[Mailman-Users] Mailman postings deferred by Yahoo

Dennis Black dblack at ualberta.ca
Wed Feb 20 17:23:46 CET 2008

Brian Carpenter wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Rick Harris [mailto:rick at learntime.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:57 AM
>> To: 'Brian Carpenter'; 'Attila Kinali'
>> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
>> Subject: RE: [Mailman-Users] Mailman postings deferred by Yahoo
>> 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.
>> Thanks,
>> Rick Harris
> I doubt any web hosting company is going to enabled personalization on a
> shared server environment. I know we won't. It is just too large of a
> resource hit.
> I also am not seeing this magic number (5) triggering Yahoo's response in my
> observations of our mail logs. I think people are just speculating when they
> try to find out why Yahoo is delaying their mail.
> Regards,
> Brian
The "5" limit comes from a Yahoo page,

Dennis Black
System Admin
Academic Information and Communication Technologies (AICT)
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