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Podie

43,044 posts

177 months

Monday 12th June 2006
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mattley said:
Podie said:
mattley said:
Yahoo mail get's spam filtered ny everyone who runs a decent filter. I have no idea why anyone uses it.

:?


er... in English?


Sorry, I meant to say,

Yahoo mail get's spam filtered by everyone who runs a decent filter. I have no idea why anyone uses it.


Meaning I set up a new yahoo account, and everyone I sent mail to got my mail dumped as spam.

Maybe I caught them at a bad time, but I've never bothered with it since. Rubbish in my experience.


Thanks. Read it about ten times and thought what's he on about?!?

Lois

Original Poster:

14,702 posts

154 months

Monday 12th June 2006
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May sound dumb here but what the heck is this POP3 thingy?

mattley

2,758 posts

124 months

Monday 12th June 2006
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Pigeon said:
However, decent spam filters do not indiscriminately block emails from large email providers just because a few tts use those providers to send spam


I appreciate that, hence my possible bad day comment, but I used about seven different accounts to test, among them Spam Assassin, CanIt and Message Labs, harldy amateurs. At the point where the big boys feel the need to block huge ranges, there's obviously something very wrong somewhere.

mattley

2,758 posts

124 months

Monday 12th June 2006
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Lois said:
May sound dumb here but what the heck is this POP3 thingy?


It means you can use Outlook or Outlook express or whatever your favourite mail client is, to talk directly to the mail server, no need for the web client, and it seems that the web servers are down not the mail servers themselves.

staceyb

7,107 posts

126 months

Monday 12th June 2006
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mattley said:
Lois said:
May sound dumb here but what the heck is this POP3 thingy?


It means you can use Outlook or Outlook express or whatever your favourite mail client is, to talk directly to the mail server, no need for the web client, and it seems that the web servers are down not the mail servers themselves.



Lois just and and pretend you know what they are on about

cos I haven't got a foggiest what they are talking about either
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Podie

43,044 posts

177 months

Monday 12th June 2006
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It's back!

Frederick

4,758 posts

122 months

Tuesday 13th June 2006
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there's been some kind of auto-responding javascripty worm working it's way through yahoo, it was probably pulled for a security measure

(info on sarc/symantec research etc)

Polarbert

17,667 posts

133 months

Tuesday 13th June 2006
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Mine and me mums was fubared as well babe. Don't know what its like know.

zumbruk

4,921 posts

162 months

Tuesday 13th June 2006
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IME Yahoo mail goes up and down like a tarts knickers. Their DNS is nothing to write home about, either. I've never had problems with email source from Yahoo being rejected as spam, though.

r988

7,494 posts

131 months

Tuesday 13th June 2006
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Lois said:
May sound dumb here but what the heck is this POP3 thingy?


It means you can download your yahoo mail to Outlook (or outlook express) like your standard ISP provided email, also something called client based email as opposed to web based email. I think Yahoo only allows POP3 for premium accounts though anyway.

I usually just use Gmail (though I have accounts with many free providers)

Kinky

35,963 posts

171 months

Tuesday 13th June 2006
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Podie said:
It's back!


But very slowly and intermittently.

Causing me grief with the lottery syndicate for PH members

Even more so considering it's 2 days to closing date for payment.

K

pistonbroke PHd

2,058 posts

110 months

Wednesday 17th October 2007
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Jump forward 16 months.......

Is anybody else having agg with Yahoo? I never used to have any problems with it but recently it's been a right pain. At this moment I can't access anything.






it's even been better than PH of late yikes

Lois

Original Poster:

14,702 posts

154 months

Wednesday 17th October 2007
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I've been on today and it's been fine. Still does the dodgy password thing from time to time though.

pistonbroke PHd

2,058 posts

110 months

Wednesday 17th October 2007
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I'm getting the following message (apart from a white/blank screen)


Ouch!
The error, LaunchCurlError-28, occurred when trying to connect to Yahoo! Mail.



Kinky

35,963 posts

171 months

Wednesday 17th October 2007
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Been working fine for me all day long.

No help I know.

K

Moose.

5,314 posts

143 months

Wednesday 17th October 2007
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No probs here. Been using it everyday since they days of RocketMail (remember them? wink)

spitfire-ian

3,087 posts

130 months

Thursday 18th October 2007
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Moose. said:
No probs here. Been using it everyday since they days of RocketMail (remember them? wink)
Didn't rocketmail get swallowed up into Hotmail? I could be wrong.