Delivery issues at LaPoste.net since Friday April 6th, 2018 (!)

Recently, Postmastery’s Email Delivery Analytics detected serious delivery issues at LaPoste.net. The most frequent SMTP errors we detected were: 421 4.3.2 No system resources 421 4.3.2 All server ports are busy 451 4.7.1 Service unavailable – try again later 421 4.7.0 lpn-prd-vrin0xx Error: too many errors 421 4.4.2 lpn-prd-vrin0xx Error: timeout exceeded 550 5.5.0 Service […]

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New SMTP replies at Outlook: update your backoff patterns to avoid reputation damage

On April 5th, at 5AM CET, we were alerted by a huge spike in Outlook deferrals. The chart below (copied from Postmastery Delivery Analytics) reveals the deferrals over time: After investigating the issue, Postmastery delivery engineers discovered new SMTP replies at Microsoft domains. 451 4.7.650 The mail server [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] has been temporarily rate limited due […]

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AOL and Yahoo merge could impact your email delivery and MTA

A few weeks ago, AOL reported that AOL and Yahoo will come together under the OATH umbrella and merge with the Yahoo email infrastructure to serve both brands. This happened on 20 February 2018, and now all the AOL recipient domains’ MX, including the following, will point to mx-aol.mail.gm0.yahoodns.net: – aol.com – verizon.net – aol.co.uk […]

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