"Stephen Howe" <sjhoweATdialDOTpipexDOTcom> wrote in message
> Thanks Jeff for the response, you have describe the behaviour exactly
>>I'm gonna go out on a limb here and assume two things, the OP is using
>>Yahoo! for his homepage, and he's searching from the Yahoo Search box.
>>not using the search box on the toolbar.
> Nope on both counts. I dont like Yahoo because they do blocking of Pipex,
> my ISP
> Even worse, I cant email my Father because he signed up with BT Internet
> which does some type of tie in with Yahoo
> Yahoo customer support says I must get my ISP to email them to counter the
> block and at that point I lose interest - too much
> It is easier to squeeze blood out a stone than get my ISP to talk to
> Home Page is about:blank and search provider is Google.
> Using about:blank as a command line argument.
> Stephen Howe
Well, whatever. You have to wait for IE to load before you can input your
search string, else the focus will change in midstream from the search box
to the address box. This is normal, all be it annoying, behavior.
I've never heard of a Website blocking an ISP. I had an ISP once that
blocked mail delivery from different hosts, such as Hotmail, because the
hosts did nothing to prevent spam artists from plying their trade.I don't
understand why you can't open IE to Yahoo! as one of your homepages (with
Tabbed Browsing, you can have several homepages if you want), and use Yahoo
Mail to create email to send to your Dad. You could have a Yahoo Mail
account, and access that account from ANYWHERE and collect and send e-mail.
You could go to your brother's house and use his computer to get to your
Yahoo Mail account. You could go to the library to get to your account.
Yahoo does not care how you get there, and they don't have any interest in
your ISP, or anybody's ISP for that matter.
You may not be able to use an external e-mail client to check your Yahoo
Mail account through your ISP, that's entirely possible. Having said that, I
use Outlook Express to poll my Yahoo Mail account, and send messages from my
Yahoo Mail account.
I don't understand what issues you have with your ISP and Yahoo. It really
doesn't matter though. You can go into TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS and set the
Homepage to Blank. You don't need Command Line arguments to do this.