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List of Old Delivery Problems

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abrightertoday.org Occasionally blocks a newsletter
1/31/09 Marketplace: (reason: 554 The message was rejected because it contains prohibited virus or spam content)
alamedanet.net Occasionally blocks newsletters
8/25/09: Advice Wanted (reason: 554 Message detected as spam)
5/29/2009: Schools. Preschools & Camps (reason: 554 Message detected as spam)
5/15/2009: Parents of Teens (reason: 554 Message detected as spam)
5/1/2009: Parents of Teens (reason: 554 Message detected as spam)
4/17/2009: Parents of Teens (reason: 554 Message detected as spam)
Frequent delivery delays
5/22/2009: "Deferred: 452 We only allow 50 recipients per message"
albanyca.org Occasionally blocks a newsletter
5/16/2013 Announcements: 554 rejected due to spam content
8/31/2012 Teens: 554 rejected due to spam content
alum.calberkeley.org Unable to deliver newsletters
March 11 Marketplace (reason: 550 Host unknown)
aol.com (includes aim.com, cs.com, netscape.com) Blocking or delaying many newsletters
6/21/2013 Welcome email for Parents of Teens
6/13/2013 Marketplace
6/7/2013 Parents of Teens (reason: 521 5.2.1 : (CON:B1)
5/16/2013 Schools, Preschools & Camps (reason: 521 5.2.1 : (CON:B1)
5/16/2013 Announcements: (reason: 521 5.2.1 : (CON:B1) Occasional delivery delays
5/29/09 Recommendations: Deferred: 452 REQUESTED ACTION NOT TAKEN: TOO MANY RECIPIENTS FOR THIS CONNECTION
Occasionally blocks a newsletter
2/20/09: Schools & Preschools: (reason: 554-: (HVU:B1) http://postmaster.info.aol.com/errors/554hvub1.html)
"There is at least one domain in your email that is generating substantial complaints from AOL members. AOL blocks emails that contain domains that may have been previously used to send unsolicited email or inappropriate content such as personal information solicitations. These blocks mainly target clickable links, but may also block non-clickable domains."
Blocking some newsletters
2/22/08 Recommendations: http://postmaster.info.aol.com/errors/554hvub1.html "There is at least one domain in your email that is generating substantial complaints from AOL members."
Frequent delivery delays of 5-12 hours (Ongoing, as recently as Dec 2007)
"Deferred: 452 REQUESTED ACTION NOT TAKEN: TOO MANY RECIPIENTS FOR THIS CONNECTION"
Blocking some newsletters, delayed delivery
3/9: "421: The IP address you are sending from has been blocked due to AOL Member complaints and/or high volumes of e-mail."
3/6: "There is at least one URL in your email that is generating substantial complaints from AOL members."
Also: delivery delays for several hours to as much as 24 hrs. BPN newsletters 3/9, 3/6, 2/9
astound.net Occasionally blocks a newsletter
8/28/2013 Marketplace "579 message content is not acceptable here"
3/27/2013 Marketplace "message text rejected by cgfe-1.wavecable.com: 579 message content is not acceptable here"
3/7/2012 Marketplace: "message text rejected by cgfe-1.wavecable.com: 579 message content is not acceptable here"
3/3/2012 Recommendations: "message text rejected by cgfe-1.wavecable.com: 579 message content is not acceptable here"
12/4/09 Advice Given "message text rejected by 24.113.32.21:25: 579 message content is not acceptable here"
att.com Occasionally blocks a newsletter
5/24/2012 Recommendationa 554 Denied
1/16/2012 Announcements: 553-Message filtered. Please see the FAQs section on spam
1/14/2012 Recommendations: 553-Message filtered. Please see the FAQs section on spam 8/1/08 Recommendations: (reason: 553-Message filtered. Please see the FAQs section on spam)
att.com Blocking some newsletters
9/6/07 Recommendations (reason: 553-Message filtered. Please see the FAQs section on spam)
3/7/08 Advice Given (reason: 553-Message filtered. Please see the FAQs section on spam)
att.com Blocking some newsletters
9/21 Advice Given (reason: 553-Message filtered.) 6/15 Recommendations (reason: 553-Message filtered.) 5/24 Advice Given (reason: 553-Message filtered.)
att.com Blocking some newsletters
4/4: (reason: 553-Message filtered. Please see the FAQs section on spam)
auroraschool.org Frequently blocks newsletters
11/14/08 Advice Given (reason: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused)
bayareayouthcenters.org Occasionally blocks newsletters
6/9/09 Marketplace: (reason: 554 Denied (Mode: normal))
5/29/09 Recommendations: (reason: 554 Denied (Mode: normal))
bayer.com Blocking some newsletters
11/9 Schools & Advice: (reason: 550 authentication required)
baymca.org Occasional delivery problems
1/20/09 Recommendations: (I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below....Connection timed out
berkeley.k12.ca.us Occasional delivery problems
5/22/2009 Schools newsletter ("Diagnostic-Code: X-Spam-&-Virus-Firewall; connect to 206.110.33.11[206.110.33.11]: server dropped connection without sending the initial greeting")
5/15/2009 Schools newsletter ("Diagnostic-Code: X-Spam-&-Virus-Firewall; connect to 206.110.33.11[206.110.33.11]: server dropped connection without sending the initial greeting")
4/24/2009 Schools newsletter ("Diagnostic-Code: X-Spam-&-Virus-Firewall; connect to 206.110.33.11[206.110.33.11]: server dropped connection without sending the initial greeting")
berkeley.edu ssl.berkeley.edu - blocking some newsletters
9/5/2013 Recommendations " 554 rejected due to spam content"

