Emails delayed 2 - 3 weeks


#1

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…r.com
Subject: 8/22
Date: August 14, 2008 6:33:46 PM EDT
To: joseph@s…c.net
Return-Path: <monica@s…r.com>
Envelope-To: joseph@s…c.net
Delivery-Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:06:40 -0400
Received: from n3a.bullet.mail.ac4.yahoo.com ([76.13.13.66]:41770) by beast.liquidweb.com with smtp (Exim 4.69) (envelope-from <monica@s…r.com>) id 1KbOqU-0000yV-MF for joseph@s…c.net; Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:06:40 -0400
Received: from [76.13.13.26] by n3.bullet.mail.ac4.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 05 Sep 2008 00:06:46 -0000
Received: from [76.13.10.166] by t3.bullet.mail.ac4.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 05 Sep 2008 00:06:46 -0000
Received: from [127.0.0.1] by omp107.mail.ac4.yahoo.com 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 [75.80.30.88] by web65113.mail.ac2.yahoo.com via HTTP; Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:33:46 PDT
X-Yahoo-Newman-Property: ymail-3
X-Yahoo-Newman-Id: 193433.89915.bm@omp107.mail.ac4.yahoo.com
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"
Message-Id: 570068.61460.qm@web65113.mail.ac2.yahoo.com
X-Spam-Status: No, score=-2.6
X-Spam-Score: -25
X-Spam-Bar: –

Return-Path: monica...2@yahoo.com
X-Original-To: monica@s…r.com
Delivered-To: m4520119@randymail-mx2.g.dreamhost.com
Received: from omp103.mail.ac4.yahoo.com (omp103.mail.ac4.yahoo.com [76.13.10.162])
by randymail-mx2.g.dreamhost.com (Postfix) with SMTP id 3470E139A7F
for <monica@s…r.com>; 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;
s=s1024; d=yahoo.com;
h=Received:X-Mailer:Date:From:Subject:To:MIME-Version:Content-Type:Message-ID;
b=nrcFGJOPvFmJcL3bDrCDSyrvF+6hn3nR4cijGIB32AhzTHI7m+gRalGkh5SLIU0FEtZnu3+qzGuffI fplAQMZ4lLLvvaSvVmRN9dTcDtXEHVjrze8GlqxqOXRPXuJJfS74hiJA3bmCf/puxl7Kb5Ae3cuAKIRq yO3rAZBVx+RwQ=;
Received: from [75.80.30.88] by web65113.mail.ac2.yahoo.com 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… monica...2@yahoo.com
Subject: Fw: results
To: Monica S… <monica@s…r.com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="0-689420934-1219116127=:89332"
Message-ID: 871117.89332.qm@web65113.mail.ac2.yahoo.com


#2

These lines make me think that the delay is inside Yahoo. After the long delay, Dreamhost finally gets it about a minute later from omp103.mail.ac4.yahoo.com.

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.

-Scott