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djculp
New Member

Yahoo blocking email

I am finding that Yahoo is blocking all my emails, which are just to friends and family members, not bulk emails.  I have found no real solutions in the Community, other than use a different email.  The ONLY reason I still use HughesNet is because everyone has my hughes.net email address, and it is a real pain to change with all friends, relatives, and companies that have it listed.

If HughesNet can't get this fixed, I will drop my service, go to Excede, and change all my emails to my gmail account.  Please someone, can you help me before I have to take this drastic action?

I did reboot my modem, and I'm not sure if that helped or not.

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MarkJFine
Associate Professor

Re: Yahoo blocking email

smtp.hughes.net/mail.hughes.net (69.168.97.48) are listed on sorbs again (dnsbl.sorbs.net & spam.dnsbl.sorbs.net).

 

If we could find out why this keeps happening, we could stop other email systems from blocking HughesNet mail.

 

Nine times out of ten it's due to people on HughesNet who click on links in sketchy emails and open every attachment claiming to be an invoice (I've blocked three of those today already), thus infecting their systems with robospam viruses. Not sure how you stop that.

 

That said, I've never seen a spam come from that particular IP, nor from a Synacor IP-block, so go figure.

 

Edit:
Check that... four of them, coming from servers in Brazil, Mexico, and Vietnam:

[Thu Aug 17 12:16:45 2017 GMT] "J.Crossfield" <j.crossfield@lcmcy.com> [177.223.21.88, speedline.com.br, xxxxxxxDN], Subject: Outstanding invoices email 1 of 2
[Thu Aug 17 13:50:22 2017 GMT] "B.Gledhill" <b.gledhill@stanleyschmidt.com> [113.161.230.21, vdc.com.vn, xxxxxxxxN], Subject: Outstanding invoices email 1 of 2
[Thu Aug 17 14:02:45 2017 GMT] "P.Ballenger" <p.ballenger@kreativnysvet.eu> [187.188.104.72, totalplay.com.mx, xxxxxxxxx], Subject: Outstanding invoices email 1 of 2
[Thu Aug 17 15:25:49 2017 GMT] "P.Bracken" <p.bracken@dcamp.imapmail.org> [113.160.140.11, vdc.com.vn, xxxxxxxxN], Subject: Outstanding invoices email 1 of 2

 


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Rijan
New Poster

Re: Yahoo blocking email

I have had this problem so often! I can't get a single mail to a yahoo friend or family member. I finally had to create a free yahoo address to do yahoo mail, which is ridiculous and primitive. Our family have sent test mails from our three different hughes accounts, and not a single one has gotten through. Error message says "request aborted" every time. I have informed yahoo that if they don't fix this, I am writing the appropriate governmental department because for some of us in rural areas, Hughes is the ONLY choice we have in email, and to not allow our addresses to send mail to yahoo users, that is DISCRIMINATION. Since Congress is currently working on rural internet access, this seems to me to be a good time to bring this to the attention to the governmental body that deals with nternet access. I had written the name of the department but received an error message that I can't type those letters in this message??? It's the 6th letter of the alphabet, then the 3rd and 3rd again. I don't know why I can't mention that governmental department.  If anyone has other ideas about whom to notify, please let me know. Hope we can get this fixed soon. I also told them. hughes has been around a lot longer than yahoo, google and everyone else; the original company was founded in the 30s and this is no johnny-come-lately firm. We have NEVER broken any yahoo rules. We are straight arrows, good decent people who deserve better treatment! 

C0RR0SIVE
Associate Professor

Re: Yahoo blocking email

...Not sure what the F.C.C. can do about Yahoo blocking Hughesnet email servers?

The issue is, a lot of Hughesnet addresses keep ending up on blacklists because of spammers and spambots...  Not much can be done about that since everyone is so lax when it comes to computer security.

MarkJFine
Associate Professor

Re: Yahoo blocking email


@C0RR0SIVE wrote:

...Not sure what the F.C.C. can do about Yahoo blocking Hughesnet email servers?

The issue is, a lot of Hughesnet addresses keep ending up on blacklists because of spammers and spambots...  Not much can be done about that since everyone is so lax when it comes to computer security.


A besides that, that particular Government organization just gave internet companies the freedom to block whomever they choose, as they see fit.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Rijan
New Poster

Re: Yahoo blocking email

Actually rural internet service is under the purview of the organization whose name I am not allowed to type for some unfathomable reason lol. : ) I understand there is a spam problem; however, I am confident that ALL internet service are used by spammers at one time or another, and the rest of us who are abiding by the laws and guidelines and just doing personal mail, should not be blocked. We've never sent a spam mail, never broken a TOS guideline and shouldn't be blocked. It's a fairness issue. Right now, rural internet access is a hot topic in DC, and Congress is discussing it, with legistlators going around and meeting with rural constituents about it etc. Just because we built our new house in the country, doesn't mean we should be penalized and unable to communicate with yahoo folks. We have absolutely no other choices where we live; Charter offered us an account only if WE would pay for new lines to be strung up - at a cost of around 10K. No thanks. I'll keep writing Congressmen and others - because this is definitely the time to do it. Thanks anyway. : ) 

Rijan
New Poster

Re: Yahoo blocking email

This isn't a result of the net neutrality "much ado about nothing." This has gone on a long time. There are a good number of people complaining, and that is good. 

C0RR0SIVE
Associate Professor

Re: Yahoo blocking email

The thing is, theres nothing that any agency can do to force Yahoo to allow connections from Hughesnet email servers.  More importantly, there are laws that require Yahoo to filter out malicious emails, which sadly, while you may be law abiding and a decent person, will impact you as other users on the email server aren't.  Even when Hughes closes out email accounts of such consumers, another one always ends up compromised.

Really it's just best to get an email account from one of the big guys, Gmail or Outlook/M$ if you don't want to be blocked.  They have the resources/money to invest in staying off blacklists.

MarkJFine
Associate Professor

Re: Yahoo blocking email


@Rijan wrote:

This isn't a result of the net neutrality "much ado about nothing." This has gone on a long time. There are a good number of people complaining, and that is good. 


That's fine that they're complaining. Just don't expect them to act on anything.

 

The point isn't when it occurred. The point is that it's not consistent for any organization to promote such a "much ado about nothing" (as you call it) policy, then enforce something completely counter to it just because you (and others) now need an exception. They're going to side with Yahoo's decision that if they are actually doing this, that they know how to run their business better.

 

So complain away and good luck. Hope it works for you.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.