Yahoo was doing an upgrade which was
intended to improve the speed of email delivery. The upgrade had a nasty
side effect. Some groups experienced duplicate deliveries of emails.
Not every group experience it or to the same degree. I own some Yahoo
groups and saw as few as 6 copies and as many as 24 copies. Yahoo pushed
through a patch to the upgrade late Wednesday night or wee hours of Thursday depending
on your time zone. This patch was designed to stop the duplicates. You
may continue to get duplicates until anything sent through your ISP server finishes
clearing out. Some people who may have had Outlook or another email
program closed for a few days aren’t aware of this and will discover it
the next time they open their email.
Each time someone posted to a list
inquiring about the duplicates snowballed causing the inquiry and subsequent replies
to become a blizzard. Some group owners completely stopped members from
being able to post anything at all while others simply moderated all posts to delete
The following is what Yahoo sent to group
We sincerely apologize for the mail
delivery bug that caused many group members to receive multiple copies of group
mail. This bug was introduced when we were working to increase mail delivery
speed (one of our biggest user requests).
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. We're monitoring your comments and appreciate you letting
us know your group's status on the Groups Team Blog: http://blog.360.yahoo.com/y_groups_team
The Groups product team has also posted a response to user feedback regarding
IFrames and group description in the latest blog entry.
We appreciate your patience and again we're very sorry for the inconvenience.
-- The Yahoo! Groups Team
If you want to follow what Yahoo is doing
for and to groups and be able to post your response there, check out the 360 blog
address above. It is for anyone to follow, not just group owners.
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jan Lauritzen
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] AB Tien
Shan - Multiple copies of email
Some of you have commented on getting emails twice. I am
getting multiple copies. There are 14 copies of this one on my computer
this morning and I deleted at least 9 yesterday. Several others have had
6 to 8 copies as well.
Has anyone figured it out??
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