Yahoo Mail problems ? (queue issues in general)

Mike Tancsa mike at
Wed May 5 14:59:55 UTC 2004

Anyone else seeing Yahoo mail queue up today ?    Some of their servers 
respond in about 10secs with the HELO banner, most others take more than 
2m.   Because of the recent increase in SPAM, I was looking to reduce the 
wait time for the initial HELO to 2m from 5m. However, the RFC calls for 5m 
on the HELO and another 5m for the MAIL command.

Having a process block like that for up to 10m seems a bit excessive to 
deliver one email (and its probably a bounce to boot!).  What are others 
doing?  This problem seems to becoming more and more acute.

Mike Tancsa,                          	          tel +1 519 651 3400
Sentex Communications,     			  mike at
Providing Internet since 1994          
Cambridge, Ontario Canada

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