Yahoo Blacking Listing University

I work for a university and we’re having heck sending mail to people who use Yahoo. 
We’ve been back and forth over it.  We’ve been told were in a black
hole list first.  We proved that we were not.  Then we were told that
we were a relay.  We ran the relay check at and proved that
we were not.  Now we’re being told that we’re a proxy when I know for a
fact that we are not.  Our IPS wouldn’t allow it even *if* our mail
server did. 

I’m really sick of Yahoo and since I work at a University, we’ll begin
advising all of them to get an account with Gmail or Inbox straight
away.    I have to tell you that based on the Webster’s Dictionary
definition that they’ve certainly named their company properly….


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 Audio Help   [yah-hoo, yey-, yah-hoo] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation –noun, plural -hoos.

1. (in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels) one of a race of brutes, having the form and all the vices of humans, who are subject to the Houyhnhnms.
2. (lowercase) an uncultivated or boorish person; lout; philistine; yokel.
3. (lowercase) a coarse or brutish person.

Our Email Thread with the Yahoos @ Yahoo

Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Mail.

Thank you for submitting this IP for retesting.  I am currently unable
to remove the block from our servers since this IP address still
appears to be an open proxy.
I recommend that you download a utility so you can run an open proxy check on this IP address. Such utilities are available at:

Once you have ensured that open proxy is closed, please notify us and we will be able to retest this IP address.

For assistance with delivery issues to Yahoo! Mail, please visit:

Your patience during this process is greatly appreciated.

Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Mail. Your case number for this
issue is XXXXXXXXXX. Please reference it in all future communication
about this particular issue.


Chris Warren

Yahoo! Mail Customer Care

Original Message Follows:

We were never a proxy and never a relay.  You blacklisted us because we
subscribe to NJABL and it black listed you. If you have evidence to the
contrary we would very much like to see it.  We plan on advising all of
our students not to use Yahoo mail if you continue.  My boss is
offering a substantial bounty for a single unsolicited email from us to
a yahoo subscriber.  If you continue we will have no choice but to
suggest that our students get gmail accounts.

—–Original Message—–
From: Yahoo! Mail <>
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 8:39 PM


Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Mail.

I have retested the IP address you submitted and it appears that the
open proxy/relay situation with this IP has been resolved. We have now
removed the block from our servers for this IP address. However, please
note that it may take approximately one week for the changes to take
full effect.

For assistance with delivery issues to Yahoo! Mail, please visit:

Please let me know if you still experience problems so we may assist you further to resolve your issue.

Your patience during this process is greatly appreciated.

Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Mail.



Yahoo! Customer Care


For assistance with all Yahoo! services please visit:

Original Message Follows:





Subject: Other

IP Addresses: Your mail servers are generating bogus error messages. 
According to your web site, you have us listed as an open relay, which
we are not.  We are also not in any of the RBL's.  I've

Error Codes:     Mar 27 15:14:01 xxxxxxx EA2E51A2231:
to=&lt;;,[]:25, delay=24,
delays=0.02/0/24/0, ds n=4.0.0, status=deferred (host[]
refused to talk to me: 553 Mail from xxxxxxxxxxxx not allowed – [10])

Mar 27 14:50:29 xxxxx  postfix/qmgr[27984]: 497B11A21FE:
to=&lt;;, relay=none, delay=5.3,
delays=5.2/0.03/0/0, dsn=4.0.0, status=deferred (delivery temporarily
suspended: host[] refused to talk to
me: 553 Mail from XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX not allowed – [10])

Contents: I'm sorry but I'm not priviliged to give you
another user's email contents.  I will paste the test message
that I sent myself. 

Test to me

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions –

Additional Info: Please fix this as it is affecting our ability to communicate with our students and our prospective students.

While Viewing:

Form Name:

Yahoo ID:

Other ID:

Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b4)
Gecko/2008030714 Firefox/3.0b4

Date Originated: Thursday March 27, 2008 – 13:21:28



Stealth Junk – La Madelines

Today, we’re taking on another one of the “light” restaurants – La Madeline.  At the request of a co-worker, we’re going to see how his average lunch at La Madeline’s stacks up against our junk food icon – the Big Mac & Large Fry.  Now, I’ll be the first to admit that he could do a lot better by leaving out the bread sticks.  Sheehs, the bread sticks, calorie wise, are nearly equal to the Big Mac by itself.

Entrees –

La Madeline 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken
Calories 680
Grams of Fat 37

McDonald’s Big Mac
Calories 540
Grams of Fat 29

Side dish –

Mushroom Soup
Calories 240
Grams of Fat 22

Sourdough Bread Sticks X 3
Calories 180 x 3 = 540
Fat Grams 1.5 x 3 = 4.5

McDonalds French Fries
Large Fries
Calories 570
Fat grams 30