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# 41414 15-Sep-2009 18:15
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I signed up for a new yahoo email account, as xtra killed my old email account after I moved to Vodafone.

Trouble is, sometimes when I send emails a BIG warning comes up taking up 1/3 the screen saying that my email was not sent as I'm suspected of being a spammer.

I have now been informed that RANDOMLY my emails either go in their inbox, or spam (so not consistently one or the other).

If I email myself, it just goes straight to spam folder.

So why is this occuring, and how do I stop it from occuring?

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  # 255939 15-Sep-2009 19:35
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Use a different email service. Like Gmail.

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  # 255940 15-Sep-2009 19:40
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Are you in fact a dirty spamm0r?

ROFL

(Had to ask ya know!)







 
 
 
 




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  # 255941 15-Sep-2009 19:48
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Well I don't really understand why it threw a tanty about that particular email that I sent?

I mean why did it set off alarm bells?

There was no bad words, no mention of bombs or anything dodgy, and it was a reply to an email I received from a friend, not one I started myself.

Quite annoying really. Gmail did not have the email address I wanted, and I want to use the messenger currently on my PC as msn throws a wobbly with my mobile broadband.

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  # 255983 16-Sep-2009 00:55
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Do you have a static IP? check various RBL's to make sure your IP or a netblock that you fall under of your ISP is not blacklisted.


try sending an email while using an internet connection from another ISP and see if you get stuck again. Also someone that you sent an email to may have flagged it as spam?



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  # 256090 16-Sep-2009 12:37
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Everything is as default. So if default Vista is dynamic IP, then thats what I must have. I'm also on mobile broadband - didn't have this issue on landline broadband.

Also an observation, if I email myself and it goes into spam, and I say not spam, the next message still goes into spam. My friend with gmail, same story, each time he clicks not spam, but my next message goes into spam folder.

So my next question is, if I subscribe and pay yahoo the $20/year, will doing that in itself solve my problem, or do even people who pay the money still get treated like spammers too?

Another unrelated annoyance about Yahoo, randomly when I send emails (its done this for the last year), it asks me to enter some random letters/numbers from a box. I have no problem with the idea of this feature in itself, except it gets it wrong. I enter the code exactly, caps correct in all, but most of the time it takes 2 or 3 attempts to pass. Anyway does anyone know if I suscribe to Yahoo, will that eliminate this feature, or again am I going to be treated like spammer regardless?

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  # 256116 16-Sep-2009 13:23
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Comradehunt: Everything is as default. So if default Vista is dynamic IP, then thats what I must have. I'm also on mobile broadband - didn't have this issue on landline broadband.

Also an observation, if I email myself and it goes into spam, and I say not spam, the next message still goes into spam. My friend with gmail, same story, each time he clicks not spam, but my next message goes into spam folder.

So my next question is, if I subscribe and pay yahoo the $20/year, will doing that in itself solve my problem, or do even people who pay the money still get treated like spammers too?

Another unrelated annoyance about Yahoo, randomly when I send emails (its done this for the last year), it asks me to enter some random letters/numbers from a box. I have no problem with the idea of this feature in itself, except it gets it wrong. I enter the code exactly, caps correct in all, but most of the time it takes 2 or 3 attempts to pass. Anyway does anyone know if I suscribe to Yahoo, will that eliminate this feature, or again am I going to be treated like spammer regardless?


Have you tried contacting Yahoo?
They are usually pretty good at getting back within a few days.

Are you using a yahoo.com address or a yahoo.co.nz address?

I use a yahoo.co.nz address - have had the same address for 10 years and have never seen the issues you describe.

For the .co.nz address you can get smtp and pop access without having to fork out $20



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  # 256121 16-Sep-2009 13:41
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I'm using the .com of same address, as telecom closed my xtra.co.nz address with only 2 hours warning, and now that address is unavailable, and the yahoo.co.nz address is taken.

