Since the beginning of April, anybody I’ve emailed at Yahoo says they haven’t gotten any email from me, or they don’t reply (when they normally would). The exception seems to be my web host’s Yahoo email address. Yes, it’s odd, isn’t it?
Talking with my host and looking at the mail server logs, they’re delivered successfully. Some of them will say “421 Message from (188.8.131.52) temporarily deferred.” A few seconds later [in the mail server log], it’ll say “250 ok dirdel” which means it’s all good.
I’ve been bugging my host about this, but if I don’t have to, I need a reason to believe everything is okay except for these few people who don’t check their Bulk Mail folder. (That would be another issue.)
Any ideas? If you want to help me test, email me with your Yahoo address and I promise to email you back. The more the better. Thanks!
Update 4:20pm 4/29/07 – Thanks to Connie’s help, at least I can verify that my emails are going directly into the Bulk Mail folder. What now?
Lastly, refer to Why am I getting “451 Message temporarily deferred” or “421 Message from x.x.x.x temporarily deferred” errors when sending mail to Yahoo!? and fill out the form if you’re having the same problems.
Blogging is cool, especially if important people actually read it. All should be back to normal soon enough — whatever that means! Special thanks to Carlo and your co-worker informant!