[kwlug-disc] mutt-compatible mail client

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Sun May 11 06:53:48 EDT 2014


On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 06:42:37AM -0400, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 03:24:57AM -0400, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> > 
> > William Park wrote:
> > > Well, if it was working, then what's changed?
> > 
> > Yahoo changed.  They recently started enforcing DMARC, which, to
> > quote, Breaks! Every! Mailing! List! In! The! World!
> > 
> > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/08/yahoo_breaks_every_mailing_list_in_the_world_says_email_guru/
> > 
> > I see Paul is using a Yahoo e-mail address, so he might be affected.
> 
Actually, maybe this is not exactly the problem. My messages are not
being sent out to the mailing list and then being rejected; they are
being rejected as soon as I try to send them. In particular, I get
this rejection: 

SMTP session failed: 554 Transaction failed :  Cannot send message due to possible abuse; please visit http://postmaster.yahoo.com/abuse_smtp.html

Do you think that the suggested URL gives me any useful information?
Well, maybe, once you jump through hoops. The best I found was this
page, which does not list the text of my error: 

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail/smtp-error-codes-sln23996.html

but does have the helpful text "Yahoo is unable to disclose specific
information regarding our filtering practices." with other 554 errors.

- Paul, who is not making his argument for keeping a yahoo account any
  stronger




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