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FS#48628 - {forum} registration emails not sent to @yahoo emails

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Allan McRae (Allan) - Saturday, 19 March 2016, 06:10 GMT
Last edited by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 21:01 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Web Sites
Status Closed
Assigned To Florian Pritz (bluewind)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I someone registers an @yahoo email address, they are not sent a confirmation email.
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Closed by  Florian Pritz (bluewind)
Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 21:01 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Saturday, 19 March 2016, 08:27 GMT
Yahoo is rejecting all our mails from and not reacting to mails to Their rejection message doesn't say why exactly they reject mails. It just points to a list of 82039490 things that *could* help if you follow them, but apparently don't.

I have no idea what's going on and since they don't respond and the rejection message feels really arrogant ([TS03] All messages from will be permanently deferred; Retrying will NOT succeed. See I've stopped caring. I mean, how can you put permanently and deferred into the same sentence like that? Their postmaster website also has some similarly contradicting and also incorrect information.

I just noticed that this has only ever been discussed on arch-general, aur-general and arch-devops, but never on arch-dev-public. I'm sorry if you missed it because of that. Also the problem exists since beginning of January.
Comment by jason ryan (jasonwryan) - Monday, 18 April 2016, 21:01 GMT
Could we add a warning to the sign up forms for the boards and wiki warning people about this?

We are getting an increasing number of emails from people that need manual password resets and it would be great to short circuit at least some of those.
Comment by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Monday, 18 April 2016, 21:45 GMT
Sorry to hear you are getting that many mails. I've added the following warning to the register page of the wiki and the forums:

> Note: We are currently experiencing delivery issues to Yahoo. Please do not use a Yahoo email account to sign up.
Comment by jason ryan (jasonwryan) - Monday, 18 April 2016, 21:51 GMT
Thanks Florian :)
Comment by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Saturday, 11 August 2018, 16:26 GMT
Is this still an issue? Looking at the server it seems that yahoo mails are delivered again.
Comment by jason ryan (jasonwryan) - Saturday, 11 August 2018, 19:09 GMT
We haven't had a complaint for quite some time: I'll remove the warning from the registration page and we'll see if that behaviour changes.
Comment by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Sunday, 12 August 2018, 22:32 GMT
Do you have the necessary permissions to remove them yourself?
Comment by jason ryan (jasonwryan) - Sunday, 12 August 2018, 23:02 GMT
Seems not :p
Comment by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Monday, 13 August 2018, 13:20 GMT
In that case I'll remove the changes again, but I'm not sure when exactly. I'll look into it soonish. Thanks!
Comment by Florian Pritz (bluewind) - Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 21:01 GMT
I've removed the warning from the forum login form. As for the wiki, it looks like the warning was lost during the upgrade to 1.26.4 already so nothing to do there. If I broke anything please ping me via mail/IRC.