Emails delayed 2 - 3 weeks


Hi all - I appreciate any tips you can offer. I’m not that email saavy but can find my way around a bit. This has stumped me. For the past 3 years I’ve used Yahoo mail with POP forwarding. Suddenly people weren’t receiving my emails and it turned out they would show up 2 or 3 weeks later. I believe the problem was yahoo so I’ve since switched to using Outlook instead but want to see if I’ve been tagged as a spammer (I send a couple of hundred emails a day, not spam but even so I’m now worried) or if the problem is with dreamhost. Would you please take a look at these two headers and see if you understand where the problem was caused? Big thanks to any offers of help!

From: monica@s…
Subject: 8/22
Date: August 14, 2008 6:33:46 PM EDT
To: joseph@s…
Return-Path: <monica@s…>
Envelope-To: joseph@s…
Delivery-Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:06:40 -0400
Received: from ([]:41770) by with smtp (Exim 4.69) (envelope-from <monica@s…>) id 1KbOqU-0000yV-MF for joseph@s…; Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:06:40 -0400
Received: from [] by with NNFMP; 05 Sep 2008 00:06:46 -0000
Received: from [] by with NNFMP; 05 Sep 2008 00:06:46 -0000
Received: from [] by with NNFMP; 05 Sep 2008 00:06:46 -0000
Received: (qmail 62333 invoked by uid 60001); 14 Aug 2008 22:33:46 -0000
Received: from [] by via HTTP; Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:33:46 PDT
X-Yahoo-Newman-Property: ymail-3
X-Rocketymmf: monica…2
X-Mailer: YahooMailRC/1042.48 YahooMailWebService/0.7.218
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-1506508007-1218753226=:61460"
X-Spam-Status: No, score=-2.6
X-Spam-Score: -25
X-Spam-Bar: –

X-Original-To: monica@s…
Received: from ( [])
by (Postfix) with SMTP id 3470E139A7F
for <monica@s…>; Thu, 4 Sep 2008 17:48:15 -0700 (PDT)
Received: (qmail 25611 invoked by uid 1000); 5 Sep 2008 00:47:41 -0000
Received: (qmail 1202 invoked by uid 60001); 19 Aug 2008 03:22:08 -0000
DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws;
b=nrcFGJOPvFmJcL3bDrCDSyrvF+6hn3nR4cijGIB32AhzTHI7m+gRalGkh5SLIU0FEtZnu3+qzGuffI fplAQMZ4lLLvvaSvVmRN9dTcDtXEHVjrze8GlqxqOXRPXuJJfS74hiJA3bmCf/puxl7Kb5Ae3cuAKIRq yO3rAZBVx+RwQ=;
Received: from [] by via HTTP; Mon, 18 Aug 2008 20:22:07 PDT
X-Mailer: YahooMailRC/1042.48 YahooMailWebService/0.7.218
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 20:22:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: Monica S…
Subject: Fw: results
To: Monica S… <monica@s…>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="0-689420934-1219116127=:89332"


These lines make me think that the delay is inside Yahoo. After the long delay, Dreamhost finally gets it about a minute later from

I suggest changing your Yahoo forward to go to a Gmail account and see if that speeds things up. That will at least help narrow down the problem.