Yahoo suggestions

Ugo Bellavance ugob at
Wed Mar 8 20:29:31 GMT 2006

Steve Campbell wrote:
> I work at a newspaper, and it seem that many vaild contributors have and 
> use yahoo accounts. After checking the logs, I find that about 
> 99.9999999% emails sent from yahoo accounts are truly spam, but there is 
> that small percentage that needs to get through. (Of course, these are 
> always sent and blocked on deadline, so they say)
> My problem is that all of these yahoo mailings seem to be hit by the 
> same common rules like FORGED_YAHOO_RCVD and NO_REAL_NAME
> and the like even though these are valid yahoo accounts. I realize that 
> yahoo must be doing some non-standard manipulations, but how do others 
> deal with this other than whitelisting accounts as I get called?
> My MS is a little bit old, but do the newer versions deal with this or 
> is this something that will just have to be? I certainly don't want to 
> whitelist the entire domain!

You may want to try the (experimental) DomainKeys support in SpamAssassin.


> Thanks
> Steve Campbell
> campbell at
> Charleston Newspapers

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