berkeley.edu (bmail) Blocking some newsletters

  • [May 3, 2013]bMail is blocking some BPN newsletters at the server because it thinks they are spam. This means the mail is never delivered to your berkeley.edu account. Neither the sender (BPN) nor the recipient (you) is being notified when mail is blocked. We reported this problem on Jan 31, April 21, and June 10 but to date there has been no resolution.
  • We have confirmed 5 newsletters in 2013 that were blocked: Recommendations2 Jan 26, Advice Given [A-L] Feb 1, Advice Given [A-L] Apr 19, Advice Given [A-L] April 26, Announcements June 5
  • If you are on bMail and you are missing a BPN newsletter besides those listed above, you should check your Spam folder first per the instructions below in the gmail.com section. Actual mail dates for newsletters are here.
  • cca.edu 5/9/10 Announcements: (reason: 550 5.7.1 Message contains a virus: Safebrowsing.Suspected-malware_safebrowsing.clamav.net)
    cceb.org Blocking some newsletters
    5/13/08 Advice Wanted: (reason: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected due to content restrictions)
    4/22/08: Adv Wanted (reason: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected due to content restrictions)
    12/11 (reason: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected due to content restrictions)
    1/7, 11/18, 7/14, 6/22, 5/15, 5/11, 5/8, 5/4, 2/6, 3/13,29,30, 4/9, 5/2 (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message has been blocked because it contains FortiSpamshield blocking URL(s).)
    ccsf.edu Frequently blocks BPN newsletters
    1/29/2013 Advice Wanted: "554 rejecting banned content"
    11/21/2012 Marketplace: "554 rejecting banned content"
    11/19/2012 Recommendations: "554 rejected due to spam content"
    10/5/2012 Marketplace: "554 rejected due to spam content"
    6/9/2012 Announcements: "554 rejected due to spam content"
    3/5/2012 Recommendations: "554 rejecting banned content"
    3/2/2012 Advice Given [A-L] "554 rejecting banned content"
    ccsf.edu Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    1/27/2012 Advice Given [A-L] "reason: 554 rejecting banned content"
    1/24/2012 Advice Wanted: "reason: 554 rejecting banned content"
    12/17/2011 Recommendations: "reason: 554 rejecting banned content"
    charter.net Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    3/31/09 Childcare: (reason: 550 5.2.0 Message identified as SPAM - Please visit http://www.charter.com/postmaster E5110)
    Blocking some newsletters
    12/11 Childcare: (reason: 550 Message identified as SPAM)
    7/12 & 7/2 Recommendations: (reason: 550 Message identified as SPAM)
    charter.net (reason: 550 Message identified as SPAM) 3/13
    college-prep.org Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    3/27/10: (reason: 550 Sorry, your site is blocked from connecting to us)
    3/1/2010 House & Garden ("Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 Sorry, your site is blocked from connecting to us")
    2/27/2010 Recommendations ("Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 Sorry, your site is blocked from connecting to us")
    4/21/09 Advice Wanted (reason: 550 Sorry, your site is blocked from connecting to us)
    columbia.edu Sometimes blocks a newsletter as "unsolicited bulk mail"
    1/16/2013 Announcements: "554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail"
    11/16/2012 Advice: "554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail"

