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i have the mail & messenger but for some reason I`m not receiving my mail notifications & the icon has disappeared out of the icon box.
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hmmm. just reinstall both the mail and toolbar and messenger for yahoo

You need the toolbar if you want to make yahoo your default email client.
After you have set yahoo to default in internet options, programs, you can uninstall the toolbar only

Now when you go to the download site for the messenger,
Make sure you do not choose the web based yahoo mail.
Choose the Yahoo 8.1 Download.
Its on top of the webpage and the web one is right under it.
You won't get a notification in your taskbar with the web based yahoo mail.

Perhaps this helps.
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I tried reinstalling.It worked for 2 days then it did the same problem again.
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Sounds like it's a deeper problem then yahoo.
You could use some of the cleaning tools in the hijack forum.
Then let a regular geekster help you from there.

Probably need to completely uninstall yahoo.
All your contacts and mail are on yahoo's servers.
So when you reinstall the info will be there when you log in.

Any other problems or quirks been happening that you have seen?
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No other problems.You`re probably right.I wonder if I uninstall & then run my AVG if that would work? Then reinstall.
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Wait! :) I use Yahoo Mail too. Yahoo will not notify you if it thinks the mail you received was spam. It will put it in the bulk folder and you won't receive a notification. But if it isn't reconized as spam then you will receive a notification. :)

Hope this helps,

-AgentMES
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This is a problem that just started happening about a week ago.I just uninstalled & then I ran my AVG.I`m now going to try & reinstall & see what happens.
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AVG is ok.

Download and run this.

http://filehippo.com...nload_ccleaner/

Then these programs scan for more then AVG does.
Download and run then on full scan, they will take some time.
Depending on the speed of your computer.
And well, also I hope you have high speed internet.

http://filehippo.com...nload_asquared/

http://filehippo.com/download_ewido/

http://filehippo.com...perantispyware/
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Thanks I will try that because the AVG didn`t work.The icon disappeared again in the icon window & again I`m not getting notification of emails.I`ll let you know how the download works but should I uninstall Yahoo messenger first?
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I still think I found the solution.. :)
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yes, uninstall all yahoo services.
There is no harm, because all the info, except special yahoo toolbar settings, are on yahoo's servers.
And you might have a yahoo profile in your computer somewhere, I don't know.
I don't use their toolbar.

And AgentMES is correct.
The bulk mail will not show the notification icon.
You can check your bulk mail to see if that is where the expected email is.
Then change it to 'not bulk' or 'not spam'.
Whatever it is to change the receiving of that mail to the inbox.

You know you can email yourself to test it anytime.

Those programs are good for a lot of things too.
And trusted by many.

If you need to or want to, contact yahoo-if you can by phone.
Get past the first person and try to get to their real techs.
I don't know if the first person to answer the call knows much.
They usually have a cheat sheet.
If it's not on that then they will send you to a more knowledgeable person.

***Is there any programs you installed or uninstalled before this started happening***

And also do you consider yourself capable of doing some deeper diagnostics?

This is a tool I use that is very good for beginners as well as advanced users.

http://www.glaryutil....com/index.html

Run the -
disk cleaner
registry scanner-click fix all problems.

Also-

http://www.runscanner.net/default.aspx

Use it in 'beginner mode'.
It also has a team of techs that you can send a report to after running the scan.
And before you take any action.

Here is a tool that used to be recommened here.
But it caused some people some problems.
Set a system restore point before running it.
It cleans everything!

For 'system restore'-
Click-
Start
All Programs
Accerrories
System Tools
System Restore

Click the button for create a restore point and give it a name.

You can also restore to a point before this started happening. If you know.
But you will loose all programs and updates from after that point.
Though your 'My Documents' folder will not be changed.
As far as I know and have experienced, all saved files will still be there.
But it would be advisable to back them up to another media type-cd or jump drive or another computer.

Anyways, it's a deep deep cleaner.
You may need to reenter passwords for websites, most of them.

http://www.stevengou...i...t&task=view

This is one darn good cleaner.
Just go through the pages to read to get to the download.

And the reason to clean is to start over.
Without loosing your programs.
But you may loose your settings, especially website settings.

Last resort before reformating and reinstalling yopur stuff.
In my opinion, of course.

Ask over at the 'hijack forum' for more informed people then me.

Do this first-

http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html

then ask if you still have a problem here -

http://www.geekstogo...o-Here-f37.html
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thanx
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