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New terms in regards to deleted emails

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New terms in regards to deleted emails

Hello, I am not sure how this community works, but I have been a yahoo member for many years and have a question about upcoming changes in terms of privacy (especially for loved ones who have shared information in emails who are not yahoo users to where they can agree or disagree with the new terms). My question is...For emails that yahoo users delete prior to this change, are they deleted from the system or could they be subject to the scanning and sharing of information? Thank you

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Re: New terms in regards to deleted emails

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Scanning is done by computer and just looks for key words to display applicable ads. That has been happening for years. You can not opt out other than to close your account. I looked at Gmail terms of service and it is the same. My guess is that Yahoo only scans incomming email but there is no way to know for sure.

Feel free to reply if my question or answer is not clear. Include @Barkley_Hound in the post.
I do not work for Yahoo and my postings are just my opinion based on experience.
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Re: New terms in regards to deleted emails

@forquestions

Scanning is done by computer and just looks for key words to display applicable ads. That has been happening for years. You can not opt out other than to close your account. I looked at Gmail terms of service and it is the same. My guess is that Yahoo only scans incomming email but there is no way to know for sure.

Feel free to reply if my question or answer is not clear. Include @Barkley_Hound in the post.
I do not work for Yahoo and my postings are just my opinion based on experience.