Yahoo delays

You may have noticed increase in delays and rejections from Yahoo. I am certainly seeing a lot of customers complaining and hearing a lot of other delivery people commenting on problems getting mail into Yahoo. I have even heard from multiple ISPs that are struggling with full queues and delayed email.
No solutions or suggestions right now, just that everyone is having problems right now. I expect it will take some time for the backlogs to dissipate, even after the underlying problem is fixed. If I hear anything more I will post it here.


  1. Yahoo Delivery Problems | MailChimp Blog says

    […] Some of our customers have noticed some delivery delays at Yahoo. We’re looking into it, but it does seem like it’s happening to everybody right now. Laura from Word to the Wise (aka the ISP Whisperer) has some explanation of the delays. […]

  2. Jonathan Worent says

    Personally, I think one of their mail servers is down and the others are having trouble keeping up with the extra traffic.
    I did a quick check using one of the excellent tools from and found that it couldn’t connect to one of the servers
    “ – [Could not connect: Could not receive data: Operation timed out.]”
    I’m going to have to check my server logs now to see if I see the same thing.
    – Jonathan

  3. Byron Lunz says

    I have several mail servers with huge amounts of mail queued for yahoo, yet when I sent myself a test message to my yahoo address, it was received within seconds.
    Any updates Laura on what’s going on??

  4. Melvin Lumberg says

    Looks to me that they have just clamped down a bit on their throttling – increase retry time frame – no real way around a deferral there.. Make sure best practices are being followed 🙂

  5. nicole turley says

    I have sent my self a test and still have not receved it this needs to be fixed i have been with yahoo for many years and i ejoy it but i would hate to half to go with someone els so it would be nice to see somthing done soon as posible thank nicole

  6. fuji says

    I went with yahoo becouse my douter told me that it was a good web page for emails and with the trouble i am having i just might go with Gmail i would hate to do that becouse that means i would halft to tell evry one my new address and that is an incovions so hope the problom is fixed asap

  7. Bill says

    I find it curious that Yahoo! has closed their blog, which make me believe this is a serious problem for them.

  8. Miguel Rodriguez says

    I just tested messages goinog to Yahoo, and it was instantaneous.

  9. Linda O says

    I’m JUST now getting responses to e-mail messages that I sent back the FIRST week of August. Does anyone know how long this has been a problem? It’s funny because I would send e-mail to folks and thought it was odd that I didn’t get a reply. This is distressing because I use Yahoo for personal business as well as just a tool to keep in touch with friends. Hate to change!

  10. harry piaczynski says

    everytime i log on to yahoo and go to pool or any other site i get amessAGE saying send error msg and after clicking on it i get booted back to my main screen whats up


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