DMARCYou may already know that
Yahoo.com has a DMARC policy in place that prevents mail with yahoo.com in the from address from being delivered if it is sent from outside Yahoo’s infrastructure.

Yahoo is expanding this policy to their lower-volume Yahoo international domains below on Mar 28, 2016.

The list of domains that will become unusable is as follows:

 

y7mail.com

yahoo.at

yahoo.be

yahoo.bg

yahoo.cl

yahoo.co.hu

yahoo.co.id

yahoo.co.il

yahoo.co.kr

yahoo.co.th

yahoo.co.za

yahoo.com.co

yahoo.com.hr

yahoo.com.my

yahoo.com.pe

yahoo.com.ph

yahoo.com.sg

yahoo.com.tr

yahoo.com.tw

yahoo.com.ua

yahoo.com.ve

yahoo.com.vn

yahoo.cz

yahoo.dk

yahoo.ee

yahoo.fi

yahoo.hr

yahoo.hu

yahoo.ie

yahoo.lt

yahoo.lv

yahoo.nl

yahoo.no

yahoo.pl

yahoo.pt

yahoo.rs

yahoo.se

yahoo.si

yahoo.sk

yahoogroups.co.kr

yahoogroups.com.cn

yahoogroups.com.sg

yahoogroups.com.tw

yahoogrupper.dk

yahoogruppi.it

yahooxtra.co.nz

This means that messages using any of these domains as the from address which are not sent from Yahoo’s infrastructure will likely be filtered or blocked completely.

Things to Consider

Sending mail from external domains is more common than you might think. It’s a good idea to take a close look at all of your mail streams to ensure that you are not using these domains in any of your from addresses. If you are, you may have some work to do. Messages using these domains will likely stop delivering in the very near future. If your use case requires that you are able to identify the sender of the message, try experimenting with a “friendly from” instead of using their personal email address. A “friendly from” is when you use a name to appear as the from address, instead of the email address itself: exampleuser@yahoo.com can be sent as “Example User” <message@yourdomain.com>

Remember that Yahoo made these changes in the interest of keeping email safe and secure for everyone. After auditing your mail streams for outgoing messages using Yahoo domains, it would be a great idea to start working on your own DMARC policy. In the next few years we expect inbox providers to begin filtering senders that don’t have a DMARC policy protecting their domain. You will not regret being ahead of the curve on this.



Luke is a software developer with a passion for solving tough problems. He's been tasked with building tools that automate and simplify the work of SendGrid's compliance and delivery teams. He loves that SendGrid encourages him to grow as a developer, and he hopes to pay it forward by doing everything he can to help SendGrid grow as a company.