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Re: contact at yahoo mail? (they think we're an open relay :< )

  • From: Paul S. Brown
  • Date: Fri Oct 10 18:13:46 2003

On Thursday 09 October 2003 11:30 pm, chuck goolsbee wrote:
> >>Today our email forwarders started getting this from
> >>mail handlers:
> >
> ><snip>
> >Us too.  And more than one ISP that I have seen (for example,
> > mentioned that one of their boxes was being blocked)
> >
> >Something looks badly borked there.
> bork bork bork
> Indeed. They were blocking our servers this morning, but without any
> intervention by us (to my knowledge) it is working again now. Go
> figure.
> Does yahoo have any *real* mail accounts anyway? I think the only
> time I actually send anything to mail addresses is when we
> are actively hiring people. Isn't yahoo mail only used to hide job
> hunting from current employers? =)

As of last month Yahoo! are providing some mail services for BT Openworld in 
the UK, soon to be all of their consumer mail accounts.