Reproducible way to screw up my Y!Mail Beta session
- I get about 100 spam per day, in chunks of about 20 messages each.
The way I like to get rid of them is to select them (by holding down
the SHIFT-key and selecting a range of them), and then click the
Consistently, when I do this, there is a 60-70% chance that the
following will happen:
1) The messages will be removed from my Inbox tab (because the UI
optimistically gets rid of them)
2) The e-mail session will become hung.
3) Clicking on unread messages fails to load the message in the
preview pane. I alternately get one of the following messages:
a) "Loading message ..." which fails to complete
b) "You have been waiting for this message for ##.##### seconds
..." which fails to complete
c) "We're sorry, but there appears to be a problem fetching this
message. Click here to try again" and clicking does nothing.
4) Reloading Y!Mail is not effective.
Here is my guess as to what's happening:
1) The batch operation on the spam messages is exploded into 20 (or
more) individual "this is SPAM" calls to the back-end which occur in a
rapid fire fashion.
2) The back-end calls happen so quickly that they trigger Yahoo!'s
anti-abuse system which then flags my browser as a potential abuser.
3) My browser is put in a "time-out" box until Y!Mail is convinced I
am not malicious.
When the dust clears and I am able to use Y!Mail again, typically only
a few of the messages I have flagged as spam, were actually removed
(they reappear in my inbox) and I have to repeat the whole thing.
I think I have seen the above happen when I delete messages in rapid
succession, whether individually or in a batch.
Y!Mail Beta has made tremendous strides since I began using it but
this problem is really frustrating. Are there any work-arounds other
than using the interface more slowly?