An anonymous reader writes: AT&T Yahoo, having captured and swallowed Pacbell, SBCGlobal, and dozens of other formerly independant ISPs and mail services, announced today after close of business that it will be introducing graphical advertisements in its user's emails. No distinction is made between paid users and free account users, nor between POP/SMTP users vs webmail users. The user agreement and Terms of Service in force with Pacbell and SBCGlobal customers contains language prohibiting theft of bandwidth, and unsolicited commercial email(UCE).
Thu May 03 20:07:49 2007
Notice: AT&T Yahoo! Terms of Service Change
Dear AT&T Yahoo! Member:
AT&T and Yahoo! have a history of providing our members with award-winning, industry-leading Internet products and services at a great value.
As more members are using AT&T Yahoo! Mail to send and receive photos, videos, and music, we will begin offering unlimited email storage in May to both existing and new members. Your service will continue to include all the premium products you already enjoy including video, LAUNCHcast Plus, and an all-in-one security suite.
Additionally, within the next few weeks you will begin seeing graphical advertisements in your AT&T Yahoo! Mail service. These advertisements will be integrated into the AT&T Yahoo! Mail experience, and we hope you will find the advertisements useful. Advertising such as this allows us to continue delivering new and innovative elements to our service and helps us keep prices competitive, while we continue to provide the high level of service that you have come to know and trust.
We strive to provide you with the best online experience possible and to address all your needs on the Internet.
AT&T Yahoo! Member Services
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Sunnyvale, CA 94089. AT&T Internet Services is located at 6500 River Place
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