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Does Yahoo purposely enable spam?

124nic8 23,142 462 February 25, 2013 at 12:14 PM
I regularly try to filter my email to cut down on spam, but it is particularly difficult to filter email from Yahoo.com & Gmail.com, w/o also filtering non-spam.

I seem to get a lot of spam from Yahoo.com, so it occurred to me that Yahoo is doing a crappy job of preventing users from using their service for spamming.

Could they not do a better job, if they wanted to?

Why don't they?

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Lounge material or Tech Support. TP is for political issues.

^ what he said
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Seems like a company's policy is far more political than the features of a product.

Unless you consider email to be Yahoo's product and its features to not be the result of Yahoo's policy.
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This should be in tech support. I now get less spam in my inbox under yahoo than in gmail. For starters, use the unsubscribe, it actually works most of the time!
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Seems like a company's policy is far more political than the features of a product.

Unless you consider email to be Yahoo's product and its features to not be the result of Yahoo's policy.
I find that spam comes in waves. I've been plagued by a decent amount of spam lately and it has all come from spamish user names at yahoo.com.

In this case, I subscribe to Hanlon's Razor, "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
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This should be in tech support. I now get less spam in my inbox under yahoo than in gmail. For starters, use the unsubscribe, it actually works most of the time!
Not talking about spam in my yahoo email account, I'm talking about spam FROM yahoo.com.

They have to be enabling that by not taking measures to block it, right?

I don't really care about spam coming to my yahoo email, cause that's what I use that for.

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I find that spam comes in waves. I've been plagued by a decent amount of spam lately and it has all come from spamish user names at yahoo.com.

In this case, I subscribe to Hanlon's Razor, "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
Probably right. Others such as hotmail, seem to do a much better job of preventing exploitation by spammers.
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Last edited by 124nic8 February 26, 2013 at 10:08 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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Not talking about spam in my yahoo email account, I'm talking about spam FROM yahoo.com.

They have to be enabling that by not taking measures to block it, right?

I don't really care about spam coming to my yahoo email, cause that's what I use that for.
Sorry, don't have that problem. Big Grin
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Sorry, don't have that problem. Big Grin
You don't see spam from yahoo.com? In your yahoo account? Or any account?
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Not talking about spam in my yahoo email account, I'm talking about spam FROM yahoo.com.
No guarantee that it really originates from yahoo servers (unless you check the headers each time)
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I find Yahoo's email cumbersome and slow. OTOH, I've been using Chrome for 4-5yrs now. I receive emails quicker & less spam with gmail, but I always uncheck options for the various options offered. FWIW, I have a yahoo acct with 2,500 emails that I delete once every couple of months.
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No guarantee that it really originates from yahoo servers (unless you check the headers each time)
Good point. But I'm not sure my email filter will filter based on the whole header.
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No guarantee that it really originates from yahoo servers (unless you check the headers each time)
Just got another one, and I don't see anything in the header which indicates it did not originate at yahoo.com
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Just got another one, and I don't see anything in the header which indicates it did not originate at yahoo.com
They can spoof the header. Post a screenshot, minus any incriminating details. Also is there an unsubscribe link?
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