[Mailman-Users] Mailman postings deferred by Yahoo

Rick Harris rick at learntime.com
Wed Feb 20 18:34:46 CET 2008

I guess the point of this and other messages regarding spam is that Yahoo is
being very cautious and erring on the side of protecting their clients.
Meanwhile, in my Yahoo mail account this morning, I flagged as spam a
message supposedly coming from Yahoo mail offering me random prizes, an
offer for me to claim some cash from Nigeria, and some porn.  

All my list is trying to do is to communicate with 15 golfers about what
time they are supposed to show up to play on Saturday.  Only 3 of those are
Yahoo addresses.

Rick Harris

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen J. Turnbull [mailto:stephen at xemacs.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:31 AM
To: Brian Carpenter
Cc: 'Attila Kinali'; 'Rick Harris'; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Mailman postings deferred by Yahoo

Brian Carpenter writes:
[ IIRC it was Attila Kinali who wrote: ]

 > > 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!

You're welcome to like the attitude, but it's really just the flip
side of Yahoo's.  The problem is spam, not Yahoo, and Yahoo serves a
clientele that in general cares more about spam getting through when
they don't want it than ham not getting through when they do want it.

If you really want to stick it to Yahoo, they claim that they respect
authenticated mail.  PGP sign everything that goes through your
server.  If they're serious about delivering mail that their users
want, that had better be good enough.

Not-yet-caring-enough-to-sign-my-own-mail-ly y'rs,

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