[Mailman-Users] DMARC and Bellsouth, etc.

Mike Starr mike at writestarr.com
Thu Apr 17 19:10:00 CEST 2014

I can't answer your specific question but a number of years ago I 
created a Yahoo account which required the creation of a Yahoo email 
address. I have never used that email address nor have I divulged it to 
anyone. Oddly enough, thousands of spam email addresses land in that 
Yahoo email account. I can only assume that Yahoo routinely sells email 
addresses indiscriminately... not caring if they're delivering those 
email addresses to spammers. The only other alternative is that somehow 
Yahoo's security at the time was so lax that spammers were able to hack 
into their servers and grab millions of Yahoo email addresses.

Best Regards,

Mike Starr, Writer
Technical Writer   -    Online Help Developer   -   WordPress Websites
Graphic Designer - Desktop Publisher - Custom Microsoft Word templates
(262) 694-1028   -  mike at writestarr.com   -  http://www.writestarr.com
President - Working Writers of Wisconsin http://www.workingwriters.org/

On 4/17/2014 11:13 AM, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> Stephen, thanks for your generous reply, and your insights. It does 
> seem to me, though, that when megabucks are riding on additional 
> bandwidth, and if Yahoo is serious about controlling spam, they might 
> start by putting some resources behind putting their own house in 
> order. Someone, maybe it was you, posted on this forum earlier that 
> perhaps 90% or more of spam with a yahoo.com origin (or one of their 
> international DNs) actually _does_ come from Yahoo and that their 
> response to abuse notifications is abysmal to nonexistent. So it looks 
> to me as if one of two things is happening here. Either the right hand 
> doesn't know what the left hand is doing (or not doing), or this is a 
> blatant, cynical attack on network neutrality designed to push people 
> toward Yahoo's own list service. Has anyone seen or heard any figures 
> on how much this DMARC fiasco has cost Yahoo in terms of the number of 
> email end-users who have left their service? Someone mentioned that it 
> was substantial enough to probably get their attention. 

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list