    Advice Given 1/27/12 "This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail"
    Advice Wanted 1/10/12 "This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail"
    Recommendations 12/24/2011 "This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail"
    Marketplace 11/23/2011 "554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail"
    Advice Given 11/18/2011 "554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail"
    Marketplace 11/9/2011 "This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail"
    Recommendations 9/24/2011 "This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail"
    10/2/10 Recommendations (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    5/7/10 Advice Given (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    2/17/2010 Marketplace (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    2/3/2010 Marketplace (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    11/27/09 Marketplace (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    11/20/09 Marketplace (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    11/03/09 Recommendations (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    10/28/09 Marketplace (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    9/25/09 Recommendations (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    9/25/09 Advice Given (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    9/18/09 Advice Given (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    9/2/09 Marketplace (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    5/12/09 Childcare Digest (reason: 554 5.7.1 The IP address of web site www .geocities .com [98.137.46.72] is listed at www.spamhaus.org)
    11/14/08 Advice Given (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    10/17/08 Advice Given (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    10/10/08 Advice Given (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message appears to be unsolicited bulk mail)
    (1-2 times a month same error notice back to May 2007)
    comcast.net Frequently blocks all mail from BPN
    See this page
    cornell.edu Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    8/5/05 Recommendations: (reason: 503 5.0.0 Need MAIL before RCPT)
    covad.net Blocking all newsletters for some customers
    reason: 550 5.7.1 l154hUBQ030852 This message does not comply with required standards.
    2/4/2007 - all newsletters
    Covad subscribers can check their junk mail and list any emails on an "allow" list. Another thing that Covad can do is just tag the mail SPAM and send it to the subscriber anyway.
    crscience.org Blocking some newsletters
    July 22 Childcare: (reason: 550 5.7.1 Blocked by SpamAssassin (72E613CD27E)) May 7 Announcements: (reason: 550 5.7.1 Blocked by SpamAssassin (DA5513FF54))
    cspberkeley.com Often blocks BPN newsletters
    1/23/2013 Marketplace: "Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering"
    1/21/2013 Childcare: "Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering"
    csuhayward.edu Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    4/2/10 Parents of Teens: Message rejected.
    3/8/10: Advice Wanted ("Message rejected. Please visit http://www.google.com/mail/help/bulk_mail.html to review our Bulk Email Senders Guidelines.")
    cwtherapy.com Occasionally blocks BPN newsletters
    5/5/2013 Advice Given: "The message .. with the subject of (Advice Given [A-L] April 5, ...hes a profile the Internet community may consider spam. Please revise your message before resending."
    dhs.ca.gov Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    2/20/09 Recommendations: (reason: 550 5.7.0 Local Policy Violation) 2/20/09 Advice Given: (reason: 550 5.7.0 Local Policy Violation)
    doj.ca.gov Blocking all newsletters starting 12/11/2007
    12/11 Childcare, Recommendations, Marketplace (reason: 554 Transaction Failed Listed in deny list.)
    eb.org Blocking some newsletters
    reason: 554 Message refused
    Apr 4, Mar 23,30 12-16, 2
    edd.ca.gov Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    6/1/2010 Childcare newsletter: "5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering."
    excite.com Blocking newsletters
    excite.com has been blocking BPN newsletters since May 2009. . Since this problem has not resolved, we have removed exite.com subscribers from the list. If you subscribed to BPN using excite.com, please use this form to subscribe under a different email address.
    5/27/2009 Advice Wanted (reason: 450 4.7.1 Error: too many recipients from 169.229.248.172)
