Service Restored: E-mail Sent to Yahoo Delayed

Last Updated: 09/26/2012
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Start Date & Time

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:47am

End Date & Time

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 8:45am

Description

Service Restored at 8:45 a.m.:  This issue has been addressed, and Yahoo is no longer blocking email from @colorado.edu accounts.

Service Issue Reported at 11:47 a.m.:  A campus email account was recently targeted by malicious email and producing spam. While OIT has addressed this specific situation, when this occurs, Internet Service Providers often temporarily block email for security purposes. Yahoo is currently blocking email sent from @colorado.edu to @yahoo.com or @ymail.com addresses. As a result, campus email sent to these addresses will be delayed. OIT is working to address the situation, and more information will be posted here as it becomes available.

To learn more about phishing attempts and how to not fall prey to them, visit the Office of Information Technology’s Security Awareness website at http://oit.colorado.edu/it-security/security-awareness/phishing.

To learn more about compromised accounts, spam and email filtering, visit this page on the OIT website: http://oit.colorado.edu/news/spam_filtering .

 

Impact

Yahoo is currently blocking e-mail sent from @colorado.edu addresses to @yahoo.com or @ymail.com addresses.

Affected Services

E-mail sent to @yahoo.com or @ymail.com.