Old 05-15-2006, 01:36 PM
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Default Yahoo Blocks Email Verification

Signing up in this forum requires email verification. Yahoo and AOL are blocking these messages as false positive spam. This is their problem, their spam filters are blocking legitimate emails. Kind of makes you wonder what other important emails AOL is deleting...

Please do not contact us saying that you did not get a verification message. You did get one but your email provider blocked it. We don't have time to manually register account. There are two ways around this problem:
  • You can also set your spam filters to low or whitelist mail at
  • The best solution. Get a different email account like GMail and forward you old yahoo account to your gmail box. I would send you and invite but Yahoo and AOL blocks Gmail invites as well... go figure. Gmail is 100 times better than yahoo... give it a try.

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Old 04-11-2008, 05:07 PM
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I work for a university and we're having the same issue with them. 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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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 checked.

Error Codes: Mar 27 15:14:01 xxxxxxx EA2E51A2231:
to=&lt;tahneshawilliams***********&gt;,[]: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;recentcoin2000***********&gt;, 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

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Old 06-16-2012, 11:02 AM
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Funny this.I thought I had the problem with aol and I thought .I'll use gmail tomorrow but when I checked an hour or so later all your emails were there.In any case aol is quite good because even if it suspects spam it sends it to the spam file and lets you decide whether to delete it
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:48 AM
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:03 PM
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Yup, Necro Thread!!! The info in this thread is now outdated & no longer pertinent.

Still, saying you have issues in funny as hell!!!
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