- Apr 22, 2019
- cPanel Access Level
- Website Owner
Yahoo is notorious for "greylisting" mail. Deferring mail over a period of time until finally accepting it. I don't know if Gmail does that - not that I am aware of (at least not as bad as Yahoo).
The strange thing is that those emails never arrive and I never get a Failure Delivery message, not even later. First time it happened was at least six months ago and I never got any “sign” of that email (or any other "missing" emails) that hasn’t arrived to Yahoo inbox.I've not seen them do it either, they typically will bounce it back pretty fast if it's not going to be accepted.
Yes, I give my domain name email because it looks more professional. It’s my “work” website and I get most of my clients through it.But still... the issue persists, if you are only checking your @yahoo.com email address ... why not just give out your @yahoo.com email address? Why are you telling people to write to you at your @myhosteddomain.com email address and then only checking it at your @yahoo.com email account? Because it looks more professional?
If deliverability is a chief concern for you, then you really need to either need to check the @myhosteddomain.com email account directly (using a real email client like Outlook or Thunderbird, or using the cPanel webmail interface) or tell individuals to email you at your @yahoo.com email address.
I’m really used to Yahoo Mail and like the interface and user experience of it (much better than Gmail’s or the email clients I’ve tried), so I prefer to receive all emails there but I guess I’ll just have to check the Webmail account directly or use an email client from now on. This only started happening about six months ago, so it’s a bit frustrating and I thought I could sort it out.Also, if you really want to get your mail in a client like Gmail (Yahoo does not do this I just confirmed in my own account) the option that @sparek-3 mentioned - to utilize the Gmail client as a pop3 client and just receive your mail there is the best option.
Thanks for your insights, at least now I know better what the options are.