    5/22/2009 Advice Given [M-Z] (reason: 450 4.7.1 Error: too many recipients from 169.229.248.172)
    5/22/2009 Schools (reason: 450 4.7.1 Error: too many recipients from 169.229.248.172)
    5/22/2009 Advice Given [A-L] (reason: 452 4.5.3 Error: too many recipients)
    05/19/2009 Marketplace: "reason: 450 4.7.1 Error: too many recipients from 169.229.248.172)
    05/19/2009 Childcare
    05/20/2009 Announcements
    fpcberkeley.org Often blocks a newsletter
    1/23/2013 Marketplace: "Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering"
    1/21/2013 Childcare: "Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering"
    1/16/2013 Schools newsletter: "Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering"
    11/23/2012 Advice Given [M-Z] "Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering"
    Oct 17, 2012 Markeplace: "Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering"
    gene.com Blocking newsletters as spam
    July 13 2011 Announcements "551 5.0.0 message appears to be spam"
    June 22 2011 Announcements "551 5.0.0 message appears to be spam"
    May 7 2011 Recommendations "551 5.0.0 message appears to be spam"
    May 4 2011 Childcare "551 5.0.0 message appears to be spam"
    Apr 29 2011: Advice Given "551 5.0.0 message appears to be spam"
    11/25/2010: Recommendations newsletter blocked: "451 4.0.0 message appears to be spam"
    gmail.com Missing newsletters
    Jan 2008: gmail subscribers reporting all newsletter received except Childcare - check spam folder
    Dec 2007: Delivery delays of 3-12 hours
    hansonbridgett.com Blocking some newsletters
    6/18/2013 Childcare: "554 Email rejected due to security policies"
    6/15/2013 Recommendations: "554 Email rejected due to security policies"
    harvard.edu Blocking some newsletters
    5/14/09 Marketplace (reason: 550 5.7.1 mail containing mamadoesgood.typepad.com rejected - sbl; see http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=204.9.177.195)
    5/12/09 Childcare Digest (reason: 550 5.7.1 mail containing www.geocities.com rejected - sbl; see http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=98.137.46.72)
    4/19/08 Advice blocked: reason: 550 5.7.1 mail containing www.geocities.com rejected)
    4/16/08 Schools blocked: (reason: 550 5.7.1 mail containing www.geocities.com rejected)
    Feb & Mar 2008 Recs & Marketplace: (reason: 550 5.7.1 mail containing ca.geocities.com rejected - sbl; see http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=66.218.77.68)" (the newletter contained a geocities.com URL)
    hotmail.com (includes msn.com) Blocking some or all newsletters (Sept 2007)
    Hotmail was blocking all BPN newsletters Jan - July 2007 and again Sept - Oct 2007, without notifying its customers or the BPN that mail was not being delivered. BPN administrators and hotmail subscribers have not been able to find out from Hotmail what the problem is, despite numerous emails and form filings since Jan 2007. BPN recommends that hotmail subscribers use some other email service. Please click here to change your address. See this page for details about this problem.
    Blocking some newsletters
    Hotmail appears to be blocking some, but not all, BPN newsletters. BPN is not receiving delivery error messages so we do not know what the problem is.
    3/29/07: Hotmail says to answer the questions on their "Sender Information form". I tell them I did that on 3/22 and refer them to the result below.
    3/28/07: Hotmail told BPN that "Only our domain delivery support team will be able to resolve it." I asked Hotmail to please advise how to contact the domain delivery support team.
    3/26/07: Hotmail told a BPN subscriber that the problem is mail coming from the address lists.berkeley.edu, and that the BPN administrator should fill out Hotmail's Postmaster site. The subscriber pointed out that the BPN administrator has already done that ( response is here) but the filter is still in place.
    3/22/07: Filled out hotmail's lengthy form to report trouble sending mail to hotmail subscribers. Response from hotmail is here.
    3/5/07: Hotmail tech support advised a BPN subscriber that hotmail is blocking mail from lists.berkeley.edu (the address used by BPN and many other mailing lists at UC Berkeley) due to stricter spam policies.
    2/15/07: reports from some BPN hotmail subscribers saying they are receiving some newsletters but not all, especially not Marketplace. This appears to be a case of hotmail blocking some BPN newsletters based on content. Hotmail is not providing info back to BPN about this.

