Here’s the skinny people. If you have a Yahoo mail account, forward it somewhere else. Get a free gmail account or what ever else is out there. Anywhere that will actually let your get your email. After all, that is the purpose of having an email account. They’ve decided that since they’re Yahoo that they’ll be blocking anyone who sends them too many email bounces or what ever else they please. What does this mean to you, you ask….
In short, anyone that Yahoo suddenly stops liking – in my case that would like be your COLLEGE – can suddenly no longer send you email. And Yahoo doesn’t tell you that you’re not getting. The person sending the email doesn’t get told that you’re not getting. It just magically never arrives in your inbox because Yahoo’s mail system “eats” it.
We’re not an open relay. I ran the test at abuse.net and we passed.
I’ve checked all of the RBL’s and we’re not listed. We’re an
educational institution. We don’t spam anyone. I’d taser anyone here
that I caught spamming through our mail server. Now, for whatever
reason Yahoo has cooked up, we can’t send email to anyone with a
yahoo.com email. We get a rejection message. The error below is
straight out of our server logs. It’s from *my* work email address to
*my* yahoo mail address. The subject was “test” and the body of the
email said “test to see I can get this”
27 14:50:29 mailhost postfix/qmgr: 497B11A21FE:
to=<XXXXX@yahoo.com>, relay=none, delay=5.3, delays=5.2/0.03/0/0,
dsn=4.0.0, status=deferred (delivery temporarily suspended: host
g.mx.mail.yahoo.com[184.108.40.206] refused to talk to me: 553 Mail
from XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX not allowed – )