Not just G-mails; I use hotmail (outlook), and all e-mails from Yahoo and AOL 
end up in my spam folder. I have tried everything possible to stop this from 
happening to no avail, but I see now that this isn't specific to just me, or 
the configuration of my mail.

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Sent: 11 October 2019 6:19 PM
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Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Yahoo/AOL warning

(I'm not the most technical person, so feel free to correct imprecisions or
add better suggestions)
It feels like a blast from the past, but it turns out there's still a fair
amount of Yahoo/AOL users that are part of our community.

Just a fair warning: as has been known for a while now (at least 2013
<>), yahoo (and AOL?) emails
through mailman lists are often treated as spam by gmail email recipients.

This has gotten worse: I understand Yahoo may have blacklisted altogether, and emails are bouncing. I noticed for some
50-100 email Yahoo and AOL addresses on the Wiki Loves Monuments mailing
list that they bounced back, and eventually got automatically unsubscribed.

So if you or a friend has a Yahoo or AOL email address - you/they may be at
risk of being unsubscribed from (some?) Wikimedia mailing lists without
notification. The only 'fix' that you can do, that I'm aware of, is slowly
moving to a different provider, if you want to be active on these lists.

The issue is being tracked without much visible activity here: (there may be more relevant

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