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QuietDad of TNP
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Issues with Yahoo mail

Postby QuietDad of TNP » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:40 am

It's been about a month now that WA invites do not make it to my yahoo.com email address that I've used since I started this game. Everything else I doin life gets there and as a web server host myself, it tends to make me believe that Yahoo may have changed their server interface and NS didn't catch it. But who knows. If there is just an issue in one domain talking to another, I get that too. Is there an easy way to transfer ALL of my puppets (750+) to another email address, say gmail as they all use the the same yahoo address? The API can't handle it.
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Postby New Vedan » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:44 am

You still use Yahoo mail? I thought they had been shut down years ago.

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Postby QuietDad of TNP » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:57 am

Yahoo never went away. Yahoo is owned by Verizon this week. Verizon also owns AOL so someone thinks it's still relevant.
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Postby Leutria » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:59 pm

QuietDad of TNP wrote:It's been about a month now that WA invites do not make it to my yahoo.com email address that I've used since I started this game. Everything else I doin life gets there and as a web server host myself, it tends to make me believe that Yahoo may have changed their server interface and NS didn't catch it. But who knows. If there is just an issue in one domain talking to another, I get that too. Is there an easy way to transfer ALL of my puppets (750+) to another email address, say gmail as they all use the the same yahoo address? The API can't handle it.

Yahoo doesn't like NationStates, try a different e-mail provider and you should be fine.

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Postby QuietDad of TNP » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:27 pm

The issue with that is 750+ nations all using the same Yahoo email address and the current RL situation not allowing the days it would take changing them one a time and with 40 years in the industry, I'm more inclined to think that Nation States is not playing with Yahoo properly.
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Postby Leutria » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:34 pm

QuietDad of TNP wrote:The issue with that is 750+ nations all using the same Yahoo email address and the current RL situation not allowing the days it would take changing them one a time and with 40 years in the industry, I'm more inclined to think that Nation States is not playing with Yahoo properly.

My understanding, is people tend to report the few e-mail's NS sends out as spam (WA joining, password reset, and impending apocalypse), and despite repeated efforts Yahoo regularly just blocks e-mail from NS altogether. If you do a search on this forum you can see it come up a few times.

An example here:
[violet] wrote:Yes, Yahoo! is refusing to accept WA invitation emails "due to user complaints."


Plus sometimes they put temporary blocks (once it was mentioned it was a 4 hour block), so maybe if it is only a temporary block you would have luck trying again at a different time?
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Postby QuietDad of TNP » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:14 pm

Leutria wrote:
QuietDad of TNP wrote:The issue with that is 750+ nations all using the same Yahoo email address and the current RL situation not allowing the days it would take changing them one a time and with 40 years in the industry, I'm more inclined to think that Nation States is not playing with Yahoo properly.

My understanding, is people tend to report the few e-mail's NS sends out as spam (WA joining, password reset, and impending apocalypse), and despite repeated efforts Yahoo regularly just blocks e-mail from NS altogether. If you do a search on this forum you can see it come up a few times.

An example here:
[violet] wrote:Yes, Yahoo! is refusing to accept WA invitation emails "due to user complaints."


Plus sometimes they put temporary blocks (once it was mentioned it was a 4 hour block), so maybe if it is only a temporary block you would have luck trying again at a different time?

I've seen the temporary blocks for a day or two but it's been a month now. Time to dust off my scripting skills. Would still be easier for a NS Staffer to issue a single command changeing every occurrence of one email to another in whatever data format that is stored


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