Yahoo Mail Security?

Ok, I have a question about security with my Yahoo mail account. I know that the initial login is secure (https). However, once you have logged in, you are no longer encrypted with ssl (http instead of https). So, does that mean my password is being sent in clear text with every request for an email? In other... show more Ok, I have a question about security with my Yahoo mail account. I know that the initial login is secure (https). However, once you have logged in, you are no longer encrypted with ssl (http instead of https). So, does that mean my password is being sent in clear text with every request for an email? In other words, lets say I log in to my email account. Then I open my mail box and click on the first email to open it. Isn't my password sent with the request? If so, wouldn't it by definition be sent without encryption?

I was discussing this with one of our IT admins today who showed me how he could easily sniff my password if he wanted to do so.

Is there any way around this?
Update: Ok. But this still doesn't really answer the following: 1) Does the password get passed back for every email request? 2) If #2 is true, is that password in clear text? 3) If #3 is true, is there any way around it? If you login to gmail using https, it will secure everything from that point on. No such... show more Ok. But this still doesn't really answer the following:
1) Does the password get passed back for every email request?
2) If #2 is true, is that password in clear text?
3) If #3 is true, is there any way around it? If you login to gmail using https, it will secure everything from that point on. No such luck so far with yahoo mail.
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