[GNC-dev] [GNC] Yahoo blocking GnuCash Email

Derek Atkins derek at ihtfp.com
Sat Sep 21 13:48:05 EDT 2019

Indeed, the queue dropped from over 6000 to 130 (normal size). So it looks 
like the blockage has been fixed, for now.

Sent using my mobile device. Please excuse any typos.
On September 21, 2019 1:40:16 PM wheelercsg-lists at yahoo.com wrote:

> This Yahoo user has seen your email!
> I hadn't received any emails from the list since Sept 13. I started to
> receive them again on Sept 20 at around 5:15 PM Eastern. Hopefully, it's
> not just me and the blockage is fully resolved now.
> On 2019-09-20 1:37 p.m., Derek Atkins wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Starting around September 10, Yahoo appears to have started blocking
>> SMTP (email) originating at code.gnucash.org.  This means that yahoo
>> users have been prevented from receiving any mail (including list mail
>> and bug mail), and worse, they've been blocked from sending mail *to*
>> the list as well (due to sender-verify blocking them because yahoo is
>> blocking us).
>> Unfortunately, this appears to be a "due to user complaints" blockage,
>> and Yahoo is pretty tight-lipped about why it actually is blocking.
>> This could be due to people flagging gnucash email as spam (which might
>> include the monthly password reminders), or it could be as stupid as
>> people receiving the email but never reading it.  But like I said, Yahoo
>> won't tell me the source of the blockage.
>> I am hoping this will clear up on it's own.  If not, I might need to
>> literally unsubscribe every yahoo user and then request each person to
>> re-subscribe themselves to the list (once email clears up).
>> I realize that no Yahoo users will actually *see* this email, but I'm
>> hoping they will eventually be able to google for gnucash email yahoo
>> problem or something like that and this email will pop up in a couple
>> days in the archives.  Alternately, email will clean up and the queue
>> will get flushed.
>> If anyone has other ideas, please let me know.
>> -derek

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