Problems sending mail to yahoo?

Rob Szarka szlists at
Fri Apr 11 03:58:05 UTC 2008

At 02:23 PM 4/10/2008, you wrote:
>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!

If there were an coordinated boycott, I would participate. Yahoo is 
*by far* the worst single abuser of our server among the "legitimate" 
email providers.

I report dozens of spams from my personal account alone every day and 
never receive anything other than automated messages claiming to have 
dealt with the same abuse that continues around the clock or, worse, 
bogus/clueless claims that the IP in question is not theirs and 
suggestions that I check the same ARIN database that I used to 
confirm the responsible party in the first place. Until I read this 
thread, my suspicion was that all my spam reports were triggering the 
4xx delays, and I'm still not sure that's not the case. (I only have 
one customer forwarding to, and that's post-filters.) 
Naturally, they delay mail to abuse at the same as any other mail.

And, yes, I've tried to reach a human there. The only humans I ever 
reached briskly forwarded me to voice mail hell for customer support.

So, I will start sending 5XX or 4XX messages to Yahoo if you guys 
will. I don't care if I have to spend all day on the phone with my 
customers explaining why. They hate spam, too, and they'll understand.

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