Re: What I've been wondering about the DMARC problem

Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@meetinghouse.net> Tue, 15 April 2014 04:07 UTC

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Important business users, with Yahoo accounts?  Is that a joke?

Just as a reference point:
- I just logged into my long-unused, and un-publicized yahoo email 
account - and the only thing there is Spam
- the lion's share of mail that comes from yahoo, to my normal account, 
is spam
- unfortunately, a good number of people on the email lists that I run 
seem to have Yahoo mail accounts - and a good amount of the mail that 
comes from those accounts is... you guessed it... spam - because yahoo 
email accounts seem to be vulnerable to cracking and exploitation

So, just who is it that Yahoo is protecting here?

Abdussalam Baryun wrote:
> The standard procedure in many companies is business scoped, so they 
> identify important business users and the business returns/damages. 
> Most important users are not IT experts, and use email for personal 
> exchange. Yahoo has signed an agreement with users to protect its 
> information system, so all seem to follow that, and all users are free 
> to stop using services or not.
>
> AB
>
> On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>
>     I thought that standard operating procedure in the IT industry
>     was: if you roll something out and it causes serious breakage to
>     some of your users, you roll it back as soon as possible.
>
>     Why hasn't Yahoo rolled back its 'reject' policy by now?
>
>     Regards
>        Brian
>


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