Hi all, When you mentioned 'spam problem', I realized I may have something to contribute, although I'm not so sure. Here is a copy of a recent, unique message I got out of the blue; begin cut & paste; Subject: Verification required for colinthompson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, protected by 0Spam.com. Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 14:45:02 -0400 From: "verify-at-0spam.com |24hoursupport/1.0-Allow|" <v5tbhlqeqa0t@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: (my personal email address) ATTENTION! A message you recently sent to a 0Spam.com user with the subject "[24hoursupport] Re: Free Anti-Virus" was not delivered because they are using the 0Spam.com anti-spam service. Please click the link below to confirm that this is not spam. http://www.0spam.com/verify.php?user=colinthompson&verify=19253 ======================================== This is an automated message from 0Spam.com. Please do not reply to this Email. Looking for a free anti-spam service? Visit us at http://www.0Spam.com for find out more. end cut & paste I did NOT reply to it. I don't even remember sending the original mssg that generated this reply. I was going to delete it. Don't know if this helps. Roland "Spider spider1-at-tampabay.rr.com |24hoursupport/1.0-Allow|" wrote: > > > Here's my take on what is going on. Since no one has access to really good > information about the inner workings of Yahoo Groups and how the many > different ISP's handle their mail we can only guess. > > My opinion is that this random inexplainable failure to deliver messages is > directly related to the SPAM problem. Anyone running a mail service (ISP's) > these days are forced to use some type of software SPAM control or run the > risk of having their servers brought down by the volume of SPAM. > > These SPAM filters are varied and configurable many different ways. Most of > them include a monitor of the sending domain and have triggers built in to > auto-block a domain when large numbers of messages start coming in from that > domain. This threshold will vary from ISP to ISP. Once the trigger fires, > it can re-act many different ways. > > Considering that Yahoo Groups is large, and during a busy period might send > out lots of email, I think they are triggering a SPAM response with some of > the ISP's. The ISP may respond to the perceived SPAM attack by automaticly > bouncing the message with an "unknown recipient" message. The intent is > that the spammer will then drop that email address from their list and > reduce the spam. Some ISP's then trigger a block of that domain. This can > remain blocked until someone at the ISP manually releases the block, or they > might configure to block for a period of time. > > This is only one of many scenarios that could cause this type of issue. > There is not an easy solution to this problem. > > Spider > Http://web.tampabay.rr.com > > -----Original Message----- > From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Merin > Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 1:05 AM > To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: bouncing emails > > Here's the thing, though...Yahoo has reported me as bouncing "unknown > recipient" on several of my email accounts, all of which are completely > valid and do not bounce from any other source. I really do think it's Yahoo > being screwy rather than dozens of other mail servers. > > Merin > http://www.goodcleansoap.com > Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live > as one wishes to live. --Oscar Wilde > > > Disagree with me if you wish. I was merely pointing out why it happens. > > People's mailservers give incorrect responses and Yahoo! stops sending > > mail. If I was sending several million someones a letter, and it was > > returned as "unknown recipient," I wouldn't think "hmm, it just worked > > yesterday," I would just stop sending them mail until they confirmed > > that they mailing address was correct. It wouldn't be worth my effort > > to do anything other than that. > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list > policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.