Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Ask for help about NoScript, no registration needed to post
PeterS

Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Post by PeterS » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:26 pm

The Classic version of Yahoo Mail has recently started being incompatible with Noscript. I use the Classic version so I can run without being afraid of malicious scripts in an email shown within a Yahoo Mail page.

Yahoo Mail first line of page source with Noscript enabled, Firefox Javascript also enabled. Page displays but refreshing goes on CONTINUOUSLY.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd"><html lang="en-US"><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"><noscript> <img src="mail?cmd=cookie.setnonjs&.rand=1028385630&mcrumb=jG00cB5zkMB" height="1" width="1"><META HTTP-EQUIV=Refresh CONTENT="0; URL=http://us.mc368.mail.yahoo.com/mc/welcome?.rand=1gnl81o1j4hvd"></noscript><script>if (self != top) {top.location.href = self.location.href;}if (self != top) {while (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("khtml") > 0) {;}}var isBookmark = false;function positionOffscreen(flag) {var newStyles = document.getElementById("offscrId");if (!newStyles) {var head = document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0];newStyles = document.createElement("style");newStyles.type = "text/css";newStyles.id = "offscrId";newStyles = head.appendChild(newStyles);}if (!flag && top.location.hash != "") {if (newStyles.styleSheet) {newStyles.styleSheet.cssText = "body {left:-999px;top:-9999px; position:absolute;}";} els


Yahoo Mail first line of page source when Noscript is disabled, Firefox Javascript is also disabled. Page displays perfectly without refreshing continuously.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd"><html lang="en-US"><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"><script> var nonJsBeacon = new Image(); nonJsBeacon.src = "mail?cmd=cookie.clearnonjs&.rand=2144643851&mcrumb=jG00cB5zkMB"; </script><script>if (self != top) {top.location.href = self.location.href;}if (self != top) {while (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("khtml") > 0) {;}}var isBookmark = false;var mgProfiler = {timerEnabled: "1",rsBeaconUrl: ".",CT: 0,MT: 0,CL: 0,OC: 0,OM: 0,totalAdTime: 0};
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.7) Gecko/2009021910 Firefox/3.0.7

User avatar
Giorgio Maone
Site Admin
Posts: 8694
Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:22 pm
Location: Palermo - Italy
Contact:

Re: Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Post by Giorgio Maone » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:22 pm

It's working just fine for me.
Could you try using NoScript Options|Reset?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.9.0.7) Gecko/2009021910 Firefox/3.0.7 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

User avatar
therube
Ambassador
Posts: 7385
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:17 pm
Location: Maryland USA

Re: Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Post by therube » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:51 pm

(No problem here with Yahoo Mail Classic.)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1b4pre) Gecko/20090320 SeaMonkey/2.0b1pre

Peccadilloes
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:58 am

Re: Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Post by Peccadilloes » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:06 am

Giorgio Maone wrote:It's working just fine for me.
Could you try using NoScript Options|Reset?


I have the same problem with both versions after I reset no script.

use firefox 3 antivir 9 premium and sunbelt personal firewall

pl help
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.0.7) Gecko/2009021910 Firefox/3.0.7

Nan M
Ambassador
Posts: 102
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:44 pm

Re: Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Post by Nan M » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:00 am

Runs ok here (au.yahoo classic - on Ff 2 and 3) on clean test profiles as well as the ordinary ones, with Yahoo both allowed and forbidden.

Yahoo in my experience redirects a lot and the redirections change frequently. Not just for locally tailored content, but for sign-ons and Flickr stuff everywhere. Even more shifting around than Ggle.
Right now I see that Classic view mail options can't be accessed without JS. Yahoo, as usual, is 'working on it'.
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.7) Gecko/2009030422 Ubuntu/8.04 (hardy) Firefox/3.0.7

Tom T.
Field Marshal
Posts: 3620
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:58 am

Re: Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Post by Tom T. » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:34 am

Not sure why they call it "classic", because they keep changing it. They should give a new name to the changed versions and leave "classic" alone. I have several Yahoo accounts: one for friends and family; one for signing up to sites with trusted admins, like this one; and one that is a "spam magnet", for when I don't know whom I'm dealing with, ordering from, etc., or whether they will sell, rent, trade, or post my email address on the web and the front page of all major newspapers. #3 does a very good job of keeping spam out of 1 and 2.

