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  # 256948 19-Sep-2009 01:00
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farcus:

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


oh dear... he's more worried about others having emails from him classified as spam over using some hax/bandaid to mask a different problem.




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  # 256957 19-Sep-2009 07:40
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So what do you suggest then?

BTW, in answer to your last question, my account hasn't been compromised, its less than 2 weeks old now, and this spam rubbish started email #1 in first minute of having the account, and the big warnings started within 5 minutes. I've never had this happen with any other email address, nor have I personally heard it happen to anyone else.

The warnings have gone away, I'm not getting asked for capcha currently, but really what the point in having an email address if none of the intended recipients gets the emails.

Actually as said before, it is possible that switching to classic gets rid of the capcha, as i'm using classic now and maybe its coincidence, but it hasn't asked for it since I was using the "all new" mail.

 
 
 
 




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  # 258690 27-Sep-2009 10:57
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Its been over a week, and I still haven't heard from Yahoo.

Maybe I went into their spam folder too?

So looks like I'm going to have to pay to subscribe to Yahoo, which then gives me live help desk, to then ask them why my emails are going into everyones spam folders, and no amount of clicking "not spam" is stopping this from happening.

As I asked before, perhaps when I subscribe all my troubles will go away as then I'm a paid subscriber, not just a random getting a disposable email address?


EDIT- 30th Sept:

Problem solved!

How? By subscribing and paying the $31 NZD annual fee.

Now everyone I've asked gets my emails and they are in the inbox!

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  # 260413 2-Oct-2009 03:08
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that's a bit rude really, I wonder if they will re-break things again if you decide not to pay next year. Perhaps gmail.com or gmail + your own domain name will be your permanent fix.

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  # 260419 2-Oct-2009 03:43
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insane: that's a bit rude really, I wonder if they will re-break things again if you decide not to pay next year. Perhaps gmail.com or gmail + your own domain name will be your permanent fix.










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  # 260438 2-Oct-2009 08:31
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insane: that's a bit rude really, I wonder if they will re-break things again if you decide not to pay next year.


Haha! Yeah they probably will. Giving them money = instant fix.

So does this mean that the logic is dirty spamm0rs never pay the $31NZD?? Would a spam address be shut down too quick to make paying the $31 each time worth while?

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  # 260605 2-Oct-2009 15:46
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I have 3 up to date virus scanners

are they all running at the same time , Thats not a recommended solution as they will interfare with each other

and for $2.95 a month you could have kept your yahooxtra.co.nz email address did they not give you that option

 
 
 
 


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  # 260608 2-Oct-2009 15:58
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quite frankly i wouldn't pay them anything they obviously don't care about their free users much so why should you care about them show them you loyalty by going elsewhere. Im lucky to be an Orcon customer if i leave my @orcon.net.nz email address is mine for life for free so i'll never need to change it
and back on track i can tell you now that just about 65% of mine and my friends spam originates from an yahoo.com account so you may well find that the block of iP addresses you in has been blacklisted



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  # 260614 2-Oct-2009 16:04
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Athlonite: for $2.95 a month you could have kept your yahooxtra.co.nz email address did they not give you that option


When I went from Xtra dialup to Telecom mobile broadband they killed my xtra email account then, and said I would need to subscribe to their lowest dial up plan (I believe $5 at the time) to keep it as xtra dialup is different to Telecom mobile broadband.

So I went back to hotmail, no spam issues there except for the university of Canterbury being only exception.

This time with Telecom wired broadband, they possibly mentioned it, but I didn't really want to get a seperate bill or seperate direct debit for $2.95/month just for emails alone. So I opened a free email account. I mean really how many people pay for their email account? Maybe I hang with the wrong crowd, but not one of my contacts pays for their email addresses. It seems to be only me that had that spam problem as nobody I spoke to has historically suffered the same problem. But once I paid, it was fixed.

Athlonite: and back on track i can tell you now that just about 65% of mine and my friends spam originates from an yahoo.com account so you may well find that the block of iP addresses you in has been blacklisted


But if you read a few posts back, you will see that everyone I emailled I'd go into their SPAM folder, even my own emails to myself were spam. Clicking "not spam" had no effect. Didn't matter which email provider I emailled it was all spam. Annoying spam spam spam after spam.

Then I paid the subscription, thats all, one minute before I subscribed I was spam, then after it confirmed subscription and I was upgraded to mail plus, like magic, no more spam.

So based on the above paragraph, what is the excuse for what happened?

By the way, later the day I subscribed, I got the email from Yahoo regarding my spam question stating they have received my query, and an answer would be provided within 24 hours. Its now been over 48 and still no answer. Not that this is a problem, as I have already "solved" the issue.

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