Gwyn Headley

by Gwyn Headley

Managing Director

We have been deluged by junk mail over the past few days, even more than usual, and as Yvonne has a migraine I’m checking her emails as well.

I thought I got bombarded with junk — but she gets twice as much. She was sent over a thousand between midnight and nine am.

Anyway, this morning Jacqui Norman sent out four Picture Calls to our members (who sign up voluntarily — there is little or no coercion) and loads of them came bouncing back, all with email addresses ending in yahoo.com — Delivery temporarily suspended: host mx2.bt.mail.yahoo.com[195.60.116.133] refused to talk to me: 424 4.6.0 [TS02] and other such impenetrable computer speak.

If I’d signed up for a service like fotoLibra and didn’t hear anything more from them, I’d be inclined to think the company didn’t care. It wouldn’t occur to me that my service provider was blocking messages from them. It’s damaging to us, but I’m at a loss as to know how to deal with it.

The prime offenders are Yahoo, Hotmail and BTInternet. We even have a note in our Welcome email to new members that if they use one of those service providers for their email, the should add mailman@fotoLibra.com to their address book. Even that doesn’t always work, but it helps a little bit.

We’ve tried contacting the companies direct, however we have but a limited life span on this earth and I don’t intend to spend it listening to ‘Fur Elise’ played on a Stylophone. These are companies that are not comfortable talking to customers or other outsiders.

Maybe they have Google Alerts when their names get mentioned frequently. So, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, Yahoo, Hotmail, BTInternet, how do we become an acceptable entity in your eyes?

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4 Responses to “Yahoo Blocks Our Emails”

  1. […] gwyn created an interesting post today on fotoLibra Blog » Blog Archive » Yahoo Blocks Our EmailsHere’s a short outlineThe prime offenders are Yahoo, Hotmail and BTInternet. We even have a note in our Welcome email to new members that if they use one of those service providers for their email, the should add mailman@fotoLibra.com to their address book. … […]

  2. Hi,
    Just a suggestion but could you provide a fotoLibra email for members ie membername@fotolibra.com together with a finite space for mail that can then be downloaded into outlook etc? This would remove the problem.

    • Gwyn Headley says:

      Good thinking Roger! This is actualy one of the new features we are putting together for the next enhancement of fotoLibra. Jacqui will be calling for more suggestions like this in her forthcoming Newsletters.

  3. Bindi Shah says:

    The same has recently happened to me with sending e-mails to btinternet. They used to go through and now they bounce back. I can’t imagine how many businesses this must be affecting. We have taken it up with our hosting service who have contacted Yahoo but are still awaiting a reply!

    Bindi