Email Deliverability Update 12-21-06

Posted by joy


Email deliverability update, from the front lines. Two trends I’ve heard of interest.

1)I’m hearing that Verizon residential email accounts can’t send outgoing email messages to more than 10 recipients at a time.

2)I’ve written in the past about Yahoo email deliverability issues, and I’m starting to hear of reports that Yahoo isn’t greylisting, but that they are rate-limiting incoming mail. Apparently, Yahoo will accept emails in queues of less than seven but not a continual mail queue.

A note, I’m still seeing lots of interest on this topic, as evidenced by the numbers of visitors from small and medium sized businesses who continue to find my earlier Yahoo deliverability posts.

[tags]Email deliverability, Verizon Mail, Yahoo Mail, mail, spam[/tags]


3 Responses to “Email Deliverability Update 12-21-06”

  1. mike Says:

    mad @ yahoo - message left from my new (32 minutes young) cingular8525

  2. Bill Says:

    really mad at yahoo

  3. Wendell Says:

    I’ve been using a free Yahoo email account for personal emails for a couple of years - small volume, rarely using multiple addresses, etc. Over the past 12 months, the service has become increasingly unreliable. It is rare - maybe 1 eail out of 20 - but not unsurprising for a message to arrive 24 to 48 hours after being posted from an equally ordinary PC account. Interestingly, these “new messages” (”unread email”) appear in my inbox, sorted by date, in the spot they would have appeared had they arrived promptly.

    I can’t believe what is happening to me has much to do with spam as there is no obvious connection to volume or content (e.g. hotlinks, images). I do wonder if it is related to another problem which sometimes appears: difficulty logging on to Yahoo at all (”… waiting for ad.farm…”)

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