In order to reduce Spam - Fwd: emails being rejected for "policy reasons"
- Greetings Art Educators,
Yahoo is making progress blocking "Spoofed" emails/Spam to the groups.
With this update, some of your legitimate posts may be rejected. Don't
get alarmed. See message below - and find a fix at this link:
This will save list moderators a lot of time deleting the "junk".
Note to Kathy: Did you post this to TAB list?
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A couple of updates we wanted folks to be aware of:
First, we have made some change recently to block the ability of
spammers to post to groups by "spoofing" the email addresses of real
However, a side effect of these changes is that some legitimate
messages could be blocked, particularly if a user is posting via an
"external email client" that does not have its SMTP configuration set
to correctly identify the source of the message.
You will know if your messages are being affected by this problem if
you receive a bounce message letting you know that your email has been
rejected for "policy reasons" or "community guidelines violations".
You can learn more about this issue, and how to correctly configure
your SMTP settings, here:
Meanwhile, our apologies for any inconvenience this change has caused.
But the good news is that the fix has enabled us to block tens of
millions of messages from spammers that otherwise may have
successfully posted to groups.
2. Belated notice that the problem with Applications described here
has been resolved:
The problem was actually resolved the day after the original message was posted.
The Yahoo! Groups Team
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