Problems sending mail to yahoo?

Rich Kulawiec rsk at
Thu Apr 10 20:02:22 UTC 2008

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 01:30:06PM -0400, Barry Shein wrote:
> Is it just us or are there general problems with sending email to
> yahoo in the past few weeks? 

It's not you.  Lots of people are seeing this, as Yahoo's mail servers
are apparently too busy sending ever-increasing quantities of spam to
have to accept inbound traffic.  Sufficiently persistent and lucky
people have sometimes managed to penetrate the outer clue-resistant
shells of Yahoo and effect changes, but some of those seem ineffective
and temporary.  There doesn't seem to be any simple, universal fix for
this other than advising people that Yahoo's email service is already
miserable and continues to deteriorate, and hoping that they migrate


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