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  • Yahoo Flags Forum Mail as SPAM?

    It seems like Yahoo is flagging all the mail my forum sends out as spam. Anyone else experiencing this?

  • #2
    Spam filters are unreliable. I recommend against them.

    Yes, this is a common problem.

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    • #3
      My Outlook Express has taken upon itself to deem some emails as spam by either deleting them or by placing a *** SPAM *** prefix to the subject of the email. I like it.

      Never had any issues with any forum emails I've had though.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jake Bunce
        Spam filters are unreliable. I recommend against them.

        Yes, this is a common problem.
        disagree wholeheartedly. Otherwise, without them, china and argentina would be spamming my inbox at over 1000 a day. ^_^ My spamtrap acct has over 400 a day full of viagra, mortages, and bootlegs of software. All from Argetnina, China, Korea (open proxies, relays, etc)
        There are only 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't

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        • #5
          Originally posted by WizyWyg
          disagree wholeheartedly. Otherwise, without them, china and argentina would be spamming my inbox at over 1000 a day. ^_^ My spamtrap acct has over 400 a day full of viagra, mortages, and bootlegs of software. All from Argetnina, China, Korea (open proxies, relays, etc)
          I used to have that problem as well, then I removed my email address off of every website it was on, abandoned email addresses that I couldn't remove and created others elsewhere for specific things. Net effect?

          I now get less than 10 spam emails a day across 20 email addresses. Those include Yahoo and MSN email addresses that I use. I don't use any spam filters or software, I just deal with it. I also receive about 15,000 legitimate emails a month because I am on numerous mailing lists on Yahoo!. With an average of 500 emails a day, less than 1% as spam doesn't bother me.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by 0ptima
            It seems like Yahoo is flagging all the mail my forum sends out as spam. Anyone else experiencing this?
            I have this problem most specifically with yahoo. Users simply cannot register with yahoo email addresses.... others seem to work, but yahoo is the one that never ever works.

            Has anyone else seen this and is there a way to fool their spam blockers? Seems they are or must be targeting forum mailers. ?
            www.morcmtb.org

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            • #7
              we have has this problem with AOL emails.

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              • #8
                AOL can mark a whole IP range or set of servers as spam centers, which is a problem in it self which is almost unresovable

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                • #9
                  anyway to get the server ip unblacklisted?

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                  • #10
                    Spend alot of time and effort on the phone with AOL.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Zachery
                      Spend alot of time and effort on the phone with AOL.
                      Sod that I'll get one of the management to do it. (Although i find it funny as the band are on Warner Records. Part of the AOL Time Warner empire.)

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                      • #12
                        i never had any problems i just click on not spam then yahoo knows that is not spam
                        most e-mail do that

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                        • #13
                          forums always email me and it is never marked as spam, so I dunno?

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                          • #14
                            The problem with forum mail is someone who wants to stop getting it just marks it as spam instead of unsubscribing. It only takes few people to mark the same email as spam for all the mail to become spam.

                            That is the inherent problem with systems that take account of what the users say; a high propensity to false positives from legitimate mass mailings. I downloaded some spam system that worked like this and it was marking amazon.com emails as spam.
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                            • #15
                              I signed up with SpamCop a while ago and redirect all my catchall emails to that account, and older accounts and the accounts I only check once a month. Any other 'expected' email is filtered in my email client calypso and all the unexpected email is handled by spamassassin on the mail server. What rests are the v1agra typing error emails that get passed the filters. Each time I check my email (once per 10 minutes or per hour at most) it has a few spam mails which I redirect back to spamcop.

                              Once a month I login to spamcop and filter out what isn't needed after quickly glancing at it. Everything left over that isn't recognized as spam but was unwanted and obviously just spam, gets reported and spamcop will handle it from there.

                              A little bit of work, but only takes up 10 minutes per month for me. And that makes it worth it.

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