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Yahoo Mail Blocks MyDoom Subject Lines

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Yahoo Mail Blocks MyDoom Subject Lines

Yahoo on Friday announced that’s its email service, Yahoo Mail, will reject messages with certain subject lines that are similar to the subject lines used by the MyDoom virus.

In an advisory to Yahoo Groups members, the company said it would be rejecting emails – Yahoo has not distributed this info via News Release.

Dear Yahoo! Groups Members,

Due to a recent outbreak of computer viruses being transmitted via email messages, Yahoo! Groups is experiencing delays in delivering group messages. To improve performance, and to help reduce the spread of viruses, Yahoo! Groups has had to temporarily reject some messages.

Based on an advisory posted by a leading anti-virus company, Groups will temporarily reject messages with the following subject lines:

test
hi
hello
Mail Delivery System
Mail Transaction Failed
Server Report
Status
Error
If you have attempted to post a message to Yahoo! Groups and have received a rejection notice with a link to this page, your computer may have been infected. If you are confident that your computer is not infected but your message was rejected, please try posting a new message with a subject line which is different than those listed above.

We can assure you that this is only a temporary measure and hope to restore message delivery to normal as soon as possible.

The Yahoo! Groups Team

If any changes are made to the Yahoo Mail system, the Search Engine Journal will report.

Loren Baker, Editor of the Search Engine Journal

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