Yahoo is an odd critic
Both postfix and dkimproxy do what they say, how you get them to tango is where the fun starts. To my surprise i did not have to do to much to get dkimproxy to sign stuff (one instance instead of many) and when things got reconfigured [my blog] which in testing and with spf the consensus was yes its signed by both of us both in spf and key.
I left postfix and mail systems assuming all was fine and dandy. Then some joker said they did not receive email from us on Yahoo whom dont do spf. I investigate and check things out they go ok but yahoo seem to botch spf records and delete the stuff rather than send a message that say bad. The zoo does not send huge quantities of mail to yahoo types.
I know message signing is good and as yahoo sort of invented version 1 of message signing i was perplexed not that is in use by us. So one day i separate the many instances of postfix and give each one an inbound and outbound dksignng point rather than the one that Yahoo seem to reject.
I run some tests on Yahoo this time and that seems to be preferred. Message signing is cool, as to is spf records but to be as vague as yahoo is something else.
I think i know what i did wrong from a yahoo perspective, spf changed after signing and it cannot tolerate it. Odd but that is the world of plumbing for you. Reconfiguring individual dkim daemons apparently sorted the issue to my knowledge.
Yahoo has shit diagnostics
90 days later I got it right yahoo fix there captcha, not me after all then, good bye Yahoo.
So Bananas in the Falklands finally decided to delete the yahoo webmail account – why you ask i hear ?
Well apart from sucking big time, missing the boat on most trends, the censorship problems, oddness of webmail on specific non microsoft platforms, non checking of dkim,blocking most mail servers for 24 hours before stuffing it in spam folder meant it had no purpose anymore.
That’s more than enough reasons (as an example) unfit i thought and so i try and delete the account. Not that easy from the config menu, so I use yahoo search. Second search points me to a delete your yahoo account page. I go there.
It picks up my account, you have to enter a password and then the dreaded captaca. and press ‘YES’ Seems a bit convoluted but reasonable.
I type in those details and t6YTllki (an example) and press that button. Alas Yahoo decided that my Y66reWWQ was wrong so i peer at the screen reenter all that crap again and No comes back.
OK this is pissing me off now – so i ask the pee collector to see if what i think are the letters and numbers is what they think they are – we agree and enter the other stuff and D5ttyuiP and the answer comes back again as No.
This shit is not hard, hell even the monkey house has code that does what this non working yahoo shit can’t its not Einstein rocket science. So we try that thing again, Non, and one last try returns that same fuck off message again before we give up.
In this (my blog) Yahoo seems to be safe at the present time from internet web wrecker Steve Balmer and the crew at microsoft.
Microsoft attempts at being ‘online or hip’ are best not looked at with out some huge flaw being present. The internet is not a place for badly written web browsers of which most of us know the name off.
Yahoo has problems especially with its human rights record but competition is good and should not be underestimated. The bankers are rich enough on the bad deals made on sub prime so don’t assume that this merger if it ever goes ahead in the future will be to the markets benefit.
In this foresight (my blog) of 2006 seems to be coming true. If the deal between Microsoft and Yahoo goes through maybe the rest of the predictions there will also become true.
Wallop (also my blog) failed since it does not get mentions like the facebooks/myspace do.
Funny for the url http://ymailuk.com which is the blog for yahoo’s webmail uses the wordpress platform – i show a screen dump and the code and for the more technical of you the code.txt
Hey quite what that says about Yahoo’s 360 ad laden blog code i leave for you to question
Mind you at least wordpress works on all platforms rather than just mac and windows pc’s which means yahoos getting a bit retarded when you need ie and windows to do web mail.
Its a funny old world.
I’m planning to leave Yahoo, so if you see me using a new email address – rather than a yahoo type. You know ive gone.
Yahoo sucks image hosting also moved too