Yahoo is angering the dwindling number of people who still use its email service with a test run of a feature that locks out anyone who has an ad blocker installed.
Several Yahoo users complained that they encountered an error message when trying to open their mail account on Thursday in an AdBlock Plus forum thread first spotted by Digiday. The screen ordered them to first disable ad blockers in order to access their emails.
A Yahoo spokesperson said in a statement provided to Mashable on Friday that the blocking is only being tested on a portion of Yahoo email users.
"At Yahoo, we are continually developing and testing new product experiences," Yahoo said. "This is a test we're running for a small number of Yahoo Mail users in the U.S."
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