Problems sending mail to yahoo?
Edward B. DREGER
eddy+public+spam at noc.everquick.net
Thu Apr 10 18:29:11 UTC 2008
BS> Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:30:06 -0400 (EDT)
BS> From: Barry Shein
BS> Is it just us or are there general problems with sending email to
BS> yahoo in the past few weeks? Our queues to them are backed up though
BS> they drain slowly.
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BS> Just wondering if this was a widespread problem or are we just so
BS> blessed, and any insights into what's going on over there.
Not only "been there, done that", but "am there, doing that".
We admin the server for a list in which one person sends out a weekly
post. Subscriber base is about 14,000 people, with around 2000 of those
subscribers using Yahoo boxes.
"Excessive" bounces trigger automatic unsubscribes. Although Yahoo
readership accounts for 14% of subscribers, it's not uncommon for 98% of
automated unsubscribes to be Yahoo-based... followed by Yahoo-using
people sending list-admin requests asknig why they were dropped, and
wanting to sign back up.
Following URLs in Yahoo's 4xx codes gives virtually-useless information.
The easiest fix to date has been for people to use less-presumptive
Everquick Internet - http://www.everquick.net/
A division of Brotsman & Dreger, Inc. - http://www.brotsman.com/
Bandwidth, consulting, e-commerce, hosting, and network building
Phone: +1 785 865 5885 Lawrence and [inter]national
Phone: +1 316 794 8922 Wichita
DO NOT send mail to the following addresses:
davidc at brics.com -*- jfconmaapaq at intc.net -*- sam at everquick.net
Sending mail to spambait addresses is a great way to get blocked.
Ditto for broken OOO autoresponders and foolish AV software backscatter.
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