    January 2007 on -- Hotmail & MSN customers need to contact technical support about this problem. There are 2,074 hotmail subscribers on the BPN list - maybe if enough complain, hotmail will resolve this problem. BPN can't do anything about this, sorry.

    igc.org Blocking some newsletters
    4/4: (no reason provided)
    intraxinc.com Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    8/1/08 Recommendations (reason: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused)
    6/6/08 Recommendations (reason: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused)
    jcceastbay.org March 2010: occasional delivery delays
    juno.com Occasionally blocking BPN newsletters
    7/17/2013 Marketplace: (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    4/17/2010 Recommendations (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    4/16/2010 Advice Given (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    11/4/2009 Announcements (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    11/3/2009 Childcare (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    11/4/2009 Marketplace (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    11/03/2009 Recommendations (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    11/01/2009 House & Garden (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    11/02/2009 Advice Wanted (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    10/15/09 Marketplace (qmail-remote produced no output.)
    10/16/09 Parents of Teens (qmail-remote produced no output.)
    10/16/09 Advice Given (qmail-remote produced no output.)
    (similar error messages throughout 2008-2009)
    kvn.com Frequently blocks newsletters
    12/7/09 Recommendations (reason: 554 email rejected due to security policies - MCSpamSignature.sa.29.5)
    12/4/09 Advice Given (reason: 554 email rejected due to security policies - MCSpamSignature.sa.28.5)
    12/4/09 Schools (reason: 554 email rejected due to security policies - MCSpamSignature.sa.52.5)
    12/2/2009 Marketplace (reason: 554 email rejected due to security policies - MCSpamSignature.sa.70.3)
    11/20/09 Advice Given (reason: 554 email rejected due to security policies - MCSpamSignature.sa.75.6)
    Advice Given 11/27/09 (reason: 554 email rejected due to security policies - MCSpamSignature.sa.50.7)
    11/20/09 Recommendations (reason: 554 email rejected due to security policies - MCSpamSignature.sa.28.5)
    11/20/09 Marketplace (reason: 554 email rejected due to security policies - MCSpamSignature.sa.29.5)
    11/20/09 Schools (reason: 554 email rejected due to security policies - MCSpamSignature.sa.52.5)
    11/15/09 House & Garden (reason: 554 email rejected due to security policies - MCSpamSignature.sa.42.0)
    10/28/09 Announcements (reason: 554 email rejected due to security policies - MCSpamSignature.sa.55.2)
    10/9/09 Advice Given: (reason: 554 email rejected due to security policies - MCSpamSignature.sa.29.5)
    langokids.com Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    8/1/08 Recommendations (reason: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused)
    6/6/08 Recommendations (reason: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused)
    lifelongmedical.org Occasionally blocking newsletters as spam
    Aug 5, 2011 Advice Given: "582 This message violates our email policy."
    lookingglass.org Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    1/29/2013 Advice Wanted: "Your email is considered spam (10.60 spam-hits)"
    mac.com Occasionally Blocking BPN newsletters
    Aug 2013: several reports of blocked BPN newsletters, especially Childcare
    mail.ru Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    8/8/08 Advice Given (reason: 550 Spam message rejected)
    8/8/08 Marketplace (reason: 550 Spam message rejected)
    8/6/08 Announcements (reason: 550 spam message discarded. If you think that the system is mistaken, please report details to abuse@corp.mail.ru)
    4/25/08 Marketplace (reason: 550 spam message discarded. If you think that the system is mistaken, please report details to abuse@corp.mail.ru)
    math.berkeley.edu Blocking all newsletters
    (reason: 450 4.7.1 ... MX 0 'chignik.berkeley.edu.' [169.229.248.172] for not answering)
    Fall 2006 continuing BPN newsletters can't be delivered; unsubscribed math.berkeley.edu addresses
    mdusd.k12.ca.us and mdusd.org Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    8/31/2012 Teens: 554 rejected due to spam content
    me.com/mac.com Occasionally blocking newsletters as spam
    Oct 2012: subscribers are reporting missing Childcare newsletters. Check your Spam/Trash folders and the spam settings on your email account. Also see the gmail problem above.
    medamerica.com Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    1/16/2013 Schools newsletter: "Contains Offensive Language"
    medscape.com Blocking some newsletters
    (reason: 551 5.7.1 REFUSED: Your message has been blocked on server c0mailmxp08 by our SPAM filter pattern)
    3/16/2007 newsletters
    microsoft.com Blocking some newsletters
    6/6 Recommendations (reason: 550 5.7.1 )
    mprinc.com Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    5/15/09 Schools ("reason: 591 rhenke@mprinc.com your host [169.229.248.172] is blacklisted by ru.countries.nerd.dk. Send your questions to blacklist-admin@mprinc.com")
    netscape.com Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    5/26/09 Childcare: (reason: 550 Content not accepted: Content rejected)
    8/5/08 Childcare: (reason: 550 Content not accepted: Content rejected)
    netzero.com Blocking BPN newsletters
    4/17/2010 Recommendations (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    4/16/2010 Advice Given (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    11/4/2009 Announcements
    11/3/2009 Childcare
    11/4/2009 Marketplace
    11/03/2009 Recommendations
    11/01/2009 House & Garden
    11/02/2009 Advice Wanted
    10/16/09 Parents of Teens (qmail-remote produced no output.)
