Yahoo Sends Nonsensical Email To Disposable Email Users

A reader forwarded the email below from Yahoo announcing changes to their disposable email address. The only problem is that he couldn’t figure out what it’s trying to say. And after reading it a handful of times, I can’t figure it out either.

Yahoo’s disposable email product lets users give out, well, disposable email addresses. If spam starts to hit that address, you just turn it off.

We asked Yahoo if they know what it means – they say they’ll get back to us. Meanwhile, if anyone else got this, please let us know. And a free TechCrunch tshirt to anyone who can explain what it means.

Date: April 28, 2010 3:27:50 PM PDT
Subject: Fwd: Change notification for your Disposable Email address

Can you translate this into English? Or am I just being dense. And, of course, it’s a “drive by” message. That is “of you ask for clarification, we’re ignoring you”! Arghhhh! And I thought I was smart. Sigh.

Begin forwarded message:

From: “Yahoo! Mail”
Date: April 28, 2010 6:05:23 PM EDT
Subject: Change notification for your Disposable Email address

You may have been receiving emails to your Disposable Email Address with other yahoo domains, even though your email address ends with In order to improve the accuracy of emails received by you in your right accounts, you will no longer be receiving emails to any other domain that you did not sign up with. You will only receive emails to your Disposable Email Address: XXXXXXX-[keyword]

Please make sure you provide the right Disposable Email Addresses so you continue to receive the emails.

To confirm your existing Disposable Email Address:
1. In Yahoo! Mail, go to “Options,” then “More Options”
2. From the menu on the left, click “Disposable Email Address.” If you don’t see this option, “Spam” and “Set up a disposable address”

Thank you,
Yahoo! Mail Team

Please do not reply to this message. This is a service email related
to your use of Yahoo! Mail. To learn more about Yahoo!’s use of
personal information, including the use of web beacons in HTML-based
email, please read our Privacy Policy.
Yahoo! is located at 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

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