[24hoursupport] Re: bouncing emails

  • From: Fuzzy Logic <fuzzman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 08:36:09 -0400 (EDT)

Just so you all know, I got my information directly from one of the
engineers at Yahoo! Groups.

Your scenario sounds pretty promising.  I've got a slightly different
theory.  It's not that Y! Groups is triggering a spam response in my
scenario, but simply that the huge amount of mail is just overwhelming
some ISP's mailservers.

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On Sat, 27 Sep 2003, Spider 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.
>>> SNIP <<<
> 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

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