    10/16/09 Advice Given (qmail-remote produced no output.)
    5/14/09 Marketplace (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    5/13/09 Announcements (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    5/12/09 Childcare Digest (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    5/12/09 Recommendations (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    5/12/09 Advice Wanted (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    1/13/09 Marketplace (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    12/29/08 Marketplace: (reason: 550 Access denied...)
    4/22/08 Recommendations (reason: 550 ...)
    4/18/08 Recommendations (reason: 550 Access denied
    2/15/08 House & Garden (reason: 550 Access denied)
    1/31/08 Announcements (reason: 550 Access denied)
    9/13 Announcements, 7/12, 7/2 Recommendations: (reason: 550 Access denied)
    oaklandsinai.org Blocking some newsletters
    6/6/08 Recommendation: (reason: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused)
    5/16/08 Advice Given: (reason: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused)
    5/9/08 Advice Given: (reason: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused)
    5/9/08 Marketplace: (reason: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused)
    4/22/08 Advice Wanted (reason: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused)
    ohlone.edu Blocking some newsletters
    6/6/08 Recommendation: (reason: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused)
    12/15 House & Garden, 12/7 Markeplace: (reason: 552 Error: content rejected)
    optonline.net Occasionally blocks newsletters
    11/20/2013 Schools, Preschools & Camps: "554 5.7.1 Spam detected by Cloudmark content scanner. Message rejected."
    ousd.k12.ca.us Blocking some newsletters
    Relaying denied (BPN newsletters blocked as spam)
    3/5/2007 newsletters, continuing (ousd subscribers need to contact their tech support person.)
    peralta.edu Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    5/22/2009 Parents of Teens "(reason: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering.)"
    4/21/2009 Advice Wanted "(reason: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering.)"
    4/17/2009 Advice Given "(reason: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering.)"
    Occasionally delays delivery of newsletters
    2/11/2009 Advice Wanted
    pol.net Frequently blocks a newsletter
    1/27/13: after multiple unsuccessful attempts to deliver BPN newsletters, six pol.net addresses have been removed from the BPN mailing list.
    1/17/2013 Recommendations: Action: failed Status: 4.4.7
    1/16/2013 Schools newsletter: "reason: 550 5.4.1 Relay Access Denied"
    princeton.edu Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    2/11/2009 Marketplace: Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550 5.7.1 Message content rejected, UBE, id=01195-02-615
    1/30/2009 Advice Given: Your message was blocked by our Spam Firewall.
    rice.edu Occasionally blocking newsletters as spam
    3/30/2012 Advice Given "Your message to _____ was blocked by our Spam Firewall. The email you sent with the following subject has NOT BEEN DELIVERED:"
    richmond.ca.us Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    9/14/2012 Teens: "554 rejecting banned content"
    8/31/2012 Teens: "554 rejected due to spam content"
    riseup.net Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    9/2/09 Announcements: (reason: 550 5.7.1 Virus detected: INetMsg.SpamDomain-2m.10049.UNOFFICIAL - contact http://help.riseup.net/help-desk if this is in error)
    sbcglobal.net Occasional delivery problems
    5/26/2009: /home/y/bin/ymail_sbc_localdot.pl: not found I'm not going to try again; this message has been in the queue too long.
    Delayed delivery
    2/24/08: sbcglobal customer reporting delivery delays of several days for BPN newsletters
    spes.org Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    10/7/09 Announcements: (reason: 550 Content not accepted: Content rejected)
    8/18/09 Marketplace: (reason: 550 Content not accepted: Content rejected)
    5/26/09 Childcare: (reason: 550 Content not accepted: Content rejected)
    8/5/08 Childcare: (reason: 550 Content not accepted: Content rejected)
    standishmellon.com Occasionally blocks newsletters
    6/10/09 Announcements: (reason: 554 Denied (Mode: normal))
    stmarys-ca.edu Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    8/31/2012 Teens: 554 rejected due to spam content
    stopwaste.org Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    12/19/08 Advice newsletter: (reason: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering.)
    tusd.net Frequently blocks newsletters
    2/1/2013: addresses removed from the list after too many bounces
    ucsf.edu Frequently blocks newsletters
    5/31/2013 Advice Given: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused
    1/29/2013 Advice Wanted: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused
    1/25/2013 Advice Given [M-Z]: Requested action not taken: message refused
    well.com Blocking some newsletters
    1/14/08 Advice Wanted: (reason: 550 5.7.1 mail from server 169.229.248.172 rejected due to Spamhaus listing)
    wsgc.com Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    11/21/2008 Advice Given (reason: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering.)
    11/14/2008 Marketplace (reason: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering.)
    yahoo.com Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    Occasional delivery delays of up to two days.
    11/2/2012 Advice Given: "Remote host said: 554 Message not allowed - [299] [BODY]"
    1/6/2012 Advice Given A-L 554 Message not allowed - [299] (yahoo is rejecting this newsletter - most rejects are for subscribers with non-yahoo email addresses that forward to yahoo)
    8/15/2011 Advice Wanted: 554 Message not allowed - [299] (yahoo is rejecting newsletter for some customers)

