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Hi Joerg,

I'm having a problem receiving mail from my work email which is being hosted by Horde.

I've sent mail from my work address on my desktop from windows mail and the mail shows as sent but it is not received on my yahoo.ca account. I sent 3 emails this afternoon which did not receive but the 4rth email was received.

Do you know why?

Are the 3 previous emails just delayed for some reason?

Thanks,
Jonathan

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Hello Jonathan,

thanks for your question and happy Easter!

Yes, yahoo is indeed known for delaying emails often. reason is trhat some email providers reject the emails first and wait for re-delivery in order to check if an email was sent by a spammer (Because spammers never retry)  or the sender is totally blacklisted (Spamcops or Spamhaus blacklist services, e.g.) then such emails never arrive.

AOL is also a known candidate for this with their email system.

Hope this helps!
All the best!
Joerg

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I did an education as a Management Assistant in Informatics, I am using the Opera browser since year 2000 & the M2 email client since 2004. I will do my best to answer also other email related questions and email client settings related, etc. But please no Outlook or Outlook Express questions, since I do not use that. (But if you really want to ask in that field, I will sure do try my best to answer your question nicely and correctly anyway :) ). This includes but is not limited to web based email or whatever comes to your mind.

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I am a Management Assistant in Informatics education which was done under the control of the CCI (Chamber of Commerce and Industry). And had to solve various PC, email and other related problems. Using computers since 1990.

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