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Re: Problems sending mail to yahoo?
On 10 Apr 2008, at 23:58 , Rob Szarka wrote:
At 02:23 PM 4/10/2008, you wrote:Maybe we all should do the same to them until they quit spewing out all the
Having done my own share of small-scale banging-of-heads-against-yahoo recently, the thing that surprised me was how many people with non- yahoo addresses had their mail handled by yahoo. It turns out that if Y! doesn't want to receive mail from me, suddenly I can't send mail to anybody in my extended family, or to most people I know in the town where I live. These involve domains like ROGERS.COM and BTINTERNET.COM, and not just the obvious Y! domains.
In my more paranoid moments I have wondered how big a market share Y! now has in personal e-mail, given the number of large cable/telcos who have outsourced mail handling to them for their residential products. Once you pass a certain threshold, the fact that Y! subscribers are the only people who can reliably deliver mail to other Y! subscribers provides a competitive advantage and a sales hook to make the resi mail empire even larger. At that point it makes no sense for Y! to expend effort to accept *more* mail from subscribers of other services.
To return to the topic at hand, you may already have outsourced the coordination of your boycott to Yahoo!, too! They're already not accepting your mail. There's no need to stop sending it! :-)