Apology For Whoring My Friends and Family Out

I really wanted to use the Bank of American banking app, so I turned over all your phone numbers, addresses and email addresses so I can use my phone to transfer money to eat lunch when my account is low.  I also whored you out to get the rotating Hello Kitty Wallpaper.  I hope that the Chinese guys who wrote the app don’t spam you too badly.  And I wanted to use the Yelp app to find places to eat so I whored everyone out for that too.  Since I wanted to use the Free Task Killer instead of the paid version, I whored out all your phone numbers, addresses and email addresses to some guy in India.  Hope you don’t mind too much but now he has your cell phone numbers.  And since I really wanted that photo editing app, I whored all of you out to some guys in Brazil.  They now have your cell phone, home phone, work phone, etc.  Hopefully, they won’t be calling you.  

The state of mobile apps is just appaling.  While YOU may consent to whore out your own information, I hardly think you have the right to whore mine out.  I didn’t consent to it.  While I may not mind YOU calling me, I certainly don’t want to be called or emailed by some douchebag who has purchased my phone number (home, work, cell, etc.) or email (home, work, etc.) from who ever developed the app that YOU decided YOU couldn’t live without and that YOU were too cheap to buy.  

Yahoo Blocking Legit Emails

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[27984]: 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[] refused to talk to me: 553 Mail
from XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX not allowed – [10])