For quite a while now Yahoo has been temporarily rejecting connections from my mail servers ‘due to user complaints’.
I joined their Abuse Feedback Loop program so I would be informed of these user complaints.
Unfortunately, the feedback loop isn’t working that well … as my server’s connections are still being deferred, but I’m not getting a lot of complaint feedback. Yahoo hasn’t returned any of my emails regarding it.
You can read more about the issue on my personal blog: http://www.geekyramblings.org/2009/08/25/yahoo-complaint-feedback-loop-redux/
As it is now, mail sent to Yahoo hosted email accounts will probably be rather significantly delayed (at least hours).
I don’t to have any similar problems with Gmail, Hotmail, or Comcast.
If you have any further questions about this, feel free to contact me directly.
David is a Principal Software Engineer for PTC, Integrity Business Unit. He cut his teeth on the S/36 and has more than 25 years of experience on the IBM i / System i / iSeries / AS400. He primarily works in Java and ILE RPG specializing in cross platform integrations. David has received the COMMON Distinguished Service award and was named an IBM Power Systems Champion. David is an active volunteer with the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fundraising bike ride. He is currently captain of Team RED Chicago. David runs and maintains midrange.com. His personal blog is Geeky Ramblings.