[INDOLOGY] Fwd: Yahoo's Blunder Impacts Mailing Lists Worldwide

Dipak Bhattacharya dipak.d2004 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 04:05:13 UTC 2014

Dear Owners,
Sensing trouble I recently changed to Gmail. Do I too have anything to do
to avoid the danger?

On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 11:58 PM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> The INDOLOGY forum runs on software called Mailman.  It seems that a
> potential problem has recently arisen that affects Yahoo mail users.  See
> the message below.
> We are not acting on this information immediately, but please be alert for
> yahoo-related problems, and inform the INDOLOGY committee <
> indology-owner at list.indology.info> if you see a problem.
> Best,
> Dominik Wujastyk
> INDOLOGY committee
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: 10 April 2014 20:05
> Subject: Yahoo's Blunder Impacts Mailing Lists Worldwide
> Dear Client:
> Yahoo initiated a terrible policy change to their mail servers recently
> that impacts every single mailing list software in use, not just Mailman.
> If any Yahoo.com user posts to your list, they will cause those list
> members whose ISP/ESP provider is using DMARC (Hotmail, Gmail, Bellsouth,
> etc) to bounce the poster's message which can in turn cause the list to
> remove these members from the list for excessive bounces. The problem is
> with Yahoo. You can read more about it at:
> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2141120/yahoo-email-antispoofing-policy-breaks-mailing-lists.html
> https://wordtothewise.com/2014/04/brief-dmarc-primer/<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2141120/yahoo-email-antispoofing-policy-breaks-mailing-lists.html>
> We recommend the following:
> 1. Resubscribing those list members that were recently removed.
> 2. Prevent any Yahoo.com subscriber from posting to your list until they
> subscribe with another non-Yahoo email address. There is no telling when
> Yahoo will fix this or if they ever will.
> Again this issue only affect those lists where *Yahoo.com* users are
> allowed to post to the list.
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