIM - Netflix
Yahoo Messenger users are subject to unsolicited messages (SPIM).
Yahoo's primary solution to the issue involves deleting such messages
and placing the senders on an Ignore List. As of 2007, it was estimated
that at least 75% of all users who used Yahoo chat rooms were bots.
Yahoo introduced a CAPTCHA system to help filter out bots from joining
chat rooms, but such systems generally do little to prevent abuse by
Unsend - References - Netflix