Did Yahoo Groups Glitch Leads to Overloaded Inboxes

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We’ve started receiving reports that something has gone amiss over at Yahoo Groups, with as many as a dozen or more of each message being delivered, causing user’s inboxes to be overloaded, and group moderators to receive several copies of even administrative requests.

“Yahoo groups went out of control and every message posted got delivered a dozen times or more. As a group owner, I even got inundated with repeat messages from folks joining groups,” complained one Internet Patrol reader.


“I own and/or moderate several Yahoo groups, as well as being a member of others and the last several days I’ve been seeing duplicate and even triplicate messages, as well as messages being repeated over two or three days after the original posting. I don’t know what’s causing it but somebody at Yahoo needs to dedigitate and fix the problem.” said another.

We’re on the trail, trying to find out what is going on, and what, if anything, you can do about it.

As one reader pointed out, it’s ironic that this happened just leading up to Yahoo’s big announcement that they are going to start giving unlimited email storage space to their users.

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8 thoughts on “Did Yahoo Groups Glitch Leads to Overloaded Inboxes

  1. On a related note, when I clicked on the URL in my email to open this page, TWO IE windows opened and loaded this page!

  2. It happens from time to time. I own six groups, moderate a couple others, and belong to about 100, and every so often messages go out in twos or threes — I’ve gotten as many as six copies of the same message. Doesn’t fill my mailbox anymore (thanks Gmail!) but it’s still a nuisance.

  3. my isp is accusing me of sending spam?? wont tell me what, i scaned for virus.my virus program scans ingoing and outgoing mail. i think someone got a bunch of duplicated emails from yahoo and complained….

  4. Yes i got overloaded yesterday of “romancescams group” ten letters of the same at at im had about 400 letters and originally 40 letters about
    Yours Robin (on mauvemove mail)

  5. Geezus, Turalia, why don’t you give people a freaking break? It seems that as soon as you told this place about the problem, they wrote about it. They said themselves that they hadn’t heard about it before you and some others mentioned it. So what do you expect from them? If you are using a 3rd party site to get your hot off the presses news from Yahoo, then it seems that you are the one with the problem.

  6. Thanks for the alert. That explains why I received a dozen bounced messages in my email box.
    It would have been good PR for Yahoo to have made contact themselves.

    Judi

  7. Nice of you to report on this AFTER it’s been fixed by Yahoo.

    From the Yahoo Groups Team Blog: “We pushed a fix at midnight March 29 (Pacific time), but unfortunately at that point a backlog of mail was still being delivered. We’re confident that the bug is fixed on our end— however some ISPs may still be delivering backlogged mail to some users.”

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