[IRPCoalition] FYI, technical issues for Yahoo email account-holders
info at irpcharter.org
Wed Jul 22 15:17:48 EEST 2015
A number of you will have received a notice from the IRPC list
mailperson that your Yahoo, and possibly gmail accounts are no longer
able to post on to the IRPC list without being bumped off.
This has to do with a new policy about phishing and spam. We are working
on upgrading the list settings to avoid having a whole lot of IRPC
members automatically removed, or refused from participating on the
list. In the meantime, if you have another email account it might be an
idea to register using that one
In technical terms, situation is as follows:
Basically the situation now is such that Yahoo users should not
send messages to the list at all. If they do, the message will
get delivered to many but not all on the list*and* the sender
will get bumped off the list.
For the technically inclined, it might be good to give
this link for more details:
The main point is:
"DMARC is a standard developed as a technique to reduce email spam and
phishing. Unfortunately, it has negative consequences for mailing
lists, essentially breaking long established mailing list norms,
standards, and behaviors. Yahoo! recently began publishing a DMARC
policy for rejecting all messages that fail the signature tests, and
every mailing list with Yahoo! members started seeing bounces from
these members. This has caused the Mailman community of members, list
administrators, and developers enormous pain."
We are looking for ways to mitigate these negative effects as it has an impact on a large number of listservs.
If you want to use another email account from here on in, please go to
Thanks for your understanding
Internet Rights and Principles Coalition
UN Internet Governance Forum
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