[Mailman-Users] Mailman postings deferred by Yahoo

Brian Carpenter brian at emwd.com
Wed Feb 20 17:20:19 CET 2008

> "Rick Harris" <rick at learntime.com> wrote:
> > Yes.  I am on a shared server.  It seems that Yahoo picks up on the
> fact
> > that this is going to multiple recipients (apparent 5+ raises the
> flag).
> > Since I am on a shared server, it appears that my option for
> personalization
> > is turned off.  If I understand correctly, personalization might
> overcome
> > the Yahoo problem but might cause a problem with my host if my list
> was a
> > large one.  That may be an easier fight.
> Yes, it might overcome this problem, but you'll get another,
> even worse one: maintenance problems. Every setting you have
> in your MTA needs to be checked over updates and might cause
> undesired effects in case something, somewhere (even a remote host)
> changes. Thus i will not add any special setting for yahoo or
> any other freemailer/ISP/whatever

Actually personalization is made within mailman not at the MTA level.

> If yahoo wants to receive mails from my server (and i'm sure
> they want because their users subscribed to my lists), then
> they have to play nice like everyone else too.

I like your attitude!

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