As of January 6, 2014, the Dayton City Paper has found itself with no choice but to create an email policy specifically related to all clients, staff, associates, and general public who wish to correspond with us via email and who utilize Yahoo as their email host.
It is the conclusion of our IT managers and consultants that the Dayton City Paper now has no choice but to direct Yahoo users to do one of two things:
1) find a new email provider; or
2) attempt to send their email to us via our temporary gmail accounts where incoming emails will be relay-forwarded directly to the appropriate @daytoncitypaper.com company email addresses.
The reason for the above is simple. Yahoo’s email service is not only broken, it’s been broken for a while and it appears that Yahoo broke their own email service themselves. Yahoo Mail’s series of failures also includes failures in their account security.
Though we are still receiving a good number of emails sent from @yahoo.com email addresses, we cannot guarantee all email will arrive to us properly at present. Unfortunately, and as of the past several weeks, we have discovered an overwhelming number of instances where Yahoo emails have bounced back to the sender due to errors outside of our control.
If you’re unwilling to use an email provider other than Yahoo, we can only offer one work-around in hopes of temporarily solving this problem until Yahoo finally solves this problem themselves.
We have found that Yahoo users are generally able to successfully email Gmail email accounts without the failure experienced elsewhere. In light of this fact, we have setup new Gmail addresses that will automatically forward an email message to it’s intended @DaytonCityPaper.com email recipient.
Therefore, if you wish to correspond with us from your Yahoo email account and wish to maximize the likelihood your email will arrive, we encourage you to first call the Dayton City Paper staff member to whom you wish to send email and ask for the new Gmail forwarder email address.
If you are new to corresponding via Email to the Dayton City Paper and you still wish to use a Yahoo email account but you are unsure as to who to call for the new Gmail account information, please call 937.222.8855 ext. 200 for assistance.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. But we did not cause this problem.
Lastly, if you’re curious as to bona fide media specific to Yahoo’s recent Email plight, feel free to click on any of the following links:
Yahoo forced to acknowledge Yahoo Mail problems in worst failure yet
Yahoo Mail Is a Consumer Disaster, but Company’s Response Is Even Worse:
Yahoo Mail under attack, users asked to change passwords
Thousands of Yahoo Email Accounts Hacked
Yahoo Mail hack teaches a valuable lesson
Yahoo Mail Passwords: Act Now
Here are some interesting recent quotes:
“As of this writing, [Yahoo Mail's head Jeff Bonforte] the man who told employees at a staff meeting last Friday that “the only way Yahoo Mail customers would leave the service was if Yahoo kicked Mail users in the [testicles]“
Posted to Twitter hurrying to politely placate Mail’s outraged users.
“Yahoo’s blog acknowledges that users have been without email since Monday – but press outlets willing to look further should be reporting that Yahoo has acknowledged a serious Mail delivery failure since November 25.”