All three are Classic, but at any given moment, they may not work the same. Recently, one of them (#2), "improved" by adding Chat and IM, even though I didn't want it, didn't sign up for it, etc. Takes extra time to load, etc. They had a feedback form, and I told them where they could stick their improvements. The relevance to your post is that for a while, several standard mail features were broken, or took terribly long to load a page or even send mail. Once I had to copy the message I wanted to send, save it as a text on my desktop, log out, and log back in, cuz it was hanging forever. That worked. Then other problems kept popping up. As Nan said, they are "working on it". But this is *NOT* a NoScript issue in all likelihood. (It might be scripting-related, but it's their job to write their scripts correctly rather than force you to disable NS.) I suggest sending a query to Yahoo Customer Care, and sending your opinions in the survey.

In the meantime, if you're crippled, open another free Yahoo account and see if it works. Good luck -- I'm as frustrated as you are with the continual "improvements" to YC.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.20) Gecko/20081217 Firefox/2.0.0.20

someone.

Re: Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Post by someone. » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:18 pm

I to use firefox 3 and avira 9 pre..but with zonealarm pro firewall and the very same problems ,turned off ZA everything ok! so reconfigured ZA can now access yahoo and my i.s.p. account too. :roll:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5 (.NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.30618; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

User avatar
GµårÐïåñ
Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 3333
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:19 am
Location: PST - USA
Contact:

Re: Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Post by GµårÐïåñ » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:48 pm

I don't believe this to be a NS issue as I was able to use Yahoo in both enhanced and classic modes with no problem. I think it might be a configuration issue, since I have NS installed with other addons which often make life even more complicated and it doesn't happen. Does resetting NS as suggested, disabling or performing standard debugs yield anything that suggests its NS? Its easy to link problems with NS, god knows I have done in the past :oops: , but through Giorgio's and others' patience have come to know that although sometimes it is infact NS, most of the time it just appears that way because NS is more prominent in the mind of the user. Just saying :|
~.:[ Lï£ê ï§ å Lêmðñ åñÐ Ì Wåñ† M¥ Mðñê¥ ßå¢k ]:.~
________________ .: [ Major Mike's ] :. ________________
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.7) Gecko/2009021910 Firefox/3.0.7

someone.

Re: Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Post by someone. » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:34 pm

Dont get me wrong Im not saying its a NS problem, I think NS is great.The problem was probably me playing with my ZA settings at some point. :lol:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5 (.NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.30618; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

User avatar
GµårÐïåñ
Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 3333
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:19 am
Location: PST - USA
Contact:

Re: Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Post by GµårÐïåñ » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:51 pm

someone. wrote:Dont get me wrong Im not saying its a NS problem, I think NS is great.The problem was probably me playing with my ZA settings at some point. :lol:


The comment was not directed at you, no worries. I also got the report you sent on your double post, I had already taken the duplicate post out but thanks for reporting it.
~.:[ Lï£ê ï§ å Lêmðñ åñÐ Ì Wåñ† M¥ Mðñê¥ ßå¢k ]:.~
________________ .: [ Major Mike's ] :. ________________
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.7) Gecko/2009021910 Firefox/3.0.7

yahoouser222

Re: Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Post by yahoouser222 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:13 am

Hello forum,

I have been a long time user of Yahoo Classic . I tried logging into Yahoo classic mail and I had no problems. I had to allow temp permission for yahoo mail, other than that nothing unusual
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.0.8) Gecko/2009032609 Firefox/3.0.8

Alan Baxter
Ambassador
Posts: 1586
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:47 am
Location: Colorado, USA

Re: Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Post by Alan Baxter » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:36 am

Reuters.com question split to its own topic by moderator.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.8) Gecko/2009032609 Firefox/3.0.8

User avatar
GµårÐïåñ
Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 3333
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:19 am
Location: PST - USA
Contact:

Re: Classic Yahoo Mail refreshes continuously

Post by GµårÐïåñ » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:15 am

To the OP and others having problems, did you ever figure out what happened? Has it been resolved?
~.:[ Lï£ê ï§ å Lêmðñ åñÐ Ì Wåñ† M¥ Mðñê¥ ßå¢k ]:.~
________________ .: [ Major Mike's ] :. ________________
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.8) Gecko/2009032609 Firefox/3.0.8 NoScript/1.9.1.7 FlashGot/1.1.8.5 FirePHP/0.2.4

Post Reply