    Frequent delivery delays of 24-48 hours
    4/7/2009: "Deferred: 452 Too many recipients"
    3/4/2009: Two yahoo subscribers have reported receiving 7-8 copies of the same BPN newsletter. 3/5/2009: We have been told that this is a yahoo problem; yahoo is aware of it and it should be fixed soon.

    From Feb - Oct 2008 yahoo was blocking 2-3 BPN newsletters a week. 10/31/08: we've been notified by yahoo that they have removed the block on BPN newsletters as of today. Good news! Prior to 10/31, many BPN newsletters were not delivered to yahoo subscribers. See this page for more information.

    Frequently blocks newsletters
    October 2008: for nearly a year now, Yahoo has been blocking BPN newsletters. Each week at least one BPN newsletter is blocked, often more than one. Typically Childcare and Marketplace are blocked, but other newsletters have been blocked also at one time or another. (There is a list of mailing dates here.)

    BPN is mailing them to you, but Yahoo is not delivering all of them. This appears to be a policy decision at Yahoo, perhaps a misguided effort to block spam. There is nothing that yahoo subscribers can do to prevent this, since it is happening at the mail server, not at individual mailboxes. BPN has repeatedly filled out yahoo's online forms to report and resolve the problem (see this page), but it has continued.

    Sorry but there is nothing BPN can do about this. We recommend using a different email address for BPN. BPN has not had problems delivering mail to gmail subscribers, and there have been not hotmail problems recently (though there were in the past!)

    Examples: 8/6/08 Announcements was blocked; 8/5/08 Recommendations was blocked; 8/5/08 Childcare newsletter was blocked.

    Frequent delivery delays of 24-48 hours
    Ongoing problem with the newsletters that are not blocked.

    Delivery delays
    "Deferred: 452 Too many recipients"

    March 2008: Still receiving reports of missing newsletters from Yahoo subscribers. There seem to be several problems: 1) yahoo often holds up delivery for several days, 2) yahoo is blocking some incoming email without notifying their customers, and 3) some yahoo subscribers have set up a spam filter that deletes mail immediately if it is identified as spam, including false positives like BPN newsletters.
    For #3, please check your spam settings. Set it up to always review any emails that have been tagged as spam before deleting them. If you already do this, and you did not find the missing newsletters in your spam folder, then the only remedy BPN can recommend is for you to use some other email service besides yahoo. Sorry, but there is nothing BPN can do about this!
    3/21/2008: filled out the yahoo complaint form
    2/27/2008: new error message from yahoo: (reason: 554 Message not allowed - UP Email not accepted for policy reasons. Please visit http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/defer/defer-04.html[120])

    2/10/2008: yahoo subscribers are reporting missing newsletters, especially Childcare.

    Jan 2007 on - some newsletters
    delivery of occasional newsletters is delayed from several hours to as many as 48 hours

