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Hi :)
Yahoo went through a lot of turmoil a few years ago and became such a pain
that i migrated away from it over quite a short time-frame.

I found my 'new' email provider could easily 'forwards' new emails sent to
my Yahoo account on to my GMail account.  Plus the GMail account could
change the "Sent from" box to make it look like i was still writing from my
Yahoo account - useful for the first stage of migration where i only wanted
to just dip my toe in and give it a little go.

I did make a mistake, as i knew i would.  I got Gmail to scoop in all my
ancient emails.  It couldn't do it all in one go but over the course of a
few days it went further and further back, and filled in some gaps that had
kinda freaked me out.  I was really chuffed when my old emails were finally
'safe' (er&ish) but then i realised that all the neatly sorted ones from
all the different folders in Yahoo had all arrived in the one main inbox,
despite me having copied all the folder names into GMail's labels system.
Now that i've gotten used to them the labels/tags are a much better
approach than folders but it took quite a bit of getting used to.

I'm trying to help a friend migrate to a new system but i'm taking it
uber-slowly this time.  I'm going to try injecting a different code into
the subject-line (or something like that hopefully) for each different
folder so that it's easier to filter once they've all been 'forwarded'.
Sadly he's not going to/from Yahoo or GMail so it means playing around with
two unfamiliar systems before doing anything to his.

I think pretty much any email 'client' is better than Yahoo.  They used to
be great, at least imo, a few decades ago but now there seem to be several
such services all competing for last place.

Also a close friend of mine started having a really tough time so i got
more and more side-tracked helping her and my job fell through which was a
bit painful.  In the course of helping my friend i got into going out for
long walks and got a Raspberry Pi which is endlessly intriguing, and a
tablet so i've been trying to "get up to speed" with Android systems too.
All good fun and/or very rewarding :)))  Quite a turn-around for me!  :))

LibreOffice seems to be doing extremely well still.  There are many ways of
getting help now and it even seems to be gaining some recognition in very
mainstream places.  For a long time this mailing list was the main place,
even the only place, to get much help but now there are tons of places -
and that is great :))

Congrats and many thanks to everyone who has been here over the years!  I
hope we continue to have fun and help a lot of people here in the future
too :))
Many regards from
Tom :)

On 24 July 2016 at 11:23, Rob Jasper <> wrote:

Tere is a nice description on actions for the list owner on what to do to
circumvent this in

On 23 jul. 2016, at 20:50, Girvin Herr wrote:

On 07/22/2016 09:12 PM, Felmon Davis wrote:
On Fri, 22 Jul 2016, Girvin Herr wrote:

Thanks for the response.
Yes, I have bookmarked also.  It is another
resource.  This forum has benefited me in the past, and I prefer to stay
with it.  As I said, I have been away for about 2 years and I was not sure
what had happened to the forum in that time. I have spent the last year
off-and-on trying to sign up again through my at&t/yahoo email provider,
but my subscription requests have been going into a black hole.  I never
even got the subscription confirmation replies.  I suspected the problem
was with at&t/yahoo again, similar to 2 years ago, so I had a friend, who
was not with at&t/yahoo, test the subscription process and it worked for
him.  That was when I had proof that the problem was with at&t/yahoo.  I
suspect they are blacklisting this forum for whatever reason, but they
never told me they were doing it.  I am in the process of shutting down my
at&t/yahoo email service and, as you can see in the header, I am in the
process of switching to FastMail.  They seem to be working fine.

Thanks again and take care.

possible cause:

"In an attempt to block email spoofing attacks on addresses,
Yahoo began imposing a stricter email validation policy that unfortunately
breaks the usual workflow on legitimate mailing lists."

Lucian Constantin
IDG News Service Apr 8, 2014 6:10 AM




Yes, but the effect of this at&t/yahoo policy is to censure their
customers.  at&t had never informed me of this policy. I had to figure it
out from the unusual silence I was experiencing.  These at&t/yahoo policies
are not in my interests, so I am dumping at&t/yahoo as soon as I can.

Thanks for the link.  It was enlightening.


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