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    nancybabix3 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 13, 2010, 05:51 PM
    Why can't my Yahoo email account receive mail?
    Hey, I wanted to know why my Yahoo email account can't receive emails. I lost my email password but now I found it , and it won't let me receive mails.
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    InfoJunkie4Life Posts: 1,409, Reputation: 81
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    Jan 14, 2010, 12:39 AM

    Could be a cookie problem, make sure you are accepting them. Also, it may have something to do with Yahoo locking it. Some email systems lock an account if it isn't used within a certain period to conserve bandwidth, the lock may not be lifted yet.

    How long has this been occurring?

    Do other people's accounts work on the same computer?
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    FadedMaster Posts: 1,510, Reputation: 148
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    Jan 14, 2010, 07:08 AM

    Are you logging into the website to check your e-mail? When you log in, this should prompt to re-activate the account if deactivation is what happened. Your account won't be reactivated if you are using a 3rd party program for e-mail.

    Also, make sure to check your spam folder and your spam filter settings. It could be set to mark everything spam that isn't in your contacts list.
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    Jessica-chen Posts: 27, Reputation: 2
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    Jan 18, 2010, 09:11 PM

    Hi, maybe you can refer to the following information.

    Yahoo seems to filter email they consider junk mail into a folder titled Bulk.
    To ensure that you are able to receive email from the specific sender, you must do the following:
    Log into your Yahoo Account
    Click Options
    Click Filters
    Click Add
    Type: "Safe List" into the Filter Name Field
    Type the sender's domain, for example into the field where it says "From header: contains"
    Select "Inbox" where it says "Then Move the message to:"
    Click "Add Filter"
    Once you add the sender to your Safe filter, you should be able to receive all email he sends you. If you are still unable to receive email, please check your Bulk Mail folder to see if the email was filtered there. If it was, you need to open the email in your browser and click the Not Spam button at the bottom of your window. The email will be moved to your Inbox and Yahoo shouldn't filter future correspondences from that sender.
    If you do not click the Not Spam button, all future emails from that sender may continue to be filtered to your Bulk Email. You should continue to check this "Bulk" folder from time to time to make sure that no other important emails have been filtered there as well.
    Yahoo! (and other ISP's) gives people the ability to click a button that labels the message as SPAM. Some people "forget" that they opted-in, but others simply don't realize that by flagging a message as SPAM, they are causing problems for the owner of the list they are on.
    If Yahoo! Gets the wrong impression about the sender's domain, and that domain name just appearing in the message BODY, it causes Yahoo! To flag the message as SPAM.
    The solution is to simply use a new domain to redirect people to necessary pages.
    So if you find yourself caught in the SPAM filters, it is perhaps a domain name you're putting in the BODY that has been misflagged as a source of SPAM. If so, use a redirect work-around.
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