Problems sending mail to yahoo?

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at
Thu Apr 10 23:19:15 UTC 2008

Rich Kulawiec wrote:
> 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
> elsewhere.
> ---Rsk
The only thing that might cause them to change would be a combination of 
various ISPs pushing people to switch to e.g. GMail, and in enough 
numbers that Yahoo! noticed the falloff in ad revenue.  Unless it costs 
them money it is unlikely that they will do anything about it.


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