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Not receiving some emails and some not reaching the recipients

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Not receiving some emails and some not reaching the recipients

Over the last few years I've had this problem, where just a few emails don't seem to reach the recipient and also a few emails sent to me aren't received. It's inconsistant, and I may not receive an email from someone and then they resend it and it comes through just fine.

 

This is becoming a problem, as I only have this one email address and I use it for my work as well as friends and family. I'm missing crucial emails, that the sender can see have been sent to me and ones that show up in my sent folder but dont make it to the destination. I've checked all filters and settings and have looked at others who have similar issues on this forum but haven't found any solutions or relevant advice.

 

If I can't get help to fix this I will have to change to another email provider, which will be a huge task as I've used yahoo for 20 years now. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Not receiving some emails and some not reaching the recipients

Greetings @kiwichick

 

Just to be clear the free Yahoo accounts are for personal use only.  If you need an account for work you should consider opening a Yahoo Small Business account. 

 

As I mentioned earlier the only way to resolve this issue would be to investigate each case.  The senders would have to contact the Yahoo Postmaster to see if they can shed an light on this issue.

 

As you don't know why this is happening now there is no guaranteee you won't have this same issue when you switch to another email service provider but if you feel that's what you need to do there is no better time to change than now.  I would suggest that you go with a paid email service provider to provides direct customer support for issues like these.


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Re: Not receiving some emails and some not reaching the recipients

Greetings @kiwichick

 

Emails aren't received in Yahoo Mail - https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail/SLN3517.html?impressions=true

If you are not receiving emails being sent to you you should go through the article above.  Create a non-Yahoo email address.  Send everyone an email and verify they have your correct email address.  Give them this new non-Yahoo email address and ask them when the last time they sent an email to you.  Let them know you're having an issue receiving emails from them and ask them to CC you at the non-Yahoo email address to make sure you have a better chance of receiving these emails.  Check if the people sending these emails are getting a bounce back message saying the emails weren't delivered.  The people sending the email would need to contact the Yahoo Postmaster to help resolve this issue. 

You mentioned you were using this email for your work.  Would this be a free Yahoo account, a Yahoo Mail Pro account, or a Yahoo Small Business account? 

 

For the emails you are sending that aren't received do you get a message saying the emails weren't delivered?


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Re: Not receiving some emails and some not reaching the recipients

Hi Arthur,

 

Thanks for your reply. I'm using the free yahoo account, the same account I've had for 20 years. The problem is the inconsistancy. I will get an email from someone, then they send another email and it doesn't reach me. They they send a third email and it does. I've gone through all the points in your attached link, but the probelm doesn't lie there. There are no bounceback's when people send me an email and I don't receive it. When I send an email and it is not received it appears in my sent folder as sent. The last one that I know of was last night when someone emailed me and I didn't get it. I sent her an email asking for the form she had emailed me, and we discovered that her email had not reached me. Today we've been emailing back and forth without problems.

 

If I can't trust that my emails will reach the recipients and vice versa, I will have to switch providers. It's not one or two particular addresses, its quite random by the look of it. I'd really love to sort this issue out, as changing email addresses will be a huge process. I'm guessing 95 - 98% of email are going without problems, but I can't be sure of that!

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Re: Not receiving some emails and some not reaching the recipients

Greetings @kiwichick

 

Just to be clear the free Yahoo accounts are for personal use only.  If you need an account for work you should consider opening a Yahoo Small Business account. 

 

As I mentioned earlier the only way to resolve this issue would be to investigate each case.  The senders would have to contact the Yahoo Postmaster to see if they can shed an light on this issue.

 

As you don't know why this is happening now there is no guaranteee you won't have this same issue when you switch to another email service provider but if you feel that's what you need to do there is no better time to change than now.  I would suggest that you go with a paid email service provider to provides direct customer support for issues like these.


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Re: Not receiving some emails and some not reaching the recipients

Hello community and Kiwichick if you are still there,

 

I am having the same problem. After 20 years of using my Yahoo address I have now had three ( that I am aware off ) occations were mail to me have gone missing. Yahoo help desk said that if  a mail was sent to me when there was an glitz at their end then it could happen?!? But nothing for 20 years and now 3 in a month? It all seems very strange to me and it is not terribly helpful to get a reply saying it is free so if it is not good enough go to a provider you pay for. If Yahoo is saying that they are providing a service I thought they would but maybe Gmail is more reliable.

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Re: Not receiving some emails and some not reaching the recipients

Thanks for your reply. As far as I know nearly all emails get through, and are delivered. The times I've found out that someone has emailed me and I haven't received it, I've still had emails from them shortly after. It's the inconsistency of it that is most annoying. There is no bounceback when an email isn't delivered for either myself for the other person emailing me, it just seems to disappear into cyber space somewhere. I am just using the free yahoo account.

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Re: Not receiving some emails and some not reaching the recipients

@BB57

If the emails were not received because of an issue then the sender will need to resend them. You can also ask if they received any bounce-back errors when trying to message you.

'Hoo Recruit

Re: Not receiving some emails and some not reaching the recipients

Thanks but the senders had nothing the emails just vanished.

Moderatin' 'Hoo

Re: Not receiving some emails and some not reaching the recipients

@BB57

Unfortunately, the senders will need to resend them. If you are still unable to receive them, let me know.