Now I really am confused, am I the only one on yahoo that has to do the random enter letters/numbers to send an email? Money is no object if it removes the above 2 things I've talked about.

I have not contacted them, as I thought surely I'm not the only one in the world with these problems, and thought someone would have the answer?

 
 
 
 


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  # 256132 16-Sep-2009 14:38
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Comradehunt: I'm using the .com of same address, as telecom closed my .co.nz address with only 2 hours warning, and now that address is unavailable.

Now I really am confused, am I the only one on yahoo that has to do the random enter letters/numbers to send an email? Money is no object if it removes the above 2 things I've talked about.

I have not contacted them, as I thought surely I'm not the only one in the world with these problems, and thought someone would have the answer?


When you say telecom closed your .co.nz address you mean they closed your yahooxtra (xtra.co.nz) account
Telecom could not have closed a yahoo.co.nz address as these are still administered from Australia.

Try setting up a yahoo.co.nz address and you should have all the features you need to pay cash for with a yahoo.com address

try here

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  # 256136 16-Sep-2009 14:48
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This is a fantastic example of why $10USD for a .com or $30NZD for a .co.nz domain is a good idea.

You own the domain name, your address never changes, but you can change your email provider at will, including using free webmail systems like Gmail, Google Apps, Yahoo, or Hotmail, and having all your yourname@yourdomain.co.nz arriving in that inbox.









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  # 256140 16-Sep-2009 14:58
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Sigh.

Why does Yahoo have 280,000,000+ email users if one cannot use their email services like a .co.nz?

Surely if the answer was go to gmail, or go to xxx.co.nz, then Yahoo would have zero users, because one by one everyone would have left?

While a Domain name would be cool, all I want to do is send emails without them being classed as spam, from my CURRENT email address, not a .co.nz or gmail.

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  # 256238 16-Sep-2009 18:04
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Now I really am confused, am I the only one on yahoo that has to do the random enter letters/numbers to send an email? Money is no object if it removes the above 2 things I've talked about.


perhaps your password has become compromised and someone is using your account to sent out spam, or is using your username / password to authenticate their spamming activity.

dissable pop and imap access in your yahoo settings and change your password. Then wait a long while while your reputation increases over time as you send legitimate email.

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  # 256257 16-Sep-2009 19:31
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Comradehunt:  all I want to do is send emails without them being classed as spam, from my CURRENT email address, not a .co.nz or gmail.


Then clearly your best course of action is to submit a query with Yahoo help.

it will take them a few days to get back to you - but that would be the best place to ask.

The alternative is to submit a question to the yahoo user community forums

http://answers.yahoo.com/dir/index;_ylt=At2uXECAMrz04ZnNQ4TFjlrCDn1G;_ylv=3?sid=396546091

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  # 256267 16-Sep-2009 20:14
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If you can afford it register your own domain and use a private email service, for privacy & performance i've been always using my own private email server.




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  # 256696 17-Sep-2009 23:14
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I have written to Yahoo, awaiting response.

Now everyone says every email from me goes to spam.

Now one guy says that since this has been happening, his spam has increased five-fold. As if he is suggesting I have some undiagnosed virus or something?

I have 3 up to date virus scanners, no viruses, never had one before, no malware, I only go to selected few websites, don't download music, etc or play games online, or any of the places people regularly get them.

I never get spam myself, except a friend of mine 2 weeks ago with unused hotmail account has had it hijacked somehow, and I get emails each week which appear to be from him, but are directing me to go to a certain website, of course I don't click the link, and just junk these emails. I assume it sends emails to everyone in his address book. This has not happened to me though.

????

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  # 256701 17-Sep-2009 23:37
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This here explains why you have to enter the number string before you can send.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Atx4bneGfXAc.5FGfeRogjojzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20090808205406AAYPsrl

It seems Yahoo make new account holders enter a number string on new accounts and also on accounts they suspect of spamming.

I did read somewhere that you can bypass this by switching to the classic interface - haven't confirmed it though.

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