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Yahoo stopped taking spam reports

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I used to go to a location on their site that I stumbled on where I could fill out a form with headers and other information about an email which actually came from Yahoo servers (it had the yahoo domain key in the headers). Sometimes they'd disable the Yahoo userID, sometimes ignore it. Most times, I felt like it did more than just reporting it via SPAMCOP.

That form is gone now. It get redirected to their help page on spam which essentially says "press the Report spam" button if you get spam. All the Contact Customer service buttons do the same thing. There's no direct way to contact anyone about spam at Yahoo.

I guess this was one of the departments or positions they've eliminated with the 1500 body layoff they announced this week. But they took that page down in January or February.

Anyone have any more effective way to wacking Yahoo with a 2x4 (gets more results, IMO).

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Anyone have any more effective way to wacking Yahoo with a 2x4 (gets more results, IMO).

Not me! Right now yahoo seem to be in league with pedophiles, hackers, phishers. Not noticed in my Hotmail account (set-up for spammers). Right now they are the major 99% of HotMail spam I receive. I just report through SpamCop (they keep statistics) . I do go further on sites connected to child porn, these creeps seem to like providers that won't receive reports like.

208.93.0.128 89.149.241.174

They seem to of backtracked since I reported them to law enforcement? In Australia without warning the police take servers computers and monitors and throw the "evidence" into the back of a truck. The owner has his name, occupation published in all local and nation papers.

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I have given up on Yahoo's probity over these past few months, ever since they started requiring spam complaints to be submitted via ARF format (thereby pretty much locking out abuse reporting by individuals like us).

Perhaps they are not yet 100% bent, if they were then they would just accept the abuse reports and bit-bucket them (or use them for more sinister purposes).

No doubt Yahoo has other matters to worry about these days, but I am still forced to conclude that if you are a criminal then Yahoo is your first choice for bulletproof e-mail service.

-- rick

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In Australia without warning the police take servers computers and monitors and throw the "evidence" into the back of a truck. The owner has his name, occupation published in all local and nation papers.

I like that approach! :wub:

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I like that approach! :wub:

Yahoo are so bad I don't know why they bother?

BigPond, Australia's backbone provider have given up and turned email provision over to Hotmail.

http://go.bigpond.com/services/email/

Which are not bad (IMO) Gmail is the best (but read your email)

Very rarely get spam from Gmail, bit more from Hotmail. Floods from Yahoo usually via a compromised IP listed by CBL

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Yahoo are so bad I don't know why they bother?

BigPond, Australia's backbone provider have given up and turned email provision over to Hotmail.

http://go.bigpond.com/services/email/

Which are not bad (IMO) Gmail is the best (but read your email)

Very rarely get spam from Gmail, bit more from Hotmail. Floods from Yahoo usually via a compromised IP listed by CBL

A few years back, the ISP I use did the opposite, and went from using MSN as their email provided to Yahoo. This, together with the kind of dissatisfaction represented in this thread, was the main motivation behind me setting up my own email server, with people wither whitelisted or advised of a new email address as required.

It wasn't too difficult to set up restrictions on incoming mail that has some kind of connection (real or imagined) with Yahoo's servers. Net result: a significant drop in the amount of spam that makes its way to my inbox, and Yahoo is left with more bounce messages to deliver.

Wanting to shout "You stupid fools: it was your server that tried to deliver this rubbish" when faced with an automated response claiming "this didn't originate in our server" is another story.....

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To add to the global internet user's misery, I've noticed the Yahoo-Yahoo boys are back on Yahoo in force. I guess they go where they are tolerated.

I just happened to win the exact same UK lottery prize today on the exact same ticket number as my mother-in-law, also today. Go figure ... :huh:

Compliments of: X-SOURCE-IP: [72.30.239.71]

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I found a copy of the old link: http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/ymail/abuse.html. It no longer works and just redirects to their help pages. I don't think anyone's minding that part of the store any more. AOL is the same. I got hit by bunch of compromised accounts that injected a link to a drug site and sent it to everyone on the account's contact list. But those seemed to have stopped.

I hope that Yahoo starts policing their email system more. Or more and more people are going to put the entire ISP's IP block in their block list.

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Or more and more people are going to put the entire ISP's IP block in their block list.

I would, if it wasn't for my expecting legitimate mail through their system. Too many people I know (including work) use an ISP that uses Yahoo to provide their email services.

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I would, if it wasn't for my expecting legitimate mail through their system. Too many people I know (including work) use an ISP that uses Yahoo to provide their email services.

Won't matter if IT/ISP's know anything about email. That is a whitelist overides any blacklist and potentail spam is sent to a "spam" folder.

Yahoo if they knew anything about email could also stop their servers sending spam simply by limiting their free accounts to sending email to no more than (say) "5" recipients at one time. Spammers have thousands on their lists!

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