Problems sending mail to yahoo?

Raymond L. Corbin rcorbin at
Thu Apr 10 21:04:13 UTC 2008

I hope that's sarcasm? Instead of getting the bounces your messages will simply go missing after they accepted it...or you will get bounces sent to you a few years after you sent the message...(happened to a client yesterday...).


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog at [mailto:owner-nanog at] On Behalf Of Henry Yen
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 4:17 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: Re: Problems sending mail to yahoo?

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 12:23:24PM -0600, Chris Stone wrote:
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> Matt Baldwin wrote:
> > mostly.  It feels like a poorly implemented spam prevention system.
> > Doing some Google searches will turn up some more background on the
> > issue.  We've been telling our users that Yahoo mail is problematic
> > and if they can to switch away from using them as their private email
> > or hosted email.
> Maybe we all should do the same to them until they quit spewing out all the
> Nigerian scams and the like that I've been seeing from their servers lately!

Naaah.  I hear that Microsoft is going to buy Yahoo!, so this problem will
go away once Yahoo! mail gets folded into Microsoft hotmail, whereupon
things will get soooooo much better!

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