    Frequent delivery delays of 24-48 hours
    (Action: failed Status: 4.4.7) 2/19 Recommendations, 2/15 House & Garden, 2/14 Announcements, 2/12 Recommendations, 2/12 Marketplace, 2/12 Childcare, 2/5 Adv Wanted, 2/1 Marketplace, 2/1 House&Garden, 2/1 Schools,
    1/31/2008 Announcements, (reason: 451 temporary failure (#4.3.0))
    9/18/2008 Marketplace, Sept 8 Schools, June 14 Announcements "reason: 452 Too many recipients"

    ucsfmedctr.org and ucsf.edu Blocking some newsletters
    11/23/2012 Advice Given [M-Z]: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused
    11/16/2012 Advice newsletter: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused
    8/31/2012 Teens: 554 rejected due to spam content
    7/18/2012 Advice Wanted: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused
    4/20/2012 Advice Given [M-Z] 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused
    8/2/2011 Advice Wanted: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused
    1/26/2011 Marketplace: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering.
    11/24/2010 Marketplace: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering
    10/22/2010 Advice Given: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering
    10/19/2010 Marketplace: 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering
    (reason: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for [ucsfmedctr email address])
    2/6/2007 Marketplace not delivered
    wccusd.net Occasionally blocks a newsletter
    8/31/2012 Teens: 554 rejected due to spam content
    kp.org Blocking BPN newsletters
    Oct 2011 Recommendations
    Action taken: Denied Access
    Reason: Scan Failure
    Rule Group:
    Policy Name: Master policy
    Scanned By: External mails
    
    Misc. Email Addresses vonblohn.com 12/15 House (reason: 554 Your email is considered spam (5.70 spam-hits))
    workwithfamilies.com 12/15 House (reason: 554 mail server permanently rejected message (#5.3.0))
    ymcaeastbay.org 12/14 Advice, Recommendations (reason: 554 Message rejected by Death2Spam, closing connection)
    vanity email addresses such as "Joe@JoeShmoe.com" (reason: 553 sorry, relaying denied from your location [169.229.248.172] (#5.7.1))
    commonwealthclub.org 9/21 Advice (reason: 550 5.7.1 message refused)
    dvc.edu 9/21 Advice (reason: 554 Denied)
    ebfas.org (reason: 554 Message refused)
    fdap.org (reason: 550 5.7.1 reject: Spam value exceeded.) 3/12-13
    frb.org (reason: 553-Message filtered.)
    juno.com 9/13 Announcements: (reason: 550 Access denied)
    kvn.com 6/28 Announcements (reason: 554 No relaying allowed - psmtp)
    kw.com 5/19 (reason: 554 sorry, invalid message content (#5.3.2))
    livingspacesca.com (reason: 550-mailinc27: Host 169.229.248.172: No relaying permitted to)
    metrostation.com 9/21 Advice (reason: email blocked)
    transbaycenter.org 9/21 Advice (reason: 550 5.7.1 Requested action not taken: message refused)
    pcumail.com (reason: 554 Message refused)
    Other intermittant problems Blocking some newsletters
    5/4: "Spam score too high" or similar: creativecoverage.com, gabelenergy.com rothman-consulting.com, shawn-ryan.com, suzannecerny.com
    bfwc.org 6/14 Announcements (reason: 550 5.7.1 black listed URL)
    millswaterex.com 5/18 (reason: 550-Verification failed for myway.com 7/12 (reason: 550 5.7.1 UrLSpam)
    parksconservancy.orgu (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message has been blocked because it contains FortiGuard - AntiSpam blocking URL(s).(black url www.wcchschool.org))
    pol.net 6/22 (reason: 554 5.7.1 Relay access denied)
    sfuhs.org 5/24, 5/21, 5/18 (reason: 554 Content filter will not allow this message (Mode: normal) crscience.org (reason: 550 5.7.1 : Client host rejected: Authentication failed, please enable SMTP Authentication in your email client)
    bernardes.com, insiterealty.net (reason: 550 5.7.1 black listed URL host www.geocities.com by .multi.uribl.com)

    care2.com (reason: 551 5.7.1 REFUSED: Your message has been blocked on server c0mailmxp01 by our SPAM filter pattern (s681343). Please forward this message along with the original email to FilterSupport@MailCentro.com.) 4/19 Childcare cceb.org (reason: 554 5.7.1 This message has been blocked because it contains FortiSpamshield blocking URL(s).) 2/6, 3/13,29,30
    cwnet.com 12/21 Advice Given (reason: 550-This message is rejected by the Anti-Spam System. Spam-score too high :)
    eb.org 1/7 Advice, 12/18 Marketplace, 12/14 Advice ((reason: 571 Requested action not taken: Message was spam or contained virus)
    9/21 Advice (reason: 554 Message Refused)
    Kaplan.com 12/21 Advice, 12/14 Advice (reason: 582 This content